Tickets Under £15

With theatre prices on the west end touching the £200 mark, we have scoured through everything that is available to find you the hottest tickets you can get your hands on for £15 or less!

In theatres now…

Torn Apart – Theatre N16 – £14/10 – Until 30 Sept

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Torn Apart (Dissolution) puts women centre stage and deals with issues such as feminism, immigration, male repression, fate, homosexuality, but above all it explores the most painful aspects of human conditioning. Read our review of Torn Apart at the Brighton Fringe.

Sid – Arts Theatre – £14/12 – Until 8 Oct

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He’s not having a good day. People don’t understand him, his musical tastes are derided, his best mate is a punkrocker who died in the seventies.

Coming soon…

The Resurrectionist – Etcetera Theatre – £12/10 – 27 Sep – 9 Oct

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A brilliant scientist strives to protect his creation in the face of universal revulsion and hostility. Set in Switzerland during the stormy summer of 1816, ‘The Resurrectionist’ reveals for the first time, the extraordinary ‘true’ events which inspired Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

The Rules of Inflation – Drayton Arms Theatre – £14/10 – 4 Oct – 8 Oct

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Want to come and play? You are invited to our party. We live in a world of power, rules and leaders. But really, it’s just one big game. Read our review of The Rules of Inflation at Theatre N16.

On the horizon…

The House of Usher – Hope Theatre – £15/12 – 18 Oct – 5 Nov (Tues to Sat)

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Secrets surface, friendships are tested and a dark secret threatens to bring the House of Usher crashing down. Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic masterpiece “The Fall of The House of Usher” with a brand new score and a small cast of exceptional actor-musicians this gothic musical thriller promises to be the Halloween show not to miss.

We Are Ian – New Diorama Theatre – £12.50/10.50 – 11/12 Nov, 1/2 Dec

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1989. Manchester. A frenzy of drugs, beats and bucket hats. Illegal raves. Acid parties. Just jumping up and down in a field and throwing two fingers to Thatcher… Remember it? Winners of the Brighton Fringe award for excellence.

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Lucky Stiff by Ahrens and Flaherty at the Drayton Arms

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Lucky Stiff is a riot of a musical, pulling together a most outrageous story and hilarious song and dance numbers. Put together by MKEC Productions, we have the added of benefit of it being performed by a tremendous cast of singer actors.

Harry Witherspoon receives a telegram announcing the death of his uncle, whom he has never met, bequeathing him six million dollars in his will. The only catch is that in order to claim it, he must take his deceased uncle on one last gambling trip to Monte Carlo. What ensues is a madcap adventure to France where its not only Harry trying to claim the money but a host of assorted characters whose claims may or may not be legitimate.

Cue some extraordinary characters played by the terrific cast of Nicholas Chiappetta, James Douglas-Brennan, Barbara Jaeson, Rachel Lea-Gray, Ross McNeill, Paul Tate and Andrew Truluck, including a dentist, French Rivera socialites, butlers and maids, and cabaret girls. Rita La Porta was definitely our favourite character, with her over the top New Jersey style wonderfully played by Elizabeth Chadwick.

Leading man Matt Whitby brought great comedy to the character of Harry Witherspoon, and performs his songs extremely well. It is as if Prince Harry had got lost in the gambling world of Monte Carlo in this Ahrens and Flaherty musical. The love interest, initially more focused on canines, is Michelle Crook as Annabel Glick. She delivered a tear jerking and beautiful rendition of ‘Times Like This’.

Marc Kelly has done a wonderful job in this production, losing none of the entertainment and musicality of this show, with his well crafted version. Great support from the band too.

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Highlight of the Show – The cabaret sequence including ‘Speaking French’ and ‘Times Like This’ – bringing tears to the eyes of La Gíngy Strollér.

WIGS 4/5

Catch ‘Lucky Stiff’ at the Drayton Arms until 14 May 2016.

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Good King Richard by Ian Dixon Potter at The Drayton Arms Theatre

When you come to think about it, there are few historical plays that come to the stage that were not written by Shakespeare. Historical drama is not something modern playwrights tend to do, although it is exactly what Ian Dixon Potter and Golden Age Theatre have done here with Good King Richard.

As the name suggests, this is not the Richard III that is portrayed in Shakespeare’s Richard III, although his play is referred to. Indeed, it is not the common portrait that history has painted of this man. Instead it is another interpretation that chooses to portray him as a good man who was desperately trying to unite the houses of York and Lancaster and ultimately England in order to gain peace for the common man. History is after all written by the victors so it is novel idea to see this alternative account of one of England’s most slandered Kings.

Performed in the lovely Drayton Arms Theatre, another new venue to add to our list, this ample space created dungeons, courtrooms and open fields through some simple scenery and effective sound design. The play was a great lesson in the history of Richard III whilst being well paced, punchy and very engaging. Throw in a couple of moments of great hilarity, a few good fight and death scenes and a very high calibre of acting, and we had a very entertaining night of theatre.

Courtney Larkin has produced a very effective piece and has brought out the best from talented actors. Nicholas Koy Santillo played the title role. Gone were the limp and deformity and instead a calm and honourable man was presented with great sophistication. Portrayed as noble and well meaning, seeing the good in everyone showed a great range in acting ability. Indeed in the opening scene he is the cripple we would expect from Shakespeare’s version but loses this disadvantage in an extremely effective and subtle transformation. Queen Elizabeth was extremely snakelike and cunning and portrayed brilliantly by Catherine Dunne. Constantly scheming and looking out for her own, she was the one we loved to hate. There were other good performances from Peter Collington as King Edward IV and the Bishop of Bath and Wells, Will Mytum as Anthony Woodville and in a very funny turn as a camp Henry Tudor –  another dig at the past from the playwright – and Tom Everatt as the Duke of Buckingham.

With little knowledge of what we were going to get here this was a very enjoyable surprise from Golden Age Theatre. We want more of these historical reinterpretations of famous figures. Well done to Ian, the entire cast and crew and Golden Age Theatre.

Highlight of the show – many, the opening drowning in the barrel of Malmsey, Richard’s opening and closing monologues, Queen Elizabeth’s private scenes with Hastings and Morton (played by Mark Shaer and Barry Clarke respectively – who were both very good) and of course Will Mytum’s Henry Tudor.

WIGS 4/5

Catch Good King Richard at the Drayton Arms in SW5 at 8pm every night until 12th March.