September is a great time for a trip to the West End, but with many of the popular and must-see shows closing at the end of the month, you’ll need to be quick to secure your tickets. Here at WATC, we have put together a round-up of this month’s picks for top theatre trips.
The Rocky Horror Show
The Rocky Horror Show is coming back to tread the boards – returning to where it all began! The show has amassed a cult following over the years and is guaranteed to be a fun night for all. Telling the story of clean cut Brad and his fiancée, Janet who meet Dr Frank ‘n’ Furter after their car breaks down. What happens next will change their lives forever!
The show will be at the Playhouse Theatre for only 11 performances throughout September before touring the rest of the country in December. It’s also a chance to see the writer, Richard O’Brien return to the production for the first time in 20 years – reprising his narrative role as Riff Raff.
Based on the opera, Madam Butterfly, the multi award-winning show tells the story of a young girl who falls in love with an American soldier, but are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. The musical is winner of 9 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best Show, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Set Design.
The Prince Edward Theatre is hosting the musical until February 2016, but be sure to get your tickets soon as they are selling out fast.
Much Ado About Nothing
Running from 7th September to 13th September, this is your chance to see a Shakespeare play in the true home of the Bard – the Globe Theatre.
The famous comedy tells the story of Claudio, Hero, Benedick and Beatrice and their quest for love. Told on an Elizabethan inspired stage by only eight actors, the play is back to wow audiences following a successful tour in 2014. There is also an opportunity to experience the show at the midnight matinee performance – a truly enchanted night out.
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Winner of 5 Tony Awards 2015, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time explores the world of Christopher, who tries to solve the mystery of his neighbour’s murdered dog. Using innovative light and storytelling, the play is a moving exploration into autism and the lives of those who have it.
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, the production has won awards for Best Play, Best Director, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Actor. Curious Dog is showing all through September and you can see it at the Gielgud Theatre.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
For fans of the film, this is a must see production! Set in New York in 1943, a writer meets Holly Golightly and falls madly in love. But money and war threatens to keep the unlikely pair apart. Pixie Lott takes the role of Holly Golightly, replacing Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal in the film.
Last seen on Broadway in 2011, Breakfast at Tiffany’s returns to tour the UK and you can catch it until the 17th September at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.