What’s hot on stage this December

Antony & Cleopatra by Shakespeare

Sophie Okonedo stars opposite Ralph Fiennes in the title roles of Shakespeare’s classic. Directed by Simon Goodwin, Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire, the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love.

Antony & Cleopatra runs at the National Theatre from 19th September 2018 to 19th January 2018. Find out more and book tickets here.

Death of a Salesmen by Arthur Miller

Starring Don Warrington, Willy Loman is an ordinary man, he’s the New England man, he’s well-liked. For thirty-six years he’s been on the road, paying his way and one day he’s going to come good. When his son Biff returns home, suddenly things are looking up. Because you reap what you sow, right?

Death of a Salesman is a Royal Exchange Theatre production and runs from 11th October – 17th November 2018. Find out more and book tickets here.

Hadestown byAnaïs Mitchell

Starring  African American talent Amber Gray and André De Shields, this new musical is set to be the next musical theatre obsession. In the warmth of summertime, a songwriter and his muse Eurydice are living well and falling in love. But as winter approaches, reality sets in, these young dreamers can’t survive on songs alone. Tempted by the promise of plenty, Eurydice is lured to the depths of industrial Hadestown. On a quest to save her, Orpheus embarks on a journey to the underworld where their trust is put to the final test.

Playing at the National Theatre 2 November 2018 – 26th January 2019. Find out more and book tickets here.

The Convert by Danai Gurira

Starring Letitia Wright (Black Panther), Paapa Essiedu (Hamlet) and Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans). Black Panther star and Tony-nominated writer Dania Gurira’s striking play explores if faith has a cost and if so when that cost is too much. Its 1986 in modern-day Zimbabwe and Jekesai, a young woman fleeing forced marriage finds herself working for devout catholic priest, Chilford. He relishes the opportunity to mould his new convert but Jekesai’s salvation has a price.

The Convert runs at the Young Vic, from 7th December 2018 – 26 January 2019. Find out more and book tickets here.

White Teeth by Zadie Smith Adapted by Stephen Sharkey

You’re in Kilburn a melting pot where nothing is actually melted. It’s all just kinda stuck together at the bottom like some gooey mess.

Rosie Jones, the Iqbal twins, their parents, their grandparents, Mad Mary and an avalanche of other characters who make up the everyday chaos of Kilburn High Road come together in an extraordinary revelry of NW6. An epic comedy with music and dance, this theatrical rollercoaster takes us on a fast-paced journey through history, different cultures, and chance encounters.

Zadie Smith’s breakthrough novel is adapted for stage by acclaimed playwright Stephen Sharkey and directed by Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham in a major world premiere.

White Teeth runs at the Kiln Theatre from the 13th November – 22nd December 2018. Find out more and book tickets here.


Listing by Kojo Kamara


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