HORROR ADAPTATION - JB Priestley's novel Benighted is described as a masterwork of horror literature. It was adapted by Universal into a film version called The Old Dark House in 1932 and now it has been adapted for the first time for the stage by Duncan Gates. You can see it at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington from Dec 6 to Jan 7, 2017.
FRINGE TRANSFER Stuart Slade’s BU21 is transferring to Trafalgar Studios following its award nominated, sell-out run at Theatre503. BU21 follows six Londoners in the aftermath of a fictitious terrorist attack, based on real testimonies gathered from a variety of terrorist incidents including the 7/7 bombings, 9/11, the Paris attacks and the 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack. It runs from Jan 4 to Feb 18, 2017.
COMEDY It's just a dinner party. A normal civilised dinner party. Except it's not - definitely not. Jess Bray’s hilarious Ayckbourn-esque play, Swing By Around 8, about two couples with two very different ideas about a certain dinner party comes to Theatre N16 this month. It is part of the Balham theatre's new First Credit Scheme which helps new actors and directs get their first professional credit. It runs from Nov 20 to Dec 1.
OFFICE POLITICS Work Play written and performed by Nick Field at the Oval House Theatre leads the audience playfully through office politics with an inventive soundtrack, political satire and an awkward office party. Catch it's brief run until this Saturday (12 Nov).
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS SHORTS These four short plays date from Williams’ early years as a playwright and are perfect little gems, exploring many of the themes that dominated his best known works. Under the title Wild at Heart you can see them at the Pentameters Theatre in Hampstead until Nov 20.
BLACK COMEDY Ella Hickson’s critically acclaimed dark comedy about suicide, Boys, comes to the LOST Theatre, Stockwell. This new revival is directed by James Thacker, new associate director, following his full-length directorial debut, Mojo by Jez Butterworth, at LOST in 2015. It's got a short run from Nov 23 to 26.
WEST END TRANSFER Neil McPherson's It's Easy To Be Dead is transferring to Trafalgar Studios after a successful run at the Finborough Theatre. It tells the story of a young man killed during the first world war who leaves behind a collections of letters and poems. It opens tonight and runs until Dec 3.