eady, set… get reserving! These are our picks for one of the best exhibits to see this season.
In what has unexpectedly turn into the yr’s most controversial present earlier than it even opens, playwright Charlie Josephine explores the story of Joan of Arc via a non-binary lens. Ilinca Radulian directs.
Shakespeare’s Globe, Aug 25 to Oct 22; purchase tickets right here
Max Webster directs this new adaptation of Sophocles’s Theban tragedy by Inua Ellams. If it’s something like as thrilling a retelling as his model of Three Sisters on the Nationwide Theatre, we’re in for a deal with.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Sept 3-24; purchase tickets right here
Rising star Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s new play, directed by Monique Touko, is a couple of girl who asks a good friend to assist her finish her life, however who’s taken in by the household, who’re decided to avoid wasting her. That may not be as simple as they assume.
Almeida, Sept 3 to Oct 1
The Cherry Orchard
A brand new adaptation of Chekhov’s ultimate play by Vinay Patel (Murdered by My Father, Physician Who), set on… a spaceship. And why not. James Macdonald direct.
Yard Theatre, Sept 5 to Oct 22
Helen Hunt stars within the European premiere of Jonathan Spector’s satire in regards to the quest for consensus, set in opposition to the backdrop of a mumps outbreak at a progressive college in 2017 – to vaccinate or to not vaccinate?
Outdated Vic, Sept 6 to Oct 31
Age is a sense
One of many smash hits of this yr’s Edinburgh Fringe competition, Haley McGee’s tear-jerking, lovely solo present goals to color an image of a life, little extra, however there’s a lot to like inside it. An actual gem.
Soho Theatre, Sept 6-24
Strolling with Ghosts
Hollywood stalwart Gabriel Byrne presents a meditative, autobiographical solo present – anticipate loads of nice tinseltown tales.
Apollo Theatre, Sept 6-17; purchase tickets right here
Who Killed My Father
Ivo van Hove (View from a Bridge, Lazarus) returns to London with this UK premiere of his one-man adaptation of Edouard Louis’s blistering, brutal bestselling ebook, carried out by Hans Kesting.
Younger Vic, Sept 7-24
The Snail Home
The eminent director Richard Eyre lastly fulfils his early promise as an authentic playwright (he additionally directs) in regards to the goings-on at a authorities medical adviser’s party. Sounds topical.
Hampstead Theatre, Sept 8 to Oct 15
The Two Popes
Anton Lesser and Nicholas Woodeson star within the papal roles taken on movie by Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins on movie, in Anthony (Bohemian Rhapsody) McCarten’s Vatican drama. James Dacre directs.
Rose Theatre, Sept 9-24; purchase tickets right here
The P Phrase
Waleed Akhtar’s play tells the story of two homosexual Pakistanis in London, one who has fled homophobic persecution at house in Pakistan, one harm by the fact of being a brown homosexual man in Britain.
Bush Theatre, Sept 9 to Oct 22
Lydnsey Turner directs The Crown’s Erin Doherty and Brendan Cowell (Yerma) in Arthur Miller’s explosive play in regards to the devastating risks of groupthink. Sounds… apt.
Nationwide Theatre, Sept 14 to Nov 5
Korean London author Kyo Choi tackles the topic of the “consolation ladies” of WWII, from Korea and elsewhere, and the next cowl up of their exploitation. A co-production with New Earth and The North Wall.
Arcola Theatre, Sept 15 to Oct 8
Jews. In Their Personal Phrases
Verbatim work about antisemitism in Britain by journalist Jonathan Freedland from an thought by Tracy Ann Oberman. Co-directed by Vicky Featherstone and Audrey Sheffield.
Royal Courtroom, Sept 19 to Oct 22
Blues for an Alabama Sky
Bush Theatre creative director Lynette Linton makes her NT debut with Pearl Cleage’s play, set in 1930 in the course of the Harlem Renaissance, and that includes the fantastic Ronke Adekoluejo and Giles Terrera
Nationwide Theatre, from Sept 20 to Nov 5
Ben Elton’s Shakespeare sitcom, based mostly on the hit TV present and starring David Mitchell because the neurotic playwright, returns to the West Finish eventually after being curtailed by Covid.
Apollo Theatre, Sept 23 to Dec 3
A brand new political thriller written by Rona Munro, which follows Mary Queen of Scots’ adviser James Melville in his quest to search out out the reality at a time of political turmoil. Directed by Roxana Silbert.
Hampstead Theatre, Sept 23 to Oct 29
The Band’s Go to
The Donmar’s creative director Michael Longhurst heads this European premiere of the Tony and Grammy-winning musical by David Yazbek and Itamar Moses, a couple of group of Israeli musicians who go to a small Egyptian city.
Donmar Warehouse, Sept 24 to Dec 3
John Gabriel Borkman
Simon Russell Beale, Lia Williams and the mighty Clare Higgins star in a brand new model of Ibsen’s play by Lucinda Coxon directed by – are you able to guess? Sure, it’s the Bridge’s proprietor, Nicholas Hytner.
Bridge Theatre, Sept 24 to Nov 26; purchase tickets right here
Iphigenia in Splott
Sophie Melville is a gobby, flaming ball of rage on this extraordinary one-woman present by Gary Owen based mostly on the sacrifice by males of a helpless woman. Rachel O’Riordan directs this returning manufacturing with aplomb.
Lyric Hammersmith, Sept 26 to Oct 22; purchase tickets right here
This new play by Rabiah Hussain is in regards to the Downing Road press workplace coping with fallout from a PM’s islamophobic assertion on stay TV. Directed by Nimmo Ismail.
Royal Courtroom, Sept 28 to Nov 5
Robert Icke’s provocative play, very loosely based mostly on Arthur Schnitzler’s 1912 work Professor Bernhardi, lastly makes its transition from the Almeida, with its star Juliet Stevenson nonetheless, fortunately, in submit.
Duke of York’s, Sept 29 to Dec 11; purchase tickets right here
A brand new model of Hedda Gabler by Roy Williams, this tells the story via a contemporary lens of racial id, class divisions and dependancy. Directed by Ola Ince.
Lyric Hammersmith, Sept 29 to Oct 29
The Boy With Two Hearts
This adaptation of Hamed and Hessam Amiri’s ebook on actual life Afghan and Iranian expertise (together with of the NHS) by Phil Porter is directed by Amit Sharma and contains a forged of Afghan and Iranian performers.
Nationwide Theatre, Oct 1 to Nov 12
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Carrie Hope Fletcher (star of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella) stars as Grusha in Brecht’s play, tailored by Steve Waters, with songs by Michael Henry. The Rose’s Christopher Haydon directs.
Rose Theatre Kingston, Oct 1-22; purchase tickets right here
David Tennant returns to the West Finish on this play set forward of the Second World Conflict a couple of ‘good’ man who turns into a Nazi although his greatest good friend, performed by Elliot Levy, is Jewish. Directed by Dominic Cooke.
Harold Pinter Theatre, Oct 6 to Dec 2
My Neighbour Totoro
The Royal Shakespeare Firm’s adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s pleasant coming-of-age story, exploring the fantasy world of childhood and the facility of creativeness.
Barbican Theatre, Oct 8 to Jan 21; purchase tickets right here
One thing within the Air
Peter Gill – as soon as described as an unsung hero of British theatre – writes, and co-directs, this story of a romance between two aged males, remembering their youth within the Sixties.
Jermyn Road Theatre, Oct 13 to Nov 12
Causes you Ought to(n’t) Love Me
Following its acclaimed run in 2021, Amy Trigg’s solo present returns following a UK tour. The Night Commonplace’s critic known as this joint winner of the Girls’s Prize for Playwrighting in 2020 a “knock-out”.
Kiln Theatre, Nov 5-26
The debut play by Jasmine Naziha Jones is a coming-of-age story a couple of younger British Iraqi woman realising her id in the course of the Gulf Conflict in 1991, directed by Mili Bhatia.
Royal Courtroom, Nov 18 to Dec 17
Clint Dyer directs Giles Terera, Olivier award winner for Hamilton, within the title position in what has been billed as an “extraordinary new imaginative and prescient” for one in every of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedies.
Nationwide Theatre, Nov 23 to Jan 2
A brand new musical that tells the story of Mandela the person and the motion. Made in partnership with the good freedom fighter’s household, this story of the sacrifice, dedication and hope will probably be infused with the rhythms and spirit of South Africa.
Younger Vic, Nov 28 to Feb 4
Newsies: The Musical
Alan Menken, Jack Feldman and Harvey Fierstein’s Broadway musical about teenage newspaper sellers on the flip of the twentieth century, who dream of a greater life, lastly makes it to London.
Troubadour Wembley Park, from Nov 29
Chilly Ft’s Fay Ripley stars as a working-class Walthamstow restaurateur making an attempt to make a hit of the enterprise with out shedding herself within the course of, in April de Angelis’s new comedy, directed by Indhu Rubashingham,
Nationwide Theatre, Nov 30 to Jan 21
Alice’s Adventures Underground
November marks the return of the immersive present that sends audiences down the rabbit gap and offers them the possibility to rise up shut and private with the Mad Hatter and associates.
Labyrinth, from Nov 3; purchase tickets right here