Here’s Love London Love Culture’s weekly picks of shows to go and see…

Luzia, Cirque du Soleil, Royal Albert Hall: given the company’s stunning performance at the BAFTA’s last night, there is no better time to catch the European premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia. Catch up with what the critics made of it here.

Uncle Vanya, Harold Pinter Theatre: Toby Jones and Richard Armitage star in Ian Rickson’s new production of Chekhov’s classic play at the Harold Pinter Theatre until the 2nd May. Discover what critics thought here.

The Sugar Syndrome, Orange Tree Theatre: playing in Richmond until the 22nd February, find out what critics made of this revival of Lucy Prebble’s play on LLLC here.

Faustus: That Damned Woman, Lyric Hammersmith: playing in London for a limited time before embarking on a UK tour, this gender swapped version of Doctor Faustus stars Jodie McNee and is directed by Caroline Byrne. Read the reviews here.

Persona, Riverside Studios: based on Ingmar Bergman’s classic 1960’s film, Persona is brought to the stage by Paul Schoolman and stars Olivier Award winner Alice Krige who plays Sister Alma with Nobuhle Mngcwengi as Elizabet.

Kunene and the King, Ambassadors Theatre: playing for a strictly limited season, Antony Sher and John Kani star in this West End transfer of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production. The play was written by John Kani and marks the 25th anniversary since the end of apartheid.

The Welkin, National Theatre: this is the new play from Lucy Kirkwood (MosquitoesChimerica) who returns to the National Theatre with a play that examines truth and justice through the eyes of women. The production is directed by James MacDonald and stars Maxine Peake.


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