In Brief: Theatre April [London]


By Aurora Taunisio

Welcome to InBrief Theatre! BreatheNews’s top picks for plays that are coming this April in Theatre across London:

What: Faceless

Where: Park Theatre
Who: Selina Fillinger / PMJ Productions
Release Date: 17th April 2018

A play inspired by real events happened in the U.S. in a court case. This drama deals with the current and controversial issue of terrorism, social media and self-identity. When Susie, a typical teenage girl living in Chicago’s suburbs, see her life drastically changing when, after meeting someone online who convinces her to convert to Islam and go to Syria, finds herself arrested on charges of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism, thus becoming to everyone’s eye an enemy of the State.

For more info on the production click here.

Previews: 17 – 18 Apr
Plays: 17 Apr – 12 May
Press Night: 19 Apr (7pm)

What: Amadeus

Where: Oliver Theatre, National Theatre
Who: Michael Longhurst
Release date: 24th April 2018

Production returning to the Olivier Theatre after the high praised and sold out run last year. Story based on the acclaimed production from Paul Scheffer, about the rivalry sparked in Vienna between the young music genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the composer Antonio Salieri, his counterpart who had the power to launch his career or kill it. With the Southbank Sinfonia Orchesta music and Adam Gillen and Lucian Msmati in the main roles.

For more info on the production click here.

What: Hamlet

Where: Shakespeare Globe Theatre
Release date: 25th April 2018

One of Shakespeare’s most renown tragedies, filled with betrayal, political intrigue and self-doubt, often considered to be the symbol of Shakespeare’s genius returning to the most iconic Shakespearian theatre. The play will mark the 21 years since the new Globe’s opening and will point toward its future.

What: Alexander O’Neal

Where: London Palladium
Who: Alexander O’Neal
Release date: 25th April 2018

Alexander O’Neal is an iconic R’nB singer and songwriter. American was able to spread his music, and thus the genre, across the globe during his 30 years career with top hits and platinum singles. Re-recording some of his greatest hit, will perform at the London’s Palladium from the 25th of April.

What: Describe the Night

Where: Hampstead Theatre
Who: Rajiv Joseph
Release date: 30th April 2018

A dark comedy set in Russia which plays with the themes and the fine line between fiction, lies and conspiracy theories. Trying to date the birth of the post-truth world, it goes through 90 years Russian history, back and forth from Soviet to post-Soviet times.

To discover more plays in London, click here.

What plays do you have on your calendar? Let us know in the comment!

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