Now that the theatrical among us have returned from Edinburgh, it’s time for London to take back centre stage. Here are our picks for the best theatre to see in London this September.

Knives in Hens – Donmar Theatre

Already highly critically reviewed and extremely popular with the average theatre-goer alike, Knives in Hens is a gritty drama about a dangerous love triangle that brews disastrous results. First performed in 1996 at the Edinburgh Festival, Multi-award-winning director Yaël Farber brings her distinctive style to this modern classic about the consequences of sex and power. Tickets start at £20. Until 7th October. Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, WC2H 9LX.

Follies – National Theatre

Set in a crumbling broadway theatre, James Goldman’s broadway stalwart is coming to the Olivier theatre on Southbank. Premiering in 1971, this musical about former broadway performers in the interwar years stars Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett, and Janie Dee as the Follies, retracing their golden era in this musical about the dangers of nostalgia and the American dream. Tickets start at £21. National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PX.

Me & Robin Hood – Royal Court

Hoipolloi’s brand new show about Shôn Dale-Jones’s longstanding relationship with his favourite fictional friend that seeks to raise money for Street Child United. A thougthful piece of theatre about inequality, taking back control, and being the master of your own destiny. They also ask that you bring cash to the show – we have a long way to go until homelessness is solved. Tickets £10. Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS.

Against – Almeida Theatre

A gripping new play by Christopher Shinn and directed by Ian Rickson, Silicon Valley billionaire Luke is an Elon Musk come Jesus Christ style character on a mission to save the world. Instructed by God to go where there is voilence, Against deals with trying to repair a broken America. Tickets start at £25. Until 30th September. Almeida Theatre, N1 1TA

Half Breed – Soho Theatre Upstairs


Dubbed one of the most important shows of this years’ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Half Breed is an uncomfortable look at the way we treat the ‘token black person’ in all white situations. Natasha Marshall grabs the bull by bother horns in this dark comedy that serves as an excellent lesson to us all. Tickets start at £10. Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, W1D 3NE.

Lions & Tigers – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

A new play by Tanika Gupta, Lions & Tigers is based on the true story of the playwrights uncle and freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta. Set against the backdrop of negotiations between the Indian National Congress, her uncle’s political and emotional awakening that shook the British Empire and led to major changes in how Indian Independence was viewed. Until September 16th. Tickets start at £10. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT.