WHERE? Harold Pinter Theatre RUNTIME: 90 minutes (no interval)
WHEN? 8/3, opens 13/3, runs to 1/6/19 STOP PRESS: now extended to 8/6
A female voice sings a slowed-down and stripped back version of, we think, Depeche Mode’s Enjoy The Silence at several moments during this methodical revival and it’s the best in-joke of an understated evening.
Read on for reasons including how the audience is queuing around the block to see Tom Hiddleston at the stage door
WHEN? 9/2/19 (matinee), opens 18/2/19, booking until 14/9/19
‘Come from aways’ is a Newfoundland description for visitors from beyond the island and this is the story of what happened in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 when 38 planes were grounded there and the community embraced the outsiders.
Read on for reasons including why this is a big, warm hug of a musical about the importance of kindness
WHERE? Noel Coward Theatre RUNTIME: 120 minutes (no interval)
WHEN? 9/2/19 (evening), opening 12/2/19, booking until 11/5/19
All About Eve is best known as a 1950 film which won 6 Oscars starring Bette Davis as Broadway star Margo Channing who finds she is usurped by ambitious young Eve Harrington who insinuates herself into the star’s life.
Read on for reasons including how stars Gillian Anderson and Lily James complement each other
WHERE?: Harold Pinter Theatre RUN TIME: 120 minutes (including interval)
WHEN?: 1/2/19, press night 6/2/19, booking to 23/2/19
Danny Dyer might be familiar to you as father of Love Island‘s Dani, his Henry VIII connection, from EastEnders or because of a memorable ‘trotters up’ Brexit quote but you might not know he was twice directed by Harold Pinter, in 2000 and 2002.
Read on for reasons including why this is the most successful so far of the Pinter at the Pinter series
WHERE?: Finborough Theatre RUN TIME: 90 minutes (no interval)
WHEN?: Last night 26/1/19
In April Sheila Atim (pictured above) won the Best Supporting Actress in a Musical Olivier and tonight we’re in the front row at this 50-seater theatre above a pub to see her in a production of a new play she has also composed the music for.
Read on for reasons including why this production deserves a transfer to a larger London venue
WHERE?: Hampstead Theatre RUN TIME: 110 minutes (no interval)
WHEN?: 25/1, press night 31/1, booking to 2/3/19
Author Martyna Majok is a Polish-American playwright familiar with homelessness, grief and working multiple jobs to pay her way and weaves those subjects seamlessly together here in her play which won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Read on for reasons including why Hampstead Theatre is becoming the home of cutting edge new writing
WHERE?: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith RUN TIME: 120 minutes (without interval)
WHEN?: 21/1, press night 24/1, booking to 16/2/19
Former pop stars have co-written our favourite new musicals of the last 2 years (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Eugenius) and so we approached this collaboration between Doctor Who writer Matt Jones and Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke with much excitement.
Read on for reasons including why we think this deserves a West End transfer