February preview: 28 London shows to see

Welcome back to a preview of shows to whet your appetite across the capital!

LouReviews is proud to celebrate London’s wide and diverse theatre scene. Perhaps you will discover a venue or artist that is new to you, or seek the reassurance of an old favourite.

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1st King”s Head – a Black Mirror-esque comedy, Dare You Say Please – on to 4 Feb https://kingsheadtheatre.com/whats-on/dare-you-say-please

2nd The Other Palace – the Great Detective goes musical! Sherlock Holmes and the Poisonwood at MTFest – to 4 Feb https://theotherpalace.co.uk/musical-theatre-festival-uk-2023/

3rd Watermans Arts Centre – David Hoyle shares his Ten Commandments https://www.watermans.org.uk/events/david-hoyle-ten-commandments/

4th Wilton’s Music Hall – last day of a salute to a great comedy duo, Charlie and Stanhttp://www.wiltons.org.uk/

5th Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch – modeen detective work with Rebus: A Game Called Malice – on to 25 Feb https://www.queens-theatre.co.uk/

6th Soho Theatre – a queer sci-fi epic with Willy Hudson in Welcome Home – to 11 Feb https://sohotheatre.com/shows/welcome-home/

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7th Lion & Unicorn – two men deal with homophobia in Passion https://www.thelionandunicorntheatre.com/whats-on

8th Theatre at the Tabard – classic theatre conedy in Bell, Book and Candle – to 11 Mar – https://tabard.org.uk/whats-on/bell-book-and-candle/

9th West End – a trip to the opera with Carmen at the London Coliseum – to 24 Feb – https://www.eno.org/

10th Little Angel Theatre – celebrating life from the African-Caribbean diaspora, The Instrumentals – to 16 Apr – https://www.littleangeltheatre.com/

11th Finborough Theatre – migrant drama in One Who Wants To Cross – to 25 Feb https://finboroughtheatre.co.uk/production/one-who-wants-to-cross/

12th Menier Chocolate Factory – comedy from Alex Edelman in Just For Us – to 26 Feb https://www.menierchocolatefactory.com/

13th Royal Court – a queer club scene takeover in Sound of the Underground – to 25 Feb https://royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/sound-of-the-underground

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14th Brockley Jack Studio – a bit of comedy in The Play With Speeches – on to 4 Mar – https://brockleyjack.co.uk/jackstudio-entry/the-play-with-speeches-2/

15th The Cockpit – a daring new Macbeth with an all-female cast in its first week – to 25 Feb https://www.thecockpit.org.uk/

16th Donmar Warehouse – segregation and safe harbour in Trouble in Butetown – to 25 Mar https://www.donmarwarehouse.com

17th Blue Elephant Theatre – corporate issues in The Interview – on to 18 Feb http://www.blueelephanttheatre.co.uk

18th Omnibus Theatre – Madonna and HIV collide in Live To Tell – final day https://www.omnibus-clapham.org/live-to-tell/

19th Southwark Playhouse – Strindberg in the BDSM world in Smoke – to 25 Feb https://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/productions/smoke/

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20th Riverside Studios – David Copperfield as a musical comedy! On to the 25 Feb https://riversidestudios.co.uk/see-and-do/david-copperfield-55745/

21st Waterloo East Theatre – a young man’s journey of self-discovery in Can’t Wait to Leave – to 26 Feb https://www.waterlooeast.co.uk/cant-wait-to-leave

22nd Shoreditch Town Hall – a radical response to William Golding in Flies – to 11 Mar https://shoreditchtownhall.com/whats-on/flies-2023

23rd Beck Theatre – get rocking with The Story of Guitar Heroes – one night only! https://becktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-the-story-of-guitar-heroes-hayes-2023

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24th Questors Theatre – Ibsen comes to Ealing via India in A Doll’s House – to 4 Mar – http://questors.uk/

25th Pleasance – stories of incredible women in Glass Splinters – final day – https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/glass-splinters-4#overview

26th Bush Theatre – an ode to black women , Sleepova – to 8 Apr https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/event/sleepova/

27th Hampstead Theatre – the epic and playful modern love story of Linck and Mülhahn – to 4 Mar https://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/whats-on/2022/linck-and-mulhahn/#details

28th New Diorama – welcome back with an important new musical about Section 28: After the Act is on to 1 Apr – https://newdiorama.com/whats-on