Check out our round-up of all the best shows closing this month!
Every month we pull together some of the best shows closing this month or leaving London for a wider tour! Here are some of the plays you won’t want to miss out on this November:
Some Like It Hip Hop
Peacock Theatre – closes 9 November
Some Like It Hip Hop is a story of love, mistaken identity and revolution, in a city where books are banned, and where women are kept subservient to men. When Jo-Jo and Kerri are discovered breaking the rules of the city and are thrown out dress as men so they can return to the city. With a nod to Some Like It Hot and Twelfth Night, it tells a comical tale of love, mistaken identity, cross-dressing and revolution, all played out in ZooNation’s trademark style.
The Girl Who Fell
Trafalgar Studios 2 – closes 23 November
The Girl Who Fell is all about bereaved mother Thea, as she sets off on a mission to find out why her daughter Sam is dead. She is joined in her journey by bickering teen twins Lenny and Billie, plus Gil — a lost-soul whose life collides with theirs in a way that can only ever get messy.
On Bear Ridge
Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs – closes 23 November
A semi-autobiographical story, On Bear Ridge is about the places we leave behind, the indelible marks they make on us, and the unreliable memories we hold onto. Starring Rhys Ifans (Alice Through the Looking Glass, Notting Hill) in one of the lead roles, it tells the story of two locals who refuse to leave an empty town.
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre – 23 November
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s beloved story, War Horse is set at the outbreak of the First World War. Joey, young farmer Albert’s horse, is taken from him, sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. But their bond cannot be broken by conflict alone, and despite being caught up in enemy fire, fate will take Joey on an extraordinary journey across no man’s land. Meanwhile, Albert embarks on a treacherous mission to enlist, find Joey – and bring him home.
Ages Of The Moon
The Vaults – closes 24 November
Ages Of The Moon sees old friends reunite over several measures of whiskey on a dusty front porch one summer night in backwater rural America. This UK debut is lead by two heavy hitters from TV and film: Christopher Fairbank (Auf Weidersehen, Pet) and Joseph Marcell (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air). The pair reminisce and drink; ruminating on life, love and aging. As old tensions and rivalries begin to rise, their 40-year-old friendship faces the ultimate test at the wrong end of a gun.
A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg
Trafalgar Studios 1 – closes 30 November
This production of A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg is the play’s first West End revival since 2001. The show centres on Bri (Toby Stephens) and Sheila (Claire Skinner), a couple struggling to cope with caring for their disabled 10-year-old daughter, Josephine (Storme Toolis). To escape from the struggle of their daily reality, Bri and Sheila nickname her “Joe Egg” and lose themselves in fantasy games and black humour. But the limits of love and family – and our assumptions of their strength – will be severely tested.
London Coliseum – closes 30 November
Houston Grand Opera and LA Opera co-produce Gilbert & Sullivan’s topsy-turvy story, The Mikado. Packed full of memorable melodies, the show revolves around Nanki-Poo, who loves Yum-Yum. Unfortunately, she’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. When the Mikado orders a beheading, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko try to come to an arrangement that doesn’t involve anyone losing their head!
If you can’t get to see any of these fantastic shows closing this month, don’t panic! Why don’t you head over to our monthly picks to check out some of the best new shows we recommend this November.