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Theatre Highlights of the Week: NYT's Selfie, Marry Me and Henry IV

National Youth Theatre's rep season begins and the second in Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Shakespeare trilogy opens

Monday 6 October


Marry me a Little opens at the St James Studio

Laura Pitt-Pulford and Simon Bailey in Marry Me a Little
© Roy Tan

Following its sell-out run in August, Sondheim's Marry me a Little returns to the St. James Studio for an extra week of performances.

Simon Bailey (I Can't Sing!, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Light Princess, Piaf, Parade) return to play the roles of Man and Woman.

For more info and to buy tickets click here.

Tuesday 7 October


Selfie and Private Peaceful open in Rep at the Ambassadors Theatre.

Joined by Macbeth on Wednesday, the National Youth Theatre REP Company present their annual season of productions at the Ambassadors Theatre.

Selfie is inspired by Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray. The new staging by Brad Birch looks at an age of self-obsession and advancing technology, where everyone is capable of becoming an artist of his or her own life.

Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn.

For more info and to buy tickets check out our dedicated National Youth Theatre page here.


Wednesday 8 October


Alice on the Underground opens at the Chickenshed Theatre

Alice is a spirited teenager who yearns to find love and excitement beyond her humdrum life on a London estate. Running away from home, Alice is befriended by a busking and break-dancing White Rabbit, who takes her on a wild, magical and humorous subterranean journey on the Underground.

The show was first performed in 2003 and has been updated as part of Chickenshed's 40th anniversary year.

For more info and to buy tickets click here.


Altar Boyz opens at Greenwich Theatre.

Altar Boyz, which played Off-Broadway for five years, opens at the Greenwich Theatre for a limited run of 14 performances.

The show centres around a fictitious boy-band - whose members include Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham - on the last night of their 'Raise the Praise' tour. When fate brings them to New York, will the boyz take a bite out of the forbidden apple?

For tickets, click here.

Thursday 9 October


Henry IV opens at the Donmar Warehouse

Henry IV is Phyllida Lloyd's second all-female Shakespeare production for the Donmar following Julius Caesar in 2012.

A conflation of parts I and II of Shakespeare's history epic, Henry IV marks the reunion of the director with Harriet Walter, who plays the title role, and will also feature Cynthia Erivo, Jade Anouka, Clare Dunne and Jennifer Joseph.

For more info and to buy tickets click here.


Saturday 27 September


Last chance to see: Ballyturk and Ghost From a Perfect Place.

Ballyturk - Review/Tickets

Ghost From a Perfect Place - Review/Tickets

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