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Shoes
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London | 03-11 Sept

In his first large scale production since his multi award-winning hit Jerry Springer - The Opera, composer-writer Richard Thomas has turned his attention to one of the greatest obsessions of our modern times – shoes.

In the Blood
The Finborough,118 Finborough Road London | Until 04 Sept

An urban American "riff" on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, In the Blood is the story of Hester La Negrita, mother to five children, of five fathers, who makes a home beneath a bridge on the streets of New York.

Five Guys Named Moe
Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square | 04 Sept – 03 Oct

The world-class, award-winning musical Five Guys Named stars The Wire's Clarke Peters as Nomax and is directed by Paulette Randall. With choreography by original cast member and Olivier nominee Paul J Medford.

I'm a Londoner
The Courtyard, Bowling Green Walk | Until 05 Sept

Palladini Productions presents a performance of seven characters embroiled in London life. So you think you know London - but do you? I'M A LONDONER explores seven characters and seven fantastic stories of the eclectic and electrifying capital city.

DON'T MISS
An Audience with Angie Le Mar

Barbican Centre, Silk Street London | 10 Sept

An Audience with Angie Le Mar sees Britain's First Black Lady of Comedy return with her universal brand of sharp observational humour.

Welcome to Thebes
LAST CHANCE

National Theatre, South Bank, London | Until 12 Sept

Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. Without the aid of Theseus, the leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn't stand a chance.

Grateful
Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace | 12 Sept

A vibrant, soulful, joyous and inspiring evening of musical theatre and gospel music in aid of an extremely good cause. Intermission is a charity which engages young people from London's inner-city communities, giving them an opportunity to connect with and find their voice through the performing arts. An evening not to be missed.

Lime reader offer: See Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for £30
Sadler's Wells | 14 – 25 September

The world-famous and world-class dance company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, is making its hugely anticipated return to London this September with a remarkable and unforgettable programme of dance never seen in London before, as well as the much-loved classic, Revelations.

Estate Walls
Oval House Theatre | 21 Sept to 9 Oct 2010

Three ghetto youts on de estate wall, whole day pass dey do na'ting at all, Dey fink dey bad cos dey fightin' 'n' brawlin', but one of dese mornin', one of dese mornin', one of dese mornin'..."

Flashdance the Musical
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue | 24 Sept to 26 Feb 2011

Set in Pittsburgh, USA, Flashdance The Musical tells the story of 19-year-old Alex, a welder by day and 'flashdancer' by night, whose dream is to obtain a place at the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy.

Fuel and Soho Theatre present Inua Ellams' Untitled
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street | From 28 Sept to 9 October

Untitled is a magical realist story about twin brothers separated at birth, one of them growing up in Nigeria and the other in London. The timing of the production is especially relevant as Untitled will be staged, at Soho Theatre, over the 50th anniversary of Nigerian independence on 1 October.

FELA! on Broadway
Until 30 Sept (Broadway)

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Will & Jada Pinkett Smith present Fela!, the new Broadway musical based on the life of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, marking the first Broadway production that these entertainment icons have presented.

The Decypher Collective presents 8Sixteen32
The Albany, Douglas Way | 30 Sept – 1 Oct

8SIXTEEN32 refers to typical bar lines used in grime: these rhythms permeate the show, which dramatises a 'life of grime' in a series of set pieces [Street, Yard, Club…] capturing the excitement, aspirations, creativity and disillusionment of the scene as its participants each seek to prove their skills and make their name.

Clybourne Park
Royal Court, Sloane Square | Until 2 Oct

In 1959 Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bed at a knock-down price. This enables the first black family to move into the neighbourhood, creating ripples of discontent amongst the cosy white urbanites of Clybourne Park.

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