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Top Shows To See in October

From thrilling plays and immersive productions to top West End shows, discover the best London theatre shows to see in October.

Oslo at Harold Pinter Theatre

Oslo at National Theatre

Catch the Tony Award-winning drama Oslo as it comes to London’s West End, following runs at the National Theatre and on Broadway. Toby Stephens and Lydia Leonard star in this tense drama about brokering peace between Israel and Palestine. 2 Oct-30 Dec Book Now

The People’s Revolt at the Tower of London

Peoples Revolt. Copyright: Historic Royal Palaces

Join the revolution with The People’s Revolt, an exciting immersive production from differencEngine. Blur the lines between reality and history in this action-packed show that gives you the chance to storm the world-famous Tower of London. 3-21 Oct

Venus in Fur at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Venus In Fur at Theatre Royal Haymarket

See Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer and The Borgias’ David Oakes in the gripping thriller, Venus in Fur. Watch on as the balance of power shifts between an actress and a director in David Ives’ passion-filled play this October. 6 Oct-9 Dec Book Now

Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall

Witness for the Prosecution at County Hall

Join the jury as Agatha Christie’s thriller Witness for the Prosecution is performed in a real-life courtroom in London. Can Leonard Vole convince the judge that he didn’t murder a wealthy widow to inherit her fortune? 6 Oct-11 Mar Book Now

A Woman of No Importance at Vaudeville Theatre

A Woman of No Importance at Vaudeville Theatre

See Olivier Award-winning Eve Best star in Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy about A Woman of No Importance. Hidden secrets are slowly revealed in a production that exposes the hypocrisy of its seemingly respectable characters. 6 Oct-30 Dec Book Now

Young Marx at The Bridge Theatre

Young Marx at The Bridge Theatre

Be one of the first to step inside The Bridge Theatre as it opens with Richard Bean’s play, Young Marx. Set in 1850, the show sees Rory Kinnear play the 32-year-old Russian revolutionary who is in hiding in London, and enjoying every moment. 18 Oct-31 Dec

The Winter Selection at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Embrace London’s colder months with a season of enchanting shows from The Winter Selection. Inspired by the film Les Émotifs Anonymes, this month’s production of Romantics Anonymous follows a tender love story between a chocolate maker and the boss of a chocolate factory. 20 Oct-21 Apr

The Exorcist at Phoenix Theatre

The Exorcist at Phoenix Theatre

Scare yourself silly during the theatrical adaptation of The Exorcist. William Peter Blatty’s tale of a possessed child and a priest questioning his own faith is known as one of the world’s most terrifying horror stories. 20 Oct-10 Mar Book Now

Evita at Phoenix Theatre

Emma Hatton stars in Evita at Phoenix Theatre. Pho

Experience Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s much-loved musical Evita. West End star Emma Hatton leads the cast in the show about Argentinian icon Eva Perón, featuring the classic song Don’t Cry for Me Argentina. Until 14 Oct Book Now

The Woman in Black at Fortune Theatre

Discover why audiences have flocked to see the chilling story of The Woman in Black for more than 25 years in London. When a young lawyer’s work takes him to the remote Eel Marsh House, he has no idea about the dark secrets hiding in the abandoned building. Booking until Mar 2018 Book Now

Matilda The Musical at Cambridge Theatre

Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

Celebrate the award-winning Matilda The Musical’s sixth West End anniversary this October. With music by Tim Minchin, Roald Dahl’s story follows a young girl who refuses to give in to the terrible adults in her life. Booking until Mar 2018 Book Now

Summer of Love at Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Photo: John Wildgoose

Catch the final performances of the Summer of Love series in the stunning Shakespeare’s Globe. There’s still time to see William Shakespeare’s tragic King Lear and the hilarious Much Ado About Nothing before the season ends this month. Until 15 Oct