It’s that time of the month again, and this post has 31 shows you should definitely have on your radar for March 2023!
Celebrating the diverse and wonderful venues, companies, and shows in the capital, our March picks should have something to appeal to all audiences.
Remember also that the Vault Festival continues until 19 Mar (Tues-Sun) and the Sprint Festival is on at Camden People’s Theatre for most of the month.
1st – a revival of a classic musical in the West End? Try Oklahoma at the Wyndham’s. I’ll be doing a “show from the ‘cheap seats’ special on this later in the month.
2nd – a bit of devised theatre? Check out I Hate It Here by Sweet Beef Theatre at the Pleasance Downstairs.
3rd – a solo show on Black masculinity? Sunny Side Up closes on the 4 Mar at Theatre Peckham, so head there now. I’ll be doing a Fringe Focus feature on the venue in May.
4th – ever wanted to peek into the rehearsal room? Try Languageist at the Golden Goose Theatre on a quick hour’s turnaround. Choice of matinee or evening performance on Sat.
5th – a wild comedy cabaret? Time to catch Femme Fatales from The Lost Cabaret at Rosemary Branch Theatre. One night only!
6th – check out some rising stars of jazz at Pizza Express Live with The Purcell School Jazz Ensembles.
7th – a brash reimagining of a Greek classic? Head to the National Theatre to watch Phaedra.
8th – a touring show? The Bodyguard stops off at the New Wimbledon Theatre for the week, with Melody Thornton taking on the iconic singing role.
9th – head off to Chickenshed for their Spring season production of Rush, a generational story combining music, movement, and multimedia.
10th – in the mood for puppetry? The Duda Paiva Company are at the Coronet Theatre with Blind, a hallucinatory solo work, until 11 Mar.
11th – enjoy a LGBTQ+ club night! It’s Thirst Trap time over at The Glory, with two floor of disco classics, disruption and show-offs!
12th – Ding for Disco revive A Doll’s House with a noughties teen movies makeover in Britney’s Peers at the Hope Theatre. 40 minutes of music, dance, silliness and storytelling style
13th – an interesting theatre experience? Head to Greenwich Theatre to see White Rabbit Red Rabbit. With a different performer each night, no director, and a sealed script on stage, anything can happen.
14th – Teddington Theatre Club open at the Hampton Hill Theatre in Mike Bartlett’s Bull, a razor-sharp look at office politics and playground bullying.
15th – off the beaten track? In Kim Noble: Lullaby for Scavangers, the cult comedic performance artist shares part 3 of his theatrical trilogy on loneliness and connection at Soho Theatre.
16th – Complicité return to the Barbican with another darkly comic epic, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead.
17th – rejoice in the return of cult musical Eugenius, now reworked for the Turbine Theatre. Go Eugene!
18th – it’s closing night at the Orange Tree Theatre for Duet for One, a gripping and touching play by Tom Kempinski.
19th – the Almeida’s latest production, Women, Beware the Devil, by Lulu Raczka, continues to the 25th.
20th – catch bright new comic voices over at the Museum of Comedy’s Monday Club.
21st – check out Lucy Prebble’s The Effect at the Bridewell Theatre, a new production by resident company Sedos, part psychological thriller, part chemical romance.
22nd – a children’s musical? Head to the Riverside Studios to see Winnie the Pooh and friends – on until 21 May.
23rd – Akram Khan and company takes inspiration from Frankenstein for their new dance show Creature, at Sadler’s Wells until 1 Apr
24th – head over to Ruislip to see High School Musical on stage at the Winston Churchill Theatre.
25th – an afternoon with music and naaration – Elégie: Rachmaninov – A Heart in Exile teams pianist Lucy Parham with actor Henry Goodman at the Wigmore Hall.
26th – recently granted a show extension, you might want to have a beer with Choir of Man at the Arts Theatre in a cheeky matinee.
27th – as Upstairs at the Gatehouse heads into a new era and management, check out Vodka With Stalin, a sell-out smash in Feb.
28th – as part of Sight Unseen, the first in the Takeover seasons at the King’s Head, you can see Mary Lacy Woz Queer, one of the pieces chosen by Isabel Adomakah Young.
29th – a play that starkly reveals the roots of Russia’s war on Ukraine through the eyes of one woman, Pussycat in Memory of Darkness is on at the Finborough until 22 Apr.
30th – a Spanish classic in the original language! Head to Cervantes Theatre to see La casa de Bernarda Alba.
31st – head to the Omnibus Theatre for a glittery double bill of Rowena Gander’s Barely Visible and Discoland’s Raucous.