Here are a few shows which are opening in London next week – hope you manage to get a chance to see some of them!
1. Richard III, Almeida Theatre: Ralph Fiennes stars as the villainous Richard in Rupert Goold’s production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, which is playing until the 6th August. The production also includes Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret.
2. Decades, Ovalhouse Theatre: following the successful run of Boy at the Almeida Theatre, Leo Butler’s latest play looks at what happens when the next generation begin to find their feet in an ever changing world. It is directed by Eva Sampson and designed by Susannah Henry. (On until the 25th June).
3. Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre: finally! After months of talking about it, the Broadway musical finally opens officially in London next week and is certainly one of the most talked about musicals to open in the capital this year. (Booking until February 2017).
4. The Alchemist, Rose Playhouse: Ben Jonson’s play is brought to life at the Rose Playhouse, directed by Jenny Eastop and presented by Mercurius. (On until the 30th June).
Wealthy Lovewit, fleeing disease-ridden London, leaves his town house safely in the care of his butler Jeremy. But Jeremy grabs the chance to set up a criminal den with two fellow swindlers, promising untold riches and success to the gullible. No scheme is too ridiculous, no dupe left untricked as the greedy of London flock to be gulled. But as the three juggle their increasingly crazy schemes to keep up the money making pretence, will the bubbling cauldron of trickery explode in all their faces? And what will happen if Lovewit suddenly decides to come home?
5. Wild, Hampstead Theatre: Mike Bartlett’s latest play presented on stage in a production directed by James Macdonald. It stars Caoilfhionn Dunne, Jack Farthing and John Mackay. (11th June – 16th July)
As the State grows more powerful because of technology, and technology grows more powerful because of the State, where do the self-appointed protectors of the rights of the citizen stand? Heroes? Or traitors?