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last chance to see: shows closingin october

Last chance to see: Shows closing in October

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 14 October 2021, Last Updated 22 October 2021

Theatreland has so many amazing shows on offer but as new productions open, various close to make room for new ones! To make sure you don’t miss out on anything on your theatre to-do list, we’re rounding up all the shows coming to an end this October. 

From spooky tales and award-winning musicals to an Olivier Award-winning play from Britain’s greatest living playwright, there’s plenty to catch in Theatreland before the month ends. Check it out! 

2:22 A Ghost Story

Closing: 16 October

If you’re into ghost stories or want to get spooked ahead of Halloween, 2:22 A Ghost story ticks all the boxes.

Starring Lily Allen, Hadley Fraser, Julia Chan and Jake Wood, this edge-of-your-seat thriller tells the story of a couple who move into a new house where something just doesn’t feel quite right and leaves them questioning – can the dead really walk again? They’ll have to stay up until 2:22 to find out.

With moments of humour added to the scary and intriguing tale, 2:22 will get your adrenaline pumping throughout the night. Go ahead and book your tickets, if you dare…


The Last Five Years

Closing: 17 October

If music be the food of love, play on! That quote couldn’t be any more true when it comes to Jason Robert Brown’s award-winning musical, The Last Five Years.

The stunning sung-through musical follows the love story of a young couple across the course of five years, told from each of the lovers perspective. From their romantic meet cute to bitter disagreements and heartbreak, this beautiful musical is packed with emotion and power.

Each of them take it in turns to share their story, with Jamie starting with the sparks felt upon their first meeting, while Cathy’s is told in reverse, from the end of their partnership. And when the two finally collide in the middle of the show, it’s nothing short of magical.

If you’re a fan of musicals, RUN don’t walk. Featuring live piano, ukulele and guitar performances throughout the show, this production is equally special for its storytelling alongside its exquisite music.



Closing: 23 October

Lucy Bailey’s explosive new production Oleanna tells the story of a female student who makes a sexual harassment claim against her male college professor.

Oleanna is one of the most controversial and celebrated plays of the last thirty years. If you’re looking to see a captivating show about the battle of power, privilege and consent, book your tickets to see this show before it closes soon.



The Leopoldstadt Company. Photo by Marc Brenner

Closing: 30 October

Written by one of Britain’s greatest living playwrights, Tom Stoppard, Leopoldstadt is an Olivier Award-winning play that tells the heart-breaking story of a family who made good against all odds.

Directed by Patrick Marber (The Caretaker by Harold Pinter) follows the tale of a Jewish family in Vienna across six decades. In it, Tom Stoppard explores Jewish identity and how history impacts it, from institutionalised antisemitism to the outright terror of the Holocaust and its post-war trauma.

While Leopoldstadt is not directly based on Tom’s life, he has said it’s his most personal play and perhaps his last. So if you want to experience the power of the playwright’s work come to life on stage, book your tickets to see this show before it’s too late!

Don’t forget, our TKTS booth in Leicester Square is now back open, so if you’re in the West End and looking to catch a last minute show, pop over and see our friendly colleagues who can tell you all about what on-the-day tickets are available, many of which are on sale at incredible reduced prices. You can also purchase the same great tickets online here.



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