New plays at London theatres opening this October

There are plenty of things to go see this month (Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images)This October, a number of new and urgent contemporary plays will compete with the might of classic musicals in a giant month for show openings.

Hair celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new West End production, opening at subterranean theatre venue The Vaults this month, and the Mel Brooks classic Young Frankenstein returns to the West End.

For an altogether barmier fix, try Les Enfants Terribles who put on macabre spectaculars, or book to see A Lister Christian Slater thrash canada goose outlet real about the stage in gripping drama Glengarry Glen Ross, in which he plays a selfish salesman who will stop at nothing to secure the right deal.

Here’s the biggest new West End shows to book this October.

Les Enfants Terribles, Wilton’s Music Hall

canada goose uk shop Hair The Musical is celebrating its 50th anniversary (Picture: Hair)Written fifty years ago, Hair is celebrating its anniversary with a retrospective staging at The Vaults performance space underneath Waterloo Station. canada goose uk shop

It’s the height of Flower Power in the Sixties and three New Yorkers canada goose premium outlet from canada goose factory outlet the creative East Village come together to form a tribe. Known as the Flower Children, the musical charts their journey through the drug smothered Rock ‘N’ Roll scene of the time, and the energy of the revolution will be captured in the immersive Vaults production; the canada goose outlet winnipeg address theatre’s website say ‘everything needed for a legal high’ will be provided to the audience.

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A Woman Of No Importance, Vaudeville

Rory Kinnear will star in Young Marx (Picture: Getty Images)Rory Kinnear plays a young Marx in 1850. The revolutionary is hiding in Dean Street, Soho from spies and rivals canada goose outlet uk fake intent on tearing his life apart. He and his stunning wife are intellectual but in despair, but the upstart still finds energy to muster one last big night out.

The show reunites the award winning team behind One Man, Two Guvnors and will be directed by ex National Theatre director Nicholas Hytner, so as well as its classic script, it has all the right credentials too.

The Bridge Theatre, from October 18 Tues Sun: 7.30pm

Young Frankenstein, Garrick Theatre

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Witness for the Prosecution, County Hall

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Christian Slater, the iconic Eighties teen heart throb, has played plenty of roles like this before. In 2007 he appeared in the West End play Swimming With Sharks, a contemporary American play cutting open capitalism, and a year earlier he revived American dream play One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. The role will feel like familiar territory for the Heathers star, but Christian excels at playing larger than life characters in high energy roles.

Playhouse Theatre, from October 26 Mon Sat: 7.45pm, Sat and Thurs: 2.45pm

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Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig both star (Picture: Getty)Blockbuster West End producers Michael Grandage Company are joining forces with innovative theatre practitioners Headlong for this world premiere of James Graham’s new political play, Labour Of Love. The play traverses through the last tumultuous 25 years of the Labour party, pitting the values of a canada goose outlet boston traditional Labour MP (whatever that means) against a contemporary one. It’s from the powerhouse team who directed urgent political play This House: director Jeremy Herrin, and playwright James Graham.

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uk canada goose Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig play two Labour MPs with very different agendas in this satirical new play about modern politics. Tamsin and Martin are both stage veterans and British acting stalwarts; will he be calm and retiring while Tamsin storms about the place running amok? Both actors are relatively typecast, so we’d have to sayprobably. uk canada goose

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