DOGFIGHT - SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
Based on the 1991 movie of the same name starring River Phoenix, Tony and Academy Award winning composing team Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman, La La Land) deliver the hauntingly beautiful Dogfight.
It's November 21, 1963. On the night before their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and opens his eyes to the power of love and compassion.
Presented by the British Theatre Academy, this youth production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).
It runs 19-31 August
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME –
St Paul's Church
Victor Hugo's epic story is one that we know well. A vibrant new outdoor production coming to the grounds of St. Paul's Church. You won't want to miss your chance to bring the family to witness this amazing story of injustice, survival and love.
It runs until 9 September. Tickets: here
TOWARDS ZERO - The Mill at Sonning Theatre
Five puzzled faces turned to him. There had been a murder - a brutal murder - of an invalid matriarch as she lay in bed. There had apparently been no premeditation on the part of her family and friends who had gathered at her home for their regular yearly visit. No one seemed to have had any reason for killing her, nor did anyone gain by her death. Inspector Battle paused. "It's Zero Hour now," he snapped.
Packed with suspense, brooding atmosphere and outrageous twists and turns, Agatha Christie's Towards Zero will run for 8 weeks from Thursday 8 August - Saturday 28 September. All tickets include a delicious two-course meal in the before the show.
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND - Southwark Playhouse
BTA brings this musical to Southwark Playhouse. Once On This Island, with a poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavoured score, received eight Tony nominations, including Best Musical, Book and Score. Its UK premiere, starring Sharon D Clarke, won the 1995 Best New Musical Olivier Award, and a critically acclaimed revival, starring Lea Salonga, has just completed a year-long Broadway run, where it was nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning Best Revival of a Musical.
It runs 9 -31 Augus
ACTUALLY - Trafalgar Studios
After her drama 'Photograph 51', starring Nicole Kidman, playwright Anna Ziegler is returning this August. 'Actually' follows two college students who drunkenly hook up, and are then left with very different perspectives on their encounter. Simon Manyonda and Yasmin Paige play its central couple.
It runs 6- 31 August. Tickets: here
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