Stagedoor Circle recommends:

By theatre lovers, for theatre lovers.

Our curated recommendations from some of our most beloved users and theatre aficionados. What, where and why. As simple as that. Here you go:

What? No Man’s Land @Wyndham’s Theatre.

Recommended by: Terry Plimmer, theatre lover.

Why? Of the plays I’ve seen this year (and are still running), my standout is No Man’s Land with two knights of the theatre, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. As it’s written by Harold Pinter, it’d be rash of me to suggest what the plot is; just immerse yourself in the language and tensions between the characters. Ian McKellen is excellent and is onstage the whole time, no mean feat for a man in his late seventies. But this is not a sympathy vote — he is truly fabulous. I believe it’s also being shown as a cinema broadcast in mid-December, so get to that if you can’t make it to the theatre.

What? Dead Funny @ Vaudeville Theatre.

Recommended by: Viki Bell, blogger.

Why? The performance was strong; the show does what the name suggestions — it was dead funny. My favourite character was easily Eleanor, played by Katherine Parkinson, who came out with some of the funniest remarks about her husband and the rest of the cast. It’s also the first performance I’ve seen with full on nudity and boy, I was not ready for that. Cue some very immature giggles!

What? Pride & Prejudice @ Jermyn Street Theatre.

Recommended by: Liz Dyer, theatre blogger.

Why? At the end of a second successful tour, Two Bit Classics are bringing their unique and brilliant adaptation of Pride and Prejudice to Jermyn Street Theatre this winter. All 21 characters in Jane Austen’s beloved romcom are played by just two actors — Joannah Tincey and Nick Underwood — in an incredible feat of endurance and dexterity. I loved this show when I saw it on tour; it’s a real treat for Pride and Prejudice fans and newcomers alike — hilarious, inventive, yet completely faithful to the original, and well worth a return visit!

What? The Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves.

Recommended by: Liz Dyer, theatre blogger.

Why? I can’t wait for my first panto of the season, mostly because it sounds completely bonkers. Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves is the latest production from comedy trio Sleeping Trees (their last panto was Cinderella and the Beanstalk), in which Santa has to call on Ebenezer Scrooge, of all people, to save the day after the Wicked Witch steals all the Christmas spirit. It’s got comedy, music and a very interesting cast of characters, and looks sure to be a lot of fun for kids and grown-ups; what better start to the festive season?

What? Sofie Hagen: Shimmer Shatter

Recommended by: Niki Campbell, Actress, Content Manager @ Stagedoor.

Why? Because she’s an incredible female role model, fighting stigmas and smashing the patriarchy.