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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (July 23-27)

Julie Yammanee, Marc Akinfolarin, Eddie Elliot, Jason Denton and Liam Tamne in rehearsals for Spamilton. Photo: Johan Persson Julie Yammanee, Marc Akinfolarin, Eddie Elliot, Jason Denton and Liam Tamne in rehearsals for Spamilton. Photo: Johan Persson
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Spamilton – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

The Menier Chocolate Factory presents the UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini’s Spamilton, a spoof of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical phenomenon. You can be in the room where it happens from July 24.

Sophie-Louise Dann and Gerard Alessandrini in rehearsals for Spamilton. Photo: Johan Persson
Cast member Sophie-Louise Dann with writer/director Gerard Alessandrini in rehearsals for Spamilton. Photo: Johan Persson

Exit the King – National Theatre, London

Following adaptations of Turgenev and Ibsen, Patrick Marber tackles the absurdist play by Ionesco with cast including Rhys Ifans and Indira Varma. It opens in the Olivier Theatre at the National on July 25.

Indira Varma in rehearsals for Exit the King. Photo: Simon Annand

King Lear – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Jonathan Munby’s lauded production of King Lear, featuring an “intensely moving” performance from Ian McKellen, was first seen at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre last year. Now it transfers to the West End, opening at the Duke of York’s on July 26.

Ian McKellen in King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre. Photo: Manuel Harlan
Ian McKellen in King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Loki and Cassie – A Love Story/Cacophony – Almeida Theatre, London

The Almeida Young Company presents two new plays: Loki and Cassie – A Love Story by Luke ‘All We Ever Wanted’ Barnes and Molly Taylor’s Cacophony, inspired by Jon Ronson’s book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. They run from July 26-28.

Cacophony promotional image. Photo: Helen Murray

The Fishermen – Home, Manchester

Based on Chigozie Obioma’s Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel and adapted for the stage by Gbolahan Obisesan, New Perspectives’ latest production, starring Michael Ajao and Valentine Olukoga, explores brotherhood, vengeance and fate. It’s at Home until July 28 ahead of a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Michael Ajao and Valentine Olukoga in The Fisherman
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