Love London Love Culture selects seven of the best shows opening in the capital this month….
Reputation, The Other Palace: Love London Love Culture loves a new musical and this one looks right up our street! Featuring original songs by Alick Glass, the musical sees a con artist running a scam to pass-off the work of new writers as his own, hitting the big time with an aspiring novelist’s script for a film. It is only playing for a limited time at The Other Palace (5th to the 14th November) so make sure you don’t miss out. Catch up with our interview with cast member Jeremy Secomb here.
& Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre: having wowed the critics in Manchester, this brand new musical is heading down to London this month. Featuring the music of Max Martin, the musical picks up where Romeo & Juliet left off – offering a Juliet a brand new journey. Here’s five reasons why you need to book a ticket.
Death of a Salesman, Piccadilly Theatre: following a successful run at the Young Vic earlier this year, Arthur Miller’s play arrives in the West End co-directed by Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell. The cast includes Sharon D. Clarke and Wendell Pierce.
High Fidelity, Turbine Theatre: the newly opened Turbine Theatre will present its first musical officially opens on the 1st November. Based on Nick Hornby’s novel, the musical is set to star: Oliver Ormson as Rob, Carl Au (Dick), Robbie Durham (Barry), Rosie Fletcher (Anna), Joshua Dever (Neil Young/Bruce Springsteen), Shanay Holmes (Laura), Eleanor Kane (Marie), Jessica Lee (Ensemble), Bobbie Little (Liz), Lauran Rae (Ensemble) and Robert Tripolino(Ian).
Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre: following a successful UK tour, Mary Poppins flies her way back into the West End! Starring Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp, the musical is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh and has a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. It features all of the classic songs from the original film including: Jolly Holiday, Step in Time and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Bridge Theatre: as its festive show, the Bridge Theatre will be presenting Sally Cookson’s production based on C.S. Lewis’s beloved story.
Dear Evan Hansen, Noel Coward Theatre: this eagerly anticipated production finally opens in the West End this month. The cast is led by Sam Tutty in the title role, Lucy Anderson as Zoe Murphy, Doug Colling as Connor Murphy and Marcus Harman who will play Evan Hansen at certain performances. The musical features a score by the Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composers of The Greatest Showman and La La Land, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.