Theatre-lovers may be mourning the end of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, but lucky Londoners have the chance to see the best of the summer’s shows. While the Fringe is crammed with shows of every calibre, only a very select few transfer to the capital, so you’re guaranteed exceptional quality.
Our autumn favourite is Until the Flood – winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award and The Stage Edinburgh Award – which plays at the trendy Arcola Theatre from 4th to 28th September. In 2014, black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson: this event, and the subsequent tidal wave of unrest that swept the nation, formed the springboard for Dael Orlandersmith’s challenging play, which explores racism in the United States. Pulitzer Prize finalist Orlandersmith is both author and actor in this one-woman show, and this powerful, provocative piece is based on real-life interviews that took place after the shooting.
The Arcola Theatre is an easy public transport journey away from us at the Mercure Paddington; and with tickets starting at just £10, a trip to Until The Flood is an absolute must this September.Book Now