The Fall

After taking Edinburgh Fringe by storm, Royal Court Theatre has snapped up a limited run of this play about literally dismantling colonialist and patriarchal icons across the world. Documenting the experiences of activists, The Fall reaches into the heart of how race, gender, class, power and history’s voices intersect.  Tickets start at £10. Until October 14th. Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS.

Beginning

 

A new play by David Elridge (Market BoyUnder the Blue SkyIn Basildon) and directed by Polly Findlay, this story begins at the very end of the night when everyone else has gone to bed, exploring the first steps of taking a risk with your heart. Tickets start at £15. Begins October 5th. National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PX.

Aida

Something a little different this time; a distinctive opera is coming to London Coliseum this October. A timeless story of duty, love and betrayal amid the clash of war, the English National Opera will be sure to take this canonical opera set in Ancient Egypt to new heights. Tickets start at £20. Until December 2nd. London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4ES.

Albion

In the ruins of a garden in rural England, a woman searches for the seeds of hope in a house that was once her own. Exploring ideas of British identity, this new collaboration by Mike Bartlett (King Charles III) and Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold stars Game of Thrones star Charlotte Hope. Tickets start at £10. Begins October 10th. Almeida Theatre, N1 1TA.

Jane Eyre

After a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre and a nationwide tour, Jane Eyre returns to its home for a currently uncapped run. The classic story of trailblazing Jane follows her journey to find fulfilment on her own terms, battling through poverty, injustice, and betrayal to find happiness. Tickets start at £18. From September 26th. National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PX.

My Name is Rachel Corrie

A startling, heartbreaking and above all inspiring story about 23-year-old American activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed in Gaza whilst trying to block an Israeli armed bulldozer during the height of the second Palestinian uprising. Adapted from her own diaries, this is a performance that won’t fail to move you. Returns only. Until 26th October. Young Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, Southwark, SE1 8LZ.

 

Venus in Fur

Another Game of Thrones star is hitting the West End this October in the form of Maergery Tyrell, otherwise known in real life as Natalie Dormer. The British actress is starring in David Ives’ erotically charged play about an actress showing up uninvited for an audition. Be prepared to be grabbed by the collar. Starts October 6th. Tickets start at £15. Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk Street, SW1Y 4HT.