Unmissable Things To Do in London this November 2023
We told you this would happen! It’s dark, wet and windy – winter has arrived! Be brave, resist the lure of the box sets (save them for January) and head out to make the most of our bumper list of Unmissable Things To Do in London (and beyond) this November!
The annual Season of Bangla Drama returns, showcasing incredible British-Bengali theatre.
Check out our interview with The PappyShow Founder & Director Kane Husbands for a preview of this birthday celebration extravaganza!
Bewitching Halloween performances from The Coven Burlesque at Clapham’s famous LGBTQIA+ venue.
Genre-defying queer performance artist Laura Murphy navigates the personal and political to seek out new worlds and ways to be seen.
A revival of poet and playwright Kae Tempest’s 2011 play, about three friends still dealing with the death of their best friend 10 years previously.
A celebration of the latest in French cinema, alongside some all-time classics. Includes a screening of this years Palme d’Or winner, Anatomy of a Fall.
Head south from the city for this annual festival of theatre in (and for) Croydon.
We loved it in Edinburgh – don’t miss this chance to catch Laurie Ward and Charli Cowgill delivering an unpacking of 21st century transfeminine life that is both searingly honest and exhilaratingly entertaining.
An Afro-Futurist celebration of outstanding Black artists, which runs through until the start of US Black History Month in February 2024.
A festival of dace which aims to (re-)introduce UK audiences to the Japanese discipline of butoh.
A unique gathering of progressive readers, thinkers and doers, in a celebration of radical publishing and politics.
A satirical play from writer Racheal Ofori, asking how we can live our best authentic lives in a world of algorithms.
We chatted with Festival Director Dan Monsell about this incredible, eclectic festival taking place across London.
A BalletBoyz collaboration with over forty artists, England on Fire is a search for meaning amid the challenges of life in the modern and ancient worlds.
“Boliver confronts the absurdity of society’s narrow beauty standards and the consequent marginalization of aging women. The works offer an empowering message to women, urging them to embrace their sexuality and bodies unapologetically.”
Our local venue hosts this fusion of physical theatre, spoken word and song, telling the story of a queer Black woman finding love.
A recipient of five To Do List stars in Edinburgh, this is a beautiful, life-affirming show from BLINK Dance Theatre.
A funny, powerful and beautiful play from Ronan Dempsey, delving into the silence and solitude of male victims of domestic abuse.
Snuggle under the duvet and Zoom in for this online showcase of queer poets.
Get your skates on at Somerset House, and join the DJs of Pxssy Palace for a night of high femme anthems and genre bending club bangers.
Playwright Paula B. Stanic’s new play focuses on an unlikely group of night workers who become embroiled in a life-changing series of events – performed using an innovative combination of spoken English, BSL, visual vernacular and creative captioning.
RUNT November: Transgender Awareness Week | Unit 3K, West Wing Oslo House | 16 November | Pay What You Can
A special edition of RUNT celebrating Transgender Awareness Week, guest curated and hosted by transfemme artist and friend of To Do List, Abigail Jacqueline Jones. Featuring performances from Ian Whitford, Merlin the Grey, Jordana Belaiche, Karma Obskura, Sidney Packard, Miz Indulgence & Rotten Peach.
The unequaled Matchstick Piehouse hosts another night of raucous, seductive, hilarious, political and maybe outrageous cabaret. Featuring performances from Romeo de la Cruz, Trash Salad, Sarjana, Dragon Acid, Sugar Kane, Twatu, Bovril Lavigne & Pink Lotus.
A book launch for Christopher Brett Bailey’s first foray into literary fiction, which has been described as Fear and Loathing meets South Park in a screwball horror novella!
One of our theatrical highlights of 2022 returns to the Barbican – we’re already booked to see it again on New Years Eve, but you should get a ticket as soon as you can. Just beautiful.
Funny, raw and surprising stories about being young & disabled, told by an amazing collective of actors, beatboxers, rappers, and dancers.
An immersive tale which promises to weave moments of discovery and revelation between the contagious beats of Bolivian folk music.
Kwame Owusu’s play sets out to deliver an intimate and visceral deep-dive into the boundless mind of a young Black queer man wrestling with anxiety.
Did we forget something? We almost certainly did – please let us know in the comments below!
Occasionally the To Do List team are forced to work together.
Rupert likes: free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.
Stuart likes: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.