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WHAT'S ON IN LONDON: BEST OF BRITISH THEATRE

Because sometime's it's hard to decipher the good from the great when it comes to theatre, we asked expert theatre-goer (and producer) Isabella Macpherson her opinion on the must-see shows of the season.

JENA FRIEDMAN: WORK IN PROGRESS

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A new stand up show from the US comedian, writer, and filmmaker, Jena Friedman. Friedman has written for the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, is a contributor to the New Yorker, and has appeared in ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ amoung others. Her style is whip-smart, provocative and brutally honest - you won't want to miss this.

 

Soho Theatre

21 Jan to 2 Feb

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BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO

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A great line up of actors star Joel Horwood stage adaption of Peter Strickland’s acclaimed subliminal horror film. Set in 1976, Berberian Sound Studio tells the story of unassuming British sound engineer, Gilderoy who travels to Italy to work on what he thinks is a film about horses but turns out to be giallo horror called The Equestrian Vortex.
Director Tom Scutt delivers "A darkly comedic, sonic experience” that is sure to be a talking point a long while after.

 

Donmar Warehouse

3 Feb to 30 March

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SHIPWRECK

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Written by Anne Washburn and directed by Rupert Goold, Shipwreck is “a sinister, sensational play” about America's 45th President, Donald J. Trump. The "nightmarish" comedy invites audiences to dinner with Trump and his family in a farmhouse in the snowy mountains. Political satire, but not how youve always known it.

 

The Almeida Theatre 

12 Feb to 30 March

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JESUS HOPPED ON THE A TRAIN

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Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Kate Hewitt. This "critically-acclaimed dark comedy about the American justice system and the contradictory nature of faith” is a thinkpiece not to miss.

 

The Young Vic

14 Feb to 30 March

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THE TRICK

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“Ghosts, goldfish, mediums, and sleight-of-hand collide in Eve Leigh's and director  Roy Alexander's "unpredictable exploration of aging and grief.” The play follows the grieving widow, Mira as she shuts out the world in order to cope with the loss of her husband.

 

The Bush Theatre Studio

19 Feb to 23 March

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BETRAYAL

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Directed by Jamie Lloyd, starring Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton “Betrayal tells the story of a seven-year affair involving a married couple and their close friend." It has  been commented that this is one of the late Harold Pinter's most moving works, "full of the fragility of the human heart.”

 

Harold Pinter Theatre

5 March to 21 May

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Isabella Macpherson is the Co-Founder of production company Platform Presents and we recently invited her into our living room for an interview. Read it HERE