Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (July 30-August 5)
Home, I’m Darling – National Theatre, London
Katherine Parkinson gives an immaculate performance in Laura Wade’s new five-star play about the pursuit of perfection in marriage and the roles people play. The Theatr Clwyd co-production opens on July 31.
The Act – Yard Theatre, London
Company Three, the company behind Brainstorm, brings its new show, designed to be performed by a cast of teenagers, back to the Yard. It runs from July 31 to August 2.
£¥€$ (Lies) – Almeida Theatre, London
Belgian company Ontroerend Goed brings its immersive show, an “engaging, beautifully presented game of global capitalism in crisis”, previously seen at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, to the Almeida Theatre. It opens on August 1.
Othello – Shakespeare’s Globe, London
Former artistic director, now Oscar-winner, Mark Rylance returns to Shakespeare’s Globe to take on the role of Iago opposite Andre Holland’s Othello in a production directed by Claire van Kampen. Olivier-winning Sheila Atim plays Emilia and it opens on August 1.
Club Swizzle – Roundhouse, London
The fabulous Reuben Kaye heads up the new show from the creators of La Soiree at the Roundhouse. A fusion of cabaret, comedy, circus and live music, Club Swizzle opens on August 3.