On Saturday 5th September 2015 The 39 Steps will close after 9 years at the Criterion Theatre. Based on John Buchan’s 1914 spy thriller The Thirty Nine Steps and adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow (Desmond Oliver Dingle/The National Theatre of Brent), The 39 Steps is directed by Maria Aitken, with design by Peter McKintosh, lighting by Ian Scott, sound by Mic Pool, and movement by Toby Sedgwick. The 39 Steps is presented by Edward Snape for Fiery Angel and Tricycle London Productions … [Read more...]
Best Plays in London - New Plays in London
Here is our guide to plays in London. From long-running West End plays such as The Mousetrap and The Woman in Black to new plays opening soon. Book London theatre tickets online for plays – click one of the images or the link below which shows all listings of plays currently on sale.
The producers of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG have announced that something has gone stunningly right. With their advertising campaign encouraging people to 'SAVE MONEY - DON'T COME' which evidently has not worked, the show that they capitalised in the West End for £250,000 and opened at the Duchess Theatre at the beginning of September, written by and starring unknown out of work actors, has already recouped all of its production costs and is now turning a weekly profit. It is an extraordinary … [Read more...]
Never before has the title of a play been so apt, The Play That Goes Wrong, certainly lives up to its title and much more besides. Having already enjoyed two successful runs in the West End and sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Play That Goes Wrong has now set up home at the Duchess Theatre in the West End of London. Having picked up many awards and high accolades along the way, The Play That Goes Wrong seems to be going from strength to strength. The Cornley Polytechnic … [Read more...]
There are many different types of laughers in this world. There are the ungainly guffaws that resonate so much that seismometers in the vicinity record alarmingly high readings, panicking the British Geological Survey of the onset of a mega-earthquake. There are, of course, those that shriek - making one wonder if the person is in pain or amused (likely both). The most mysterious to me is the silent laugh. The head bobs up and down like the Churchill dog (or one of those bobble-head dolls), but … [Read more...]
When it comes to Oscar Wilde and The Importance of Being Earnest, I will confess I am a novice. I knew nothing of the plot, only that it was a comedy, by contrast my companion was a hardcore fan and could quote every line. For me this play revealed itself accordingly but for my comrade there were a few surprises. Director Lucy Bailey and Designer William Dudley have joined forces to create a reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy. Taking artistic licence with the plot, Lucy Bailey’s … [Read more...]