WhatsOnStage Logo
Home link

Theatre Highlights of the Week: The Scottsboro Boys, Neville's Island and Memphis

It's a big week for the West End, with three hotly anticipated shows opening

Monday 20 October

The Scottsboro Boys opens at the Garrick Theatre

Following a sold out run at The Young Vic, The Scottsboro Boys transfers to the West End's Garrick Theatre for a limited run.

It tells the true story of nine young black men, aged between 12 and 19, travelling on a train through Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931 in search of a new life. By the end of their journey, their lives had been changed forever by the devastating effect of a single lie.

For info and tickets, click here.

Tuesday 21 October

Neville's Island at the Duke of York's Theatre

Tim Frith's comedy returns to the West End for the first time in 20 years. Robert Webb, Neil Morrissey, Adrian Edmondson and Miles Jupp star in this production at the Duke of York's Theatre.

Four out-of-condition businessmen, reluctantly participating in an Outward Bound weekend in the Lake District. With fog descending, Neville's team boat strikes rocks, leaving them marooned on an uninhabited island...

For more info and tickets, click here.

Wednesday 22 October

The Curing Room at Pleasance

The Curing Room at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The Curing Room makes it's London transfer from this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival. See our review for their Fringe version here.

Seven Soviet soldiers have been captured by the Nazis, stripped naked and abandoned in the locked empty cellar of a monastery in southern Poland. Deprived of all ties to their world, the prisoners redefine their concepts of order and human nature. In order to survive the men resort to murder and cannibalism. How do they reconcile rank, faith, and dignity?

For more info and tickets, click here.

Thursday 23 October

Memphis the Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly star as singer Felicia Farrell and radio DJ Huey Calhoun in the original London cast of the hit Broadway musical Memphis. Set in 1950's Memphis, the show tells the story of the first incredible sounds of rock ‘n' roll, blues and gospel, as they emerge into the mainstream.

For more info and tickets, click here.

Saturday 25 October

Last chance to see Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games and Teh Internet is Serious Business

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games: Review/Tickets

Teh Internet is Serious Business: Review/Tickets