Top five theatre shows to see this week (November 25-December 2)
Torch – St Helens town centre
ANU Productions makes immersive, unsettling site-responsive performance work. Previous production The Lost O’Casey was a highlight of this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival. Created with Heart of Glass, Idle Women, and the women of St Helens, this new piece takes place in the town centre until December 1.
Boys – New Diorama Theatre, London
The Pappy Show presents a devised physical theatre piece about masculinity and manhood. Previously seen at Vault festival, Boys is at the New Diorama from November 27 to December 1.
Ralegh: The Treason Trial – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London
Simon Paisley Day plays Walter Ralegh in Oliver Chris’ verbatim production of his 1603 trial. Having premiered at Winchester Great Hall, the location of the original trial, it opens in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on November 28.
Wendy and Peter Pan – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
The Royal Lyceum’s Christmas show is a revival of Ella Hickson’s take on the story by JM Barrie, originally staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2013, here directed by Eleanor Rhode. It opens in Edinburgh on November 30.
The Night Before Christmas – Southwark Playhouse, London
Citric Acid Productions presents a revival of Anthony Neilson’s typically twisted alternative Christmas story. Alex Sutton directs and it opens at Southwark Playhouse on November 30.
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