It’s been a busy week in theatre and the arts, so here is a round up of some of the best new openings: 

King John, Rose Theatre Kingstonyes it is a long production to sit through (just over three hours) but it is worth persevering with for many of the performances by the cast and the simple but effective staging. Read Love London Love Culture‘s full thoughts here for more detail. (On until the 5th June) 

Devilish, Landor Theatreif you are looking for straight forward entertainment, then pay a trip to the Landor Theatre to see this new musical that has plenty of great ideas and characters that have been delighting audiences for the last few weeks. Love London Love Culture’s full review can be read here(On until the 29th May)

Lawrence After Arabia, Hampstead Theatrewhile reviews were mixed from the critics, this new play by Howard Brenton is still worth a visit if you are fascinated with the life and career of T.E. Lawrence. Find out what critics made of the show through Love London Love Culture’s review round up(On until the 4th June) 

Richard III, Lion and Unicorn Theatre:  this is a fascinating interpretation of Shakespeare’s play as Love London Love Culture found out when visiting the other night. The audience are active participants in this one woman show, offering a new perspective of the key characters. Very effective. (On until the 28th May) 

This is Living, Trafalgar Studiosa powerful piece of drama about saying goodbye to the one you love, directed and written by Liam Borrett, it is a show that stays with you long after it is over. There are fantastic performances by Tamla Kari and Michael  Socha to enjoy as Love London Love Culture found(On until the 11th June) 

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