What’s closing in London Theatre this month? (November 2018)
Updated on 25 October 2018
Brexit news got you down? Take your mind off Theresa May and spend your free time the right way with one or more of these last-minute West End shows!
‘Who let the tap dogs out?’ Dein Perry’s multi-award-winning show, Tap Dogs, is taking London’s Peacock Theatre by storm! Featuring live music, high-voltage energy, and crazy stunts, this is undoubtedly one of the hottest tap dance shows in the world and has already been seen by over 12 million people worldwide! If you have not yet experienced this global smash hit, then don’t miss your chance! Tickets are selling fast! Tap Dogs closes on 10 November 2018.
It’s the 23rd of April and Nora and Dora have turned 70. Not only do these twin chorus girls share the same birthday with William Shakespeare, but also with their father Melchior and his twin brother Peregrine, who celebrate their 100th birthday. But is Peregrine still alive? And is Melchior even their real father? Emma Rice’s brand-new adaptation of the Angela Carter novel, Wise Children, is a gripping tale of forgiveness, family, and hope. Now playing at The Old Vic Theatre, Wise Children closes on 10 November 2018.
Rising West End star Arinzé Kene puts on a “firecracker of a show” (Evening Standard) in this self-penned piece about finding and asserting your own voice. With modern-day London as his backdrop and blood-red balloons serving as his stunning iconography, Kene fights and pushes his way to creative agency. Now playing at Trafalgar Studios, Misty was referred to as “the most important cultural experience in British Theatre right now” by BBC’s Emma Freud. Definitely don’t overlook this hidden theatrical gem and book your tickets to Misty before it’s too late! Misty closes on 17 November 2018.
Purchase your Misty tickets.
A Guide For The Homesick
In this erotic thriller, meet Teddy (Douglas Booth), who is on holiday with his mate from back home, and Jeremy (Clifford Samuel), who missed his connecting flight to Uganda and decides to head to the city centre for some fun. After Teddy’s friend ditches him, these two Americans happen to cross paths, eventually winding up in a hotel room where they drink beer and confess their greatest fears to each other. Are they just two ships passing in the night or is there something more between them? Adam Bloodworth of Metro called A Guide For The Homesick “an affecting tale of love and loss” that is “hilarious and deeply emotional, utterly compelling and believable.” A Guide For The Homesick is now playing at Trafalgar Studios 2 and closes on 24 November 2018.
Heathers The Musical
Veronica Sawyer (Carrie Hope Fletcher) is just your average nobody at Westerberg High dreaming of becoming a somebody someday. That day comes sooner than she thinks, however, when she unexpectedly becomes a ‘school project’ for the three incredibly popular and unbelievably cruel Heathers (played by Sophie Isaacs, T’Shan Williams and Jodie Steele). But when the mysterious rebel JD (Jamie Muscato) comes along, Veronica soon finds out that popularity really is to die for. This spectacular adaptation of the 1988 cult classic that starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater is one of the hottest West End musicals in town. Be sure to catch Heathers at the Theatre Royal Haymarket before it closes on 24 November 2018.
If you think you know the Greek myth of Persephone, think again! Set in a world where Greek gods are modern-day rock stars, superstars and power-hungry politicians, Persephone is an angsty teenage goddess who loves getting down with the bad boys. But when she meets Hades, the biggest bad boy of them all, things turn sour real quick. This all-new comedy musical with lyrics by Marcus Stevens has got the Midas touch and has managed to captivate both audiences and critics alike. Be sure not to skip out on this one! Mythic closes on 24 November 2018 at the Charing Cross Theatre.
Also closing this month (November 2018)
The Simon and Garfunkel Story Special
Closes 17 November 2018
Now booking at the Vaudeville Theatre
Purchase your tickets to The Simone and Garfunkel Story Special.