Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (October 22-28)
Macbeth – Barbican Theatre, London
Polly Findlay’s Royal Shakespeare Company production, starring Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack, received mixed reviews when it opened in Stratford-upon-Avon, but I enjoyed its creepy imagery considerably. It opens at the Barbican on October 23.
The Wild Duck – Almeida Theatre, London
Robert Icke returns to the Almeida Theatre to direct a cast including Lyndsey Marshal and Edward Hogg in his version of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck. It opens on October 23.
Clear White Light – Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Inspired by musician Alan Hull’s time working as a psychiatric nurse in St Nicholas’ hospital in Gosforth, Paul Sirett’s new play takes the form of a modern gothic story with songs. It opens on October 23.
A Very Very Very Dark Matter – Bridge Theatre, London
Prince of the twisted comedy, Martin McDonagh’s new play is set in Copenhagen – in the home of Hans Christian Andersen no less – and promises to be a murky exploration of the imagination. It opens at the Bridge Theatre on October 24.
I and You – Hampstead Theatre, London
Hampstead Theatre’s outgoing artistic director Edward Hall directs a 2014 play by American playwright Lauren Gunderson set in an American high school and starring Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones’ Arya Stark. It opens on October 25.