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Jason Allen 02/07/24


The Best London Theatre Right Now

The Best London Theatre | Amazing Shows to Book and See in July 2024

There are 241 theatres in London.

That’s enough to pretty much guarantee that there’s something on that you’ll absolutely love, and too many to wade through alone (unless you absolutely love decision paralysis).

So just to deftly slash this Gordian knot, here’s your trusty Nudge Theatre Guide, which collates reviews from all the top critics, tells you the best spots for dinner before the show, has a good place for some drinks afterwards, and includes literally dozens of fantastic shows


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UPCOMING THEATRE SHOWS TO BOOK NOW

So, we haven’t seen these yet. Obviously. But here are the shows we’re willing to bet good (ticket) money on now…

  • If you don’t mind waiting till September, Waiting For Godot‘s worth marking in your diary. Ben Whishaw and Lucian Msamati are taking on Beckett’s existential two-hander under the Olivier Award-winning directorial steer of James Macdonald. Waiting For Godot, Haymarket, 13th September – 14th December.
  • John Lithgow plays Roald Dahl in a play that’s set across a single, torturous afternoon, when the author’s anti-semitism was confronted head on by his family. Giant, The Royal Court, 20th Sep – 16th Nov.
  • Armando Iannucci? Adapting an iconic jet black comedy? Starring Steve Coogan? Sign us up. Dr Strangelove, the Noel Coward Theatre. 8th October – 21st December.
  • Anyone feeling miserable that the current series of Inside No. 9 is its last can be cheered by the prospect of a brand new stage version coming to London next January, starring Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton themselves. Inside No. 9: Stage/Fright, Wyndham’s Theatre, 18th January – 5th April 2025
  • David Tennant and Cush Jumbo’s sold-out Macbeth (which requires you to wear headphones for full aural immersion) is getting a West End transfer this Autumn, and tickets are already going like hotcakes. Macbeth, Harold Pinter Theatre, 1st October – 14th December.
  • Aaand talking of immediate sell-out blockbuster shows, the RSC’s adaptation of the beloved Studio Ghibli film My Neighbour Totoro returns for a third run in 2025. Tickets are on sale now. My Neighbour Totoro, Gillian Lynne Theatre, 8th March – 2nd November 2025.

THE BEST MUSICALS IN LONDON

Kiss Me Kate | The Barbican

Bear with us here – this is 2024 version of a 1948 play about a 16th century Shakespearean comedy. These three lenses of time might have produced something rather distorted, but the result actually brings some satisfying clarity to its timeless themes. Cole Porter’s lyrics don’t get any less witty, Shakespeare’s insights aren’t any less profound, and the dazzle-dazzle of an upbeat, toe-tapping, joyously fun musical number will likely never go out of style.

Dinner before: Fall in love with the food at Trattoria Brutto
Drinks after: The Zetter Townhouse is a shrew-d choice
London Theatre Critics say: Guardian 4*, Time Out 4*
Details: Kiss Me Kate is playing at The Barbican until 14th September. You can find out more, and get a ticket at The Barbican’s website.

Two Strangers Carry A Cake Across New York | Criterion

Dougal, a wildly optimistic young Brit, is in New York for 36 hours, in order to attend the wedding of the father he doesn’t know – and Robin, the stressed-out sister of the bride (and cynical New Yorker), is tasked with collecting him from the airport. Thus begins the two hander, which cleverly both subverts the tropes of the romcom and utilises some of them – Carrying its Cake Across New York and eating it, too. Sam Tutty, who won an Olivier starring in Dear Evan Hansen, plays the irrepressible Dougal, with Dujonna Gift taking on the acerbic Robin. It rises to the occasion nicely.

Dinner before: NY-style eats at theatre favourite Joe Allen
Drinks after: Carry on to cake & bubbles at Cake & Bubbles
London Theatre Critics say: The Observer 5*, Guardian 4*, FT 4*
Details: Two Strangers Carry A Cake Across New York is playing at the Criterion until 31st August 2024. Tickets start at £15 and are available here.

Kathy & Stella Solve A Murder  | The Ambassador’s Theatre

When true crime podcasters Kathy & Stella receive a severed head in the mail from an infamous serial killer called ‘The Hull Decapitator’, it’s a mixed blessing. One the one hand, it’s terrifying, mentally scarring, and super gross. But on the other hand …it could work wonders for the podcast. So the duo fearlessly plunge in, and try their hands at a little sleuthing. It’s fun, it’s unchallenging, and it’s exactly what it appears to be on the tin.

Dinner before: Stella food at Louie
Drinks after: Solve your thirst at Murder Inc
London Theatre Critics say: Guardian 4*, Evening Standard 4*
Details: Kathy & Stella Solve A Murder is playing at The Ambassador’s Theatre until the 14th September. Tickets start at £20 and are available here.

Passing Strange | The Young Vic

Frankly the less you know about Passing Strange before going into it, the better. But wait – you say – how do I know if it’s right for me? I’m worried it might be  too strange. Well, that’s fair. But its  weirdness is truly glorious, and it has the ‘Best Book’ Tony award to prove it. It jumps from genre to genre, time to time, and place to place, all cut through with a thrilling rock soundtrack. It wobbles on its feet sometimes, but it’s entertaining enough for you to forgive it all the same.

Dinner before: Get something strange from the raw br at Seabird
Drinks after: Raise your standards at Lower
London Theatre Critics say: Guardian 4* Telegraph 4* Evening Standard 3*, Tony Awards: 1.
Details: Passing Strange is playing at The Young Vic until 6th July. Tickets start at just £12 (for lucky dip seating) and are available here.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge | Gillian Lynne Theatre

After bagging the Best New Musical award at the Oliviers last year, Standing At The Sky’s Edge is back. It’s an irrepressible, irresistible love letter to Sheffield – and it’s the real deal. It’s a co-production with Sheffield Theatres, with the book by playwright Chris Bush and music &s lyrics by the brilliant Richard Hawley (both, incidentally, authentic Sheffielders). It’s a generation-spanning exploration of lives of people on Sheffield’s Park Hill estate, set across three timelines – a grand, sweeping narrative that tackles hopes, dreams, and gentrification.

Dinner before: Stand at the bar’s edge at Barrafina Drury Lane.
Drinks after: Have a gentrified martini at Baudry Greene.
London Theatre Critics say: Guardian 4*, Telegraph 4*
Details: Standing at the Sky’s Edge is going to be playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre until 3rd August 2024. Tickets start at £20 and you can get them right here.

Hadestown | Lyric Theatre

Hadestown

They say the devil has all the best tunes – well now he’s also got a Tony and Grammy-winning megahit Broadway musical, making its long-awaited transfer to the West End.

Multi-talented singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell has written the lyrics, book and the brassy, brilliant soundtrack to this epic underworld tale steeped in Greek mythology, which tracks the intertwining love stories of Orpheus and Eurydice, and Persephone and her husband King Hades. Rolling into town on the back of rapturous critical notices, and with an enormous buzz ahead of its opening night, commit whatever unforgivable sins are necessary to secure a ticket – it really is a hell of a show.

Dinner before:First rate dumplings at Leong’s Legend, one of the best restaurants in Chinatown
Drinks after: Head to the underground candlelit bar, Below Stone’s Nest
London Theatre Critics say: Guardian 4*, FT 4*
Details: Hadestown is playing at the Lyric Theatre (closest tube station Piccadilly Circus) until 22nd December 2024. Tickets cost from £20-125, and can be purchased HERE.

SIX | Vaudeville Theatre London

Six The Musical

Divorced, beheaded, live in concert: it’s the story of Henry VIIIth’s six wives, performed by the queens themselves in the form of a punk girl-band. To say it’s a phenomenon would be to undersell it: it started out as an Edinburgh Fringe show, and has now scored runs in the West End, on Broadway and down in Oz. Expect neon ruffs; Greensleeves-techno mash ups and unexpectedly poignant moments interspersed with its high-energy score.

Dinner before: Cult dumplings at Din Tai Fung
Drinks after: Subterranean cocktails at Eve
London Theatre Critics say: Evening Standard 5*; The Telegraph 5*; The Times 4*
Details: Six is booking at the Vaudeville Theatre (closest tube station Charing Cross) until 4th May 2025. Tickets cost from £34.50-74.50, and can be purchased HERE.
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Moulin Rouge! | Piccadilly Theatre

Moulin Rouge The Musical

Why should you go see this live musical production of Moulin Rouge? Because you can can can! This dazzling show has transferred from Broadway to London, with an impressive 14 Tony nominations under its belt, a crack team of award-winning producers and creatives (including Baz himself), and an incredible soundtrack of 71 songs

Dinner before: Soho’s stellar new opening The Devonshire, conveniently across the road
Drinks after: 
Subterranean cocktails at SOMA
London Theatre Critics say: 
The Independent 4*; The Telegraph 4*
Details: 
Moulin Rouge! runs at the Piccadilly Theatre (closest tube station Piccadilly Circus) until 5th October 2024. Tickets cost £29 – £229, and can be booked HERE.

Matilda The Musical | Cambridge Theatre

The Best London Theatre Right Now: Matilda - The Best London Theatre Right Now

A show in which a genius-level child with telekinetic powers somehow starts off as an underdog, this long-running musical take on the classic Roald Dahl tale – produced by theatre nobility the RSC – has had critics positively raving. And with good reason too – with lyrics by the inimitable Tim Minchin, ridiculously catchy tunes and a genuinely exceptional cast of kids, there’s not a single hole in this colourful patchwork of song and dance.

Dinner before: Grab a quick bite at KERB Seven Dials
Drinks after: Slip into La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
London Theatre Critics say: The Telegraph 5*; The Guardian 5*; The Evening Standard 5*; The Independent 5*
Details: Matilda The Musical is booking at the Cambridge Theatre (closest tube station Covent Garden) until 25th May 2025, with tickets running between £20 and £150. You can book them HERE.

Guys & Dolls | Bridge Theatre

guys and dolls - the best london theatre playing right now

Image: Manuel Harlan

Down at the Bridge Theatre, Nicholas Hytner’s going all-in on giving you a quality night at the theatre. It’s Guys & Dolls, baby, and it’s here to banish your late-winter blues. The set and costumes come from multi award-winning Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident Of the Dog in the Night Time), and they look as lush, glossy and indulgent as you’d hope. The always-compelling Danny Mays leads the cast, playing good old reliable Nathan (Nathan, Nathan, Nathan) Detroit. And the songs? Why, it’s hit after toe-atapping hit, courtesy of composer and lyricist Frank Loesser – we’re talking Luck Be a Lady, we’re talking Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat, and we’re certainly talking the titular Guys & Dolls. It’s a fast-talkin’, crap-shootin’ helluva night out. With Anything Goes no longer playing at the Barbican, the position of ‘London’s go-to feel good musical’ is vacant, but not for long if Hytner and co have anything to do with it.

Dinner before: Meat, fish, fire at The Coal Shed
Drinks after:
Grab a pint on the Bermondsey Beer Mile
London Theatre Critics say:
Evening Standard 5*, The Independent 4*, The Guardian 4*
Details:
Guys & Dolls is booking at the Bridge Theatre (closest tube stations London Bridge and Tower Hill) until 4th January 2025. Tickets cost from £39.50 – £150 and you can book HERE.

Operation Mincemeat | Fortune Theatre

operation mincemeat

After multiple sell-out runs at London’s fringe theatres, Operation Mincemeat, the debut musical by creative quartet SpitLip, has come to the West End – and been extended eight times. What is it? It’s the story of the (genuine) Second World War plan to confound the Nazis by planting false intel on a corpse, and allowing the Germans to discover it. How is it told? In a riotous, rapid-fire barrage of role-swapping physicality.

Now with two Olivier awards under its belt, ‘Operation take the West End by storm’ has been a resounding success. Go see it, that’s an order.

Dinner before: Get mincemeat made into one of London’s best burgers at Joe Allen
Drinks after:
A thoroughly old fashioned drinking den, Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration
London Theatre Critics say: They’ve picked up 65 5* reviews so far…
Details:
Operation Mincemeat! is booking at the Fortune Theatre (closest tube stations Covent Garden and Temple) until 25th January 2025. Tickets cost from £39.50 – £89.50 and you can book HERE, or enter the £25 ticket lottery HERE.

Les Misérables | Sondheim Theatre

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Do you hear the people sing? Well, you will if you head to Les Mis, an iconic musical based on Victor Hugo’s gloomy revolutionary novel that’s now in its 4th decade. It closed for the first time in 34 years while the theatre got some upgrades (and, er, other global events interfered) – but now it’s back, flying the flag once more with a critically acclaimed new production.

Dinner before: Enjoy classic brasserie fare at Dean Street Townhouse
Drinks after: A drink at The French House seems strangely appropriate
London Theatre Critics say: The Guardian 5*; The Telegraph 5*; Evening Standard 4*
DetailsLes Misérables plays at the Sondheim Theatre (closest tube station Piccadilly Circus), with tickets from £47.50-£175. You can book up until 29th March 2025 right HERE.

Hamilton | Victoria Palace Theatre, London

Hamilton

Hamilton might have won 11 Tony Awards for its Broadway run, but the London cast have proved they were ready to Rise Up to the challenge.

Following the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, it’s a pioneering musical that raps its way through history, and within months of playing here, earned a record-breaking 13 Olivier nominations for its troubles…

Dinner before: Glitzy brasserie fare at The Ivy Victoria
Drinks after: Cocktails – and then inevitably a round of darts – at Flight Club
London Theatre Critics say: The Guardian 5*; The Telegraph 5*; The Independent 5*; The Stage 5*; The Evening Standard 5*
Details: Tickets are on sale for Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre (closest tube station Victoria) until 29th March 2025. They cost from £20-200, and can be purchased HERE.

Cabaret | The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to this phenomenal new production of cabaret, directed by the sensationally talented Rebecca Frecknall. For this revival of the classic musical & film, the Playhouse Theatre has been transformed into a giant version of the Kit Kat Club, where (the lucky few, at least) can sip cocktails and dine at intimate cabaret tables while the show unfolds. Cara Delevingne and Luke Treadaway have now stepped into the shoes of Emcee and Sally Bowles. Plus, you’ll see some of the most beautiful costume design that’s hit London stages in the past few years…

Dinner before: Go fancy at Kerridge’s Bar & Grill
Drinks after: 
Superlative cocktails at Velvet Bar
London Theatre Critics say: 
Evening Standard 5*; The Independent 5*; The Telegraph 5*
Details: 
Cabaret is booking at the Playhouse Theatre (closest tube station Embankment) until 1st February 2025. Tickets cost £30 – £375, and you can book HERE.

Back To The Future: The Musical | Adelphi Theatre

Back to the future the musical

Image: Sean Ebsworth-Barnes

Future you visited us, and said it was imperative we tell you about this new musical. And to be fair, if you like cult movies and 80s hits, you’re probably going to enjoy it.

Dinner before: Steak at 1985 prices at Flat Iron Covent Garden
Drinks after: Hand-picked wines at Lady of the Grapes
London Theatre Critics say: The Metro 5*; The Telegraph 5*;  Michael J. Fox: “A truly great show.”
Details: Back To The Future: The Musical is booking at the Adelphi Theatre (closest tube station Charing Cross) until 22nd December 2024. Tickets cost £19.55 (of course) – £168.50, and can be booked HERE.

Choir of Man | Arts Theatre

The Best London Theatre Right Now: choir of man

Grab a (free!) pint and strap in for an evening of resolutely non-toxic masculinity down at the Arts Theatre – the beardy, burly blokes of the Choir of Man are here to sing their hearts out in their onstage pub, whilst touching on themes of friendship, gentrification and mental health. Plot? What plot! You’re here for the vocal performances (uniformly superb) and the musical arrangements (likewise, courtesy of Musical Supervisor Jack Blume). The production, which has toured to Edinburgh and back, is as slick as can be, and the covers – including Somebody to Love, and Sia’s Chandelier, are absolute bangers. If music be the food of love, have another pint and enjoy 90 minutes of foot-stomping fun.

Dinner before: Truly legendary dumplings at Leong’s Legend
Drinks after: World’s 100 Best Bars entry, Side Hustle at NoMad
Details: Tickets are on sale for Choir of Man at the Arts Theatre (closest tube station Leicester Square) until 29th September 2024. They cost from £18-73, and can be purchased HERE.

 


THE BEST DRAMA ON NOW


 

Mnemonic | The National Theatre

Mnemonic, which premiered in 1999 to spectacular reviews, is back. This mind-bending play weaves together the twin narratives of the 5,000 year old enigma of Ötzi the Iceman (found frozen in a glacier) and a modern search for a missing woman. Along the way, it plays tricks with the theme of memory, proclaiming that the past is never dead, and the present is just a figment of your imagination. If you remember to book tickets, it might just become an unforgettable night.

Dinner before: Bring back some home-cooking memories at Forza Wine
Drinks after: See what everyone forgot at the Lost Property Office
London Theatre Critics say: The 1999 production got critics salivating – “I shall remember Mnemonic all my life” (Guardian); “Astonishing” (NYT)
Details: Mnemonic is playing at The National Theatre until 10th August 2024. You can find out more, and get tickets here.

Boys From The Blackstuff | Garrick Theatre

Boys from the Blackstuff is a gritty-as-hell drama that dives headfirst into the economic despair of early Thatcher-era Liverpool. Alan Bleasdale’s raw, unflinching writing paints a stark portrait of a community grappling with the corrosive effects of unemployment. But while each character’s struggle is a punch to the gut, their resilience offers a heartfelt glimmer of hope. Out of the despair comes something made all the more beautiful by the starkness of the contrast, and you’re unlikely to forget it in a hurry.

Dinner before: Play dim sum roulette in Chinatown
Drinks after: A pint of the black stuff from Mr Fogg’s Tavern
London Theatre Critics say: The Liverpool run has been collecting great reviews (4* Guardian).
Details: Boys From The Blackstuff is playing at the Garrick Theatre until 3rd August 2024.You can find out more, and get tickets here.

English | The Kiln Theatre

English is not an easy language to learn. Not a huge insight, we know – but it’s the premise of Sanaz Toossi’s play, English. Set in an Iranian classroom where there students are learning the language, they struggle with verb tenses and vocabulary, then identify, self-expression, cultural assimilation, and more. The play aims high, and dives deep. Does it work? Well, it won the Pulitzer Prize for drama last year, so signs point to yes.

Dinner before: Something Middle Eastern from Carmel
Drinks after: Learn all about the great cocktails at Heads + Tails
London Theatre Critics say: 5* The Times, and it won that Pulitzer.
Details: English is playing at The Kiln Theatre until 6th July. You can find out more and get tickets at the Kiln website.

The Secret Garden | Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Half the fun of seeing a production at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is simply the theatre itself. But having a joyfully adapted classic like The Secret Garden to watch makes it a real treat. A treat with many layers when you consider that – thanks to the secluded nature of the theatre – it almost feels like you’re in a secret garden yourself. Reviews have been great, so get in while you can.

Dinner before: A cheeky steak & chips at Relais De Venise L’Entrecote
Drinks after: Tip a cocktail back at Scales
Details: The Secret Garden is playing at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre until 20th of July 2024. Tickets start at £19 and are available here.

People, Places, and Things | Trafalgar Theatre

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This play by Duncan Macmillan has been regularly returning to the stage for almost a decade now, and it’s had consistently good reviews each time – and this latest revival is no exception. Denise Gough reprises her role as the drug addict who happens to be the one person in rehab who doesn’t actually have a problem, and who has to contend with the idiots around her who insist that she can’t control her habit. Ugh.

Dinner before: Get things from the people at the place Bancone Soho
Drinks after: Something intoxicating at Gordon’s Wine Bar
London Theatre Critics say: 5* Standard, 5* Time Out, 4* Guardian
Details: People, Places, and Things is playing at the Trafalgar Theatre until 10th August 2024. Tickets start at £35 and are available here.

 

Spirited Away | The Coliseum

Spirited Away will be landing for a limited 12-week run at the Coliseum in April 2024, and the trailer already looks amazing. It’s all been ingeniously adapted for theatre by John Caird, whose work as a writer and director spans musicals, operas and plays (including a little fringe show called Les Misérables). Working together with his wife, Maoko Imai, and designer Jon Bausor, he’s created a stunningly inventive show that fuses elements of Western and Japanese theatre traditions, including noh, kabuki and bunraku puppetry. And to be truly authentic to the original film, the show will be performed entirely in Japanese, with live subtitles.

Dinner before: Get into the Japanese mood at Koya Soho
Drinks after: Complete the Japanese triptych at Moto
Theatre Critics say: The Tokyo adaptation has already toured around Japan to rave reviews
Details: Spirited Away runs at the London Coliseum from 30th April – 24th August 2024. Tickets start at £28 and are now on sale right here.

 

Stranger Things: The First Shadow | Phoenix Theatre

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Manuel Harlan

There are TV shows, there are hit TV shows, and then there’s whatever Stranger Things is – at this point, a cultural psyche-shaping global mega-phenomenon. So to all those Stranger Things fans out there – and statistically, that’s very likely to be you – rejoice, for the show’s extended universe now expands, with a brand new play featuring a story by the Duffer Brothers (creators of Stranger Things) and written by Kate Trefry (a writer on the show) and Jack Thorne (writer of basically everything, and, in light of Cursed Child’s runaway success, the go-to playwright for all big-ticket-IP-stage-adaptations). The starry creative team is a hint at who’s backing the production – Netflix itself, making its first foray into theatre – and the title is a hint at the plot – the show is a prequel to the weirdness that eventually goes down in Hawkins, Indiana. A streamer-backed TV adaptation play that’s genuinely good? Stranger things have happened…

Dinner before: Turkish street food dishes at Yeni
Drinks after: Tequila time at La Bodega Negra
London Theatre Critics say: Sunday Times 5*, The Guardian 5*, Evening Standard 5*
Details: ‘Stranger Things’ is playing at the Phoenix Theatre (nearest tube station Tottenham Court Road) until 25th August 2024. Tickets are from £32.50 and are available HERE.


THE BEST COMEDY ON NOW | LONDON THEATRE


 

Fawlty Towers | Apollo Theatre

John Cleese himself has adapted three of the best episodes of Fawlty Towers (which, for those keeping score, is a quarter of them) for the stage, and woven them into one play. You can expect classic scenes from The Hotel Inspector, Communication Problems, and – yes – The Germans. Early word is good, but the show will really come into its own after the cast have had a couple of weeks to gel together. Basically, if you like Fawlty Towers, you’ll like Fawlty Towers.

Dinner before: Something Manuel would approve of from Barrafina 
Drinks after: Get a basil-based cocktail at Swift Soho 
Details: Fawlty Towers is playing at the Apollo Theatre until 28th September. Tickets start at £20 and you can get them right here.

The Play That Goes Wrong | Duchess Theatre

The Play That Goes Wrong

Honestly, they could be messing this up horribly every night, and no one would notice. In fact, they’d probably clap.

Dinner before: Bombastic Italian at Ave Mario
Drinks after: Highly-rated cocktails at Side Hustle
London Theatre Critics say:
 The Independent 4*; Financial Times 4*; The Stage 4*
DetailsThe Play That Goes Wrong is booking at the Duchess Theatre (closest tube station Covent Garden) until 4th May 2025. Tickets cost £22-67.50, and can be booked HERE.


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THE BEST IMMERSIVE SHOWS IN LONDON

Viola’s Room | The Carriageworks

Viola’s Room is an adaptation of a turn-of-the-century gothic mystery called The Moon-Slave. It’s actually not the first time that Punchdrunk have turned to the text for inspiration – they developed a version of the short story 24 years ago, but back then they could only afford to stage a four-night run. Well, now they have Helena Bonham Carter narrating it, and a huge fancy new set of their own. But with a show like this, the less you know, the better. Half the fun is having the rug pulled from under your feet (through, to be clear you won’t literally have a rug pulled from under your feet). The only issues with the show so far seem to be technical ones, so as long as they’re ironed out, you should be in for a good time.

Dinner before: Immerse yourself in Kailash Momos 
Drinks after: Avoid getting drunk on punch at The Guard House
Details: Viola’s Room is playing at The Carriageworks until 18th August. You can get ticket right here.

The Gunpowder Plot | Tower Vaults

Best things to see in the theatre right now: Gunpowder Plot

Step into the past, and a purpose-built venue in the Vaults opposite the Tower of London, as you experience – and participate in! – the historic gunpowder plot, via the medium of ‘Layered Reality’. What does that mean? Think VR headsets combined with live theatre, plus ‘real physical sensations’ (that’s right). Written by Danny Robins (he of 2:22 A Ghost Story), the piece stars Slytherin’s very own Tom Felton as Guy Fawkes, who leads a ‘digital cast’ that includes Gary Beadle and Michelle Asante. A unique – and explosive – night out.

Dinner before: Riverside dining at Coppa Club
Drinks after: Moonshine Saloon if you can’t get enough of all things immersive
Details
The Gunpowder Plot is currently playing at the Tower Vaults, 8-12 Tower Hill Vaults London EC3N 4EE until 29th September 2024. Tickets available HERE.

 


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