Для уставших от джингл беллз

Time Out London предлагает подборку предрождественских спектаклей и шоу, которые не совсем про Рождество. Среди них - Генри V с Джудом Лоу и Fortune's Fool по Тургеневу

Going to the theatre this winter doesn't have to mean nutcrackers and camp men dressed as Marie Antoinette. There are plenty of alternative shows that will help to quell the Christmas overload.

American Psycho

We can't wait to see the list of song titles. The long-fabled musical version of Bret Easton Ellis's cult yuppie thriller about a Wall Street banker turned sadistic serial killer finally gets its world premiere in London (it was initially intended for Broadway) courtesy of Rupert Goold's suitably bold and inventive Headlong. With music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik (who scored 'Spring Awakening') and a book by 'Glee' writer and 'Spider-Man' rescuer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, it follows the brilliant 2000 movie version starring Christian Bale, with set designer Es Devlin tasked with evoking Patrick Bateman's '80s Manhattan world of soulessly exclusive hang-outs.


With everyone from Leonard Bernstein to Stephen Sondheim having pitched in to try and patch 'Candide' up since its 1956 premiere, it’s amazing that this bonkers musical exists at all. It’s an all-singing picaresque piss-take that’s bound to get right up some people’s noses. And it’s great fun.

Henry V

It’s once more unto the breach for director Michael Grandage and his protégé Jude Law! This unusually elegant revival of Shakespeare’s ‘Henry V’ marks the last chapter in Grandage’s five-show run at the Noël Coward Theatre, and the last chance for the 40-year-old Law – a mainstay of Grandage’s reign at the Donmar Warehouse – to realistically carry off the 29-year-old English king.

Fortune's Fool

    The Old Vic brings Ivan Turgenev's 1848 madly funny Russian family drama to the West End for the first time in Mike Poulton's adaptation - first seen on Broadway in 2002. 'Game of Thrones' actor Iain Glen and Richard McCabe - who won an Olivier for his portrayal of Harold Wilson in 'The Audience' - make up the cast. Ex-Print Room artistic director Lucy Bailey takes the reins of this satire of nineteenth century Russian aristocracy about two newlyweds who, after arriving at their country house, are told a shocking revelation by their mischievous neighbour.

    Read moret: Time Out London