Love London Theatre
Posted on December 7th, 2017
As I write this, my London Theatre course at the V&A has come to an end. It has been 7 weeks of pure bliss with Matt Wolf, Theatre Critic for the NY Times. Love London theatre I do, and I have learnt so much. I have delved into shows I wouldn’t have thought to see, at the same time reigniting this passion for London theatre I had, now more than ever. As someone said, “London is the dance theatre capital of the world” I wouldn’t dream to disagree either.
Over the last 7 weeks we had some incredible talent come in and talk to Matt. Bertie Carvel, Laura Connolly, Sir Matthew Bourne, Stockard Channing. On the creative side, Rob Ike, Producer of the Almeida, Vicki Mortimer, Set & Costume designer for Follies, and Simon Hale, Musical Director for Girl From The North Country. On the back of this I went to see GFTNC New Year’s Eve and I loved it, so put it on your must see list. It has been such an extraordinary wealth of creative talent, I have never loved or enjoyed a course more.
What London shows should you be booking;
I’m going to keep this simple and give you a few for Christmas, a few for the New Year already announced, and a few to keep you eye out for during 2018.
A Christmas Carol with Rhys Ifan – Old Vic
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderalla – Sadlers Wells
Nutcracker – Royal Opera House
Five Guys Named Moe – Fun factor at Marble Arch
Theatre to Book Now
Girl from the North Country – Noel Coward Theatre. It’s a limited run, so don’t wait to book this.
Mary Stuart – Duke of York Theatre
The Birthday Party – Harold Pinter Theatre
Network at The National
The King & I – London Palladium
Theatre to Keep An Eye Out
Leahman Trilogy by Sam Mendez – National
I’m Not Running by David Hare – Lyttleton
Company – Patty Lupone
The Jungle at the Young Vic
Nightfall at The Bridge Theatre
Jim Broadbent at The Bridge Theatre
Belleville at Donmar
Quiz by James Graham
Strictly Ballroom at The Piccadilly Theatre from March
Get booking, and give someone the treat of theatre this Christmas