There is a wealth of fringe and local theatre to explore in London. We define “fringe” broadly, virtually anything but the big West End names. So we may go to the Young Vic as well as the Gatehouse. The Off West End website lists about a hundred venues, so there is a lot to see in pubs and halls as well as theatres proper. There is a wide range of genres to delve into from the classics to musicals, drama to pantomime, dance to comedy.
We will aim for lower prices (£12-£30-ish), and the idea is that members buy their own tickets beforehand (otherwise it gets complicated) from a programme we will send out well in advance. We will meet in the theatre bar or a nearby cafe or pub, and maybe stay to chat afterwards.
☐ When: This will depend on what we decide to see, with a leaning towards Mondays and Tuesdays, usually in the evenings with some matinées.
Members who are interested in West End theatre productions should join the Theatre Visits – West End Group.
Conveners: Jennifer Pulham, Gill Shiel, Jane Saunders
To join the group please complete the contact form below. This form may also be used to contact the Convener on all matters relating to the Group.
Our schedule is as follows:
18 December 2018
Burke and Hare at the Jermyn Street Theatre
22 January 2019
In Lipstick at the Pleasance Theatre
6 February 2019
Cost of Living at the Hampstead Theatre. Matinée performance
19 February 2019
Thrill of Love at the Tower Theatre
26 March 2019
Mary’s Babies at Jermyn Street Theatre
16 April 2019
Little Miss Sunshine at the Arcola Theatre
These are evening performances unless otherwise stated.
We have reserved an area in the Maynard Arms on Thursday 31 January 2019 from 2 p.m. for members of the Group to have an informal chat on what we have seen so far and what we plan to see in the future.