What’s Debbie looking forward to in September 2018?

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September is a bit of a busy month at the day job, so I’ve made sure that my evenings are filled so I have something to look forward to each day…

On the broader theatrical landscape, there are plenty of things opening this month! In London Eugenius! returns to The Other Palace, Milly Thomas’ Dust transfers to Trafalgar Studios 2, and Foxfinder opens at the Ambassadors. Elsewhere, We’ll Live and Die in These Towns begins previews at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, Touching the Void opens at Bristol Old Vic, and Let It Be stops off at the Liverpool Empire.

A few things are closing this month, as usual – including Pressure leaving the Ambassadors, the short run of Love’s Labour’s Lost comes to an end at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Antic Disposition’s Much Ado closes at Gray’s Inn Hall, The Three Musketeers finishes its run at the Actors’ Church (St Paul’s), and The Lieutenant of Inishmore comes to a bloody end at the Noël Coward Theatre. And elsewhere, Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art closes at York Theatre Royal, and Miss Saigon flies out of Norwich Theatre Royal.

The Pleasance has announced the ‘Caledonian Express‘: a series of transfers from Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Reviews: With work being so busy, I decided that it was probably best to mostly have non-review theatre trips booked in this month – too much extra pressure to get things written would be a bad idea! But I have some things already confirmed to review for the blog (with one other show I’m saving a slot for): Arabian Nights (Hoxton Hall); Cold Chips (Theatre N16); and Carmen (Asylum Chapel).

I’ve also got an exciting array of new shows coming up this month: Six at the Arts Theatre; EmiliaThe Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice and Eyam at Shakespeare’s Globe; Sylvia (a few times) at the Old Vic, Wasted at Southwark Playhouse; The Village at Theatre Royal Stratford East; An Adventure at the Bush Theatre.

I’m also returning to Little Shop of Horrors at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (weather permitting…) and Misty at its first preview at Trafalgar Studios.

Mind the Blog is also heading off ‘on tour’ for a brief break, as I’m finally getting to see Sweet Charity at Nottingham Playhouse.

Outside of theatre shows, I’ve got a few other things going on… Sonnet Sunday (the full immersive experience) at Shakespeare’s Globe, plus COMMON: CONVERSATIONS with James Graham & Josie Rourke at the Pleasance – oh, and I’ll be walking a marathon. I’m heading out on the Shine Night Walk towards the end of the month.

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Debbie Gilpin stumbled into writing about theatre when she moved to London after studying for a degree in Human Genetics at Newcastle University. She started her website Mind the Blog in November 2014 and also tweets from @Mind_the_Blog. She spent the best part of 2014-16 inadvertently documenting Sunny Afternoon in the West End, and now also writes for BroadwayWorld UK. Debbie’s theatre passions are Shakespeare and new writing, but she’s also a sucker for shows with a tap routine.
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Debbie Gilpin stumbled into writing about theatre when she moved to London after studying for a degree in Human Genetics at Newcastle University. She started her website Mind the Blog in November 2014 and also tweets from @Mind_the_Blog. She spent the best part of 2014-16 inadvertently documenting Sunny Afternoon in the West End, and now also writes for BroadwayWorld UK. Debbie’s theatre passions are Shakespeare and new writing, but she’s also a sucker for shows with a tap routine.

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