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Opening: Backbeat, Pitmen, Fit & Proper, Saved, Bush Books

By • West End
Amongst the major London openings, in the West End and further afield, this week are:

OPENING TONIGHT

Backbeat
MONDAY 10 OCTOBER 2011
(PREVIEWS FROM 24 SEPTEMBER)


The adaptation of the 1994 film by Iain Softley on the birth of the Beatles rock 'n' rolls its way to London's Duke of York Theatre for its West End premiere.

OPENING TUESDAY

The Pitmen Painters
11 OCTOBER 2011
(PREVIEWS FROM 5 OCTOBER)


Lee Hall’s multi-award winning play The Pitmen Painters returns to London for a run at the Duchess Theatre, as part of a national tour.

OPENING WEDNESDAY

Fit and Proper People
12 OCTOBER 2011
(PREVIEWS FROM 7 OCTOBER)


Fit and Proper People, which exposes the backstage dealings behind the beautiful game, premieres at Soho Theatre, in association with the RSC. Until 5 November.


Britain's Got Bhangra

The Bollywood-influenced musical, written and directed by Pravesh Kumar returns for five nights at Hackney Empire.

OPENING THURSDAY

Saved
13 OCTOBER 2011
(PREVIEWS FROM 6 OCTOBER)


Sean Holmes direct the first major London revival for 25 years of Edward Bond's seminal play as part of his third season as artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith. Until 5 November.

Third Floor
(PREVIEWS FROM 11 OCTOBER)

The Inbetweeners' Emily Head and Coronation Street's Craig Gazey star in the European premiere of Jason Hall’s new play at Trafalgar Studios 2, where it runs until 5 November. 

Office Party
(PREVIEWS FROM 4 OCTOBER)

Following seasons at the Edinburgh Festival and the Barbican, Christopher Green and Ursula Martinez bring their site specific Office Party to a real Islington office. Until 21 January 2012.  

OPENING FRIDAY

Bang Bang Bang
14 OCTOBER 2011
(PREVIEWS FROM 11 OCTOBER)


Stella Feehily’s new play, centring on two humanitarian aid workers, opens in the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs for a run to 5 November, prior to a national tour.

Sixty-Six Books

The Bush inaugurates its new venue, a former library on Uxbridge Road, with a 24-hour run of the multi-authored Sixty-Six Books, which continues until 29 October. 

Stand Tall
(PREVIEWS FROM 12 OCTOBER)

Stand Tall - A Rock Musical, a contemporary rock/pop musical by Lee Wyatt-Buchan, Aldie Chalmers and Sandy Chalmers, opens for a five-week season at the Landor Theatre, running until November 12. 

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