With Edinburgh winding down for another year, Love London Love Culture selects some of the best London shows to book for in September….
1. Eugenius!, The Other Palace: Eagerly making its return to the theatre from the 1 September, Eugenius! is filled with 80s references and original songs that will get you singing along whether you want to or not. If you missed it before, make sure you don’t miss it this time around!
2. Unexpected Joy, Southwark Playhouse: With book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Tony-nominated for Side Show) and music by Janet Hood, Unexpected Joy tells the story of three generations of women on a journey of self-discovery. It will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 5 September.
3. Sylvia, The Old Vic Theatre: From 3 September and marking 100 years after the first women in Britain were granted the vote, The Old Vic will present Sylvia, which celebrates the life and achievements of Sylvia Pankhurst. The production combines dance, hip-hop, soul and funk to shed light on the Suffragette movement.
4. Dust, Trafalgar Studios: Playing from 4 September, Milly Thomas’ Dust is a show that deals with the aftermath of a woman’s suicide and how death might not give her the peace that she was seeking.
5. Heathers the Musical, Theatre Royal Haymarket: Transferring from its successful run at The Other Palace and based on the classic 1980s film, Heathers the Musical is set to star Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Misérables, Addams Family Tour) as Veronica. It will play at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 3 September.
6. Holy Sh!t, Kiln Theatre: Launching the newly refurbished and named theatre, this is the world premiere of Alexis Zegerman’s dark comedy exploring just how far you would go for your children and for a school place. It will play at the theatre from the 5 September.
7. Wasted, Southwark Playhouse: This is a brand new musical about the lives of the Bronte siblings, taking audiences behind the scenes as they battled ill-health, unrequited love and family feuds to create beloved works of literature such as Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. It is set to star Natasha J. Barnes, Siobhan Athwal, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan and Molly Lynch.