From a revival of a Pinter classic to a fun-filled panto production of Dick Whittington, here are 5 top theatre releases coming to the London stage this autumn and winter.
An unusual and tender love story adapted by Emma Rice from the French-Belgian film Les Emotifs Anonymes, this new musical promises to be a treat for all the senses.
Angelique makes chocolates with all the emotion which overwhelms her in daily life, while Jean-Rene runs a chocolate factory which, like him, is running out of steam. Jean-Rene seeks help from self-help tapes while Angelique joins a support group.
At the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, The Globe, from Friday 20th October to Saturday 6th January 2018.
Tube: London Bridge.
Glengarry Glen Ross
Written by David Mamet in the 1980s, this play is set across 2 days in the lives of a group of American real estate agents attempting to sell undesirable land by any means necessary.
This performance of the Pulitzer Prize winning play will star Christian Slater, Kris Marshall and Robert Glenister.
At the Playhouse Theatre from Thursday 26th October until Saturday 3rd February 2018.
Antony and Cleopatra
Following on from the RSC’s production of Julius Caesar, this performance of one of Shakespeare’s great love stories sees Josette Simon and Antony Byrne star in the title roles.
After the assassination of Caesar, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power, but he neglects his empire for a life of decadence with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.
At the Barbican, from Thursday 30th November to Saturday 20th January 2018.
The London Palladium hosts this enchanting new production of Dick Whittington from Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer.
Starring some big names from stage and screen, including Charlie Stemp, Elaine Paige, Gary Wilmot, Julian Clary, Nigel Havers and Paul Zerdin, this performance is suitable for children aged 5 and over.
At the London Palladium from Saturday 9th December to Sunday 14th January 2018.
Tube: Oxford Circus
The Birthday Party
This new production of Pinter’s second full length play is directed by Ian Rickson and stars Zoe Wanamaker, Stephen Mangan and Toby Jones.
Stanley Webber is a piano player who lives in a neglected house in an English seaside town run by Petey and Meg Bowles. On the day of his birthday, 2 ominous strangers arrive looking for him, and ruin his otherwise eventless party.
At the Harold Pinter Theatre from Tuesday 9th January to Saturday 14th April 2018.
Tube: Piccadilly Circus
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