Speaking in Tongues
Speaking in Tongues is a new piece of theatre that originally premiered on Broadway. Written by Andrew Bovell whose previous work includes Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom, Speaking in Tongues is a high charged thriller. The story is based on random confessions of a group of strangers and pieced together by a detective investigating the disappearance of a psychiatrist.
John Simm (Life on Mars, State of Play) returns to the stage leading an exciting cast including Ian Hart (The Virgin Queen, Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone), Lucy Cohu (The Queen's Sister, Torchwood) and Kerry Fox (An Angel at my Table, Shallow Grave).
The play promises to be a powerful study of infidelity and interwoven lives. Runs until 12th December 2009
The Duke of York's Theatre
St. Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG
Box Office: 0844 8717623
La Cage Aux Folles
La Cage Aux Folles has successfully run for nearly a year now, and is undoubtedly the campest musical on the West End, sure to rekindle your love for glitzy dresses, and get you dancing in the isle with all the family.
It is a feel good cabaret for all ages, and a great nights entertainment. Best bits are the dancing male chorus that have sexier moves than Beyonce, and longer legs than Kate Moss. The songs are catchy; the story compelling leaving you feeling warm, fussy, and slightly gay.
With the fresh new cast including the fantastic John Barrowman it will no doubt keep raking in the crowds to watch this quirky musical for a long time to come.
The Playhouse Theatre
London, WC2N 5DE
Box Office: 08448717631
Originally a short novel by Rita Hayworth Shawshank Redemption rewritten by Stephen King inspired the later popular film by Owen O'neil and Dave Johns.
Andy Dufresne is convicted of murdering his wife and his lover and is sent to the notorious Shawshank Prison to serve two life sentences. Stripped of his life, family and freedom, Andy is forced to endure a spirit-crushing routine. But with his quiet strength and inner courage, there is one thing that Andy never loses – and that is hope.
Age limit of over 15 + due to strong language, nudity and other adult themes. Runs until 14th February 2010.
Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0DA
Box Office: 0844 482 5125