Summer is fading and the Edinburgh Fringe has come to an end, but here are the top ten shows to catch in London this September.
Misty at Trafalgar Studios
8th September – 20th October 2018
Following its sold-out run at the Bush Theatre, Arinzé Kene’s acclaimed Misty transfers to London’s Trafalgar Studios. Through a blend of theatre, gig and performance poetry, Arinzé delivers an epic, heartfelt and playful exploration of creative freedom, set against a pulsating vision of modern London.
Wasted at Southwark Playhouse
6th September – 6th October 2018
A brand new musical that gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell. Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
Sketching at Wilton’s Music Hall
26th September – 27th October 2018
Oliver Award-winning playwright James Graham and director Thomas Hescott have picked eight emerging writers to collaborate with on this uniquely multi-authored play. Graham and Hescott put out a call for submissions from emerging talents – particularly those currently underrepresented in the industry – with exciting and innovative story and character ideas.
Pinter at The Pinter
From 6th September 2018
An extraordinary season of Harold Pinter’s one-act plays on the tenth anniversary of the Nobel Prize winner’s death, performed in the theatre that bears his name. Pinter at the Pinter is a unique event featuring all twenty short plays written by Harold Pinter. They have never been performed together in a season of this kind.
The eclectic season, which celebrates the remarkable breadth and range of Pinter’s oeuvre, opens with a dynamic collection of his most potent and dangerous political plays – One for the Road, The New World Order, Mountain Language directed by Jamie Lloyd and Ashes to Ashes directed by Lia Williams, which play in repertoire with the playful and provocative The Lover and The Collection, which features David Suchet and John Macmillan.
Buy One for The Road/The New World Order/Mountain Language/Ashes to Ashes Tickets
Unexpected Joy at Southwark Playhouse
5th September – 29th September 2018
Award-winning producers, Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Jim Kierstead of Kierstead Productions, have joined forces either side of the Atlantic to bring UK and US audiences’ groundbreaking, innovative and current new musicals. Unexpected Joy is their first partnership venture with the musical being directed by Amy Anders Corcoran, with the book and lyrics written by Bill Russell and music by Janet Hood.
Six The Musical at The Arts Theatre
30th August – 23rd September 2018
The sell-out hit of Edinburgh Fringe comes to the Arts Theatre in London. From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII finally take the mic to tell their tale, remixing 500 years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude.
Foxfinder at The Ambassador’s Theatre
6th September 2018 – 5th January 2019
Iwan Rheon will star in Dawn King’s West End premiere of Foxfinder, the unsettling and darkly comic drama directed by Rachel O’Riordan whose production of Killology at the Royal Court won the 2018 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre. Poldark’s Heida Reed stars alongside Olivier nominee Bryony Hannah and Paul Nicholls.
The Inheritance at The Nöel Coward Theatre
21st September 2018 – 5th January 2019
Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, this landmark production held its world premiere at the Young Vic Theatre earlier this year where it ran for a sold out engagement and opened to huge acclaim, with critics recognising Matthew Lopez’s play as a modern classic, and one of the most important plays for many years.
Company at The Gielgud Theatre
26th September – 22nd December 2018
A new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Tony award-winning musical, Company. For the first time ever, the lead role of Bobby will be re-imagined as a woman, with many other roles also regendered. Rosalie Craig will play Bobbi and Tony and Olivier award-winning Patti LuPone will play Joanne. Company also stars Mel Giedroyc, Jonathan Bailey, George Blagden, Ashley Campbell, Richard Fleeshman, Alex Gaumond, Richard, Ben Lewis, Daisy Maywood, Jennifer Saayen, Matthew Seadon-Young and Gavin Spokes.
Eugenius! at The Other Palace
1st September – 7th October 2018
After a triumphant run at the beginning of the year with rave audience responses and huge public demand – particularly on social media – the producers are delighted that the show will return to its home, The Other Palace for another run.
Written by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins, Eugenius tells the story of Eugene (Rob Houchen), a teenage boy whose nightly dreams of a distant world of heroes and villains may just be the ticket to him creating his very own comic book movie in Hollywood.