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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (June 11-17)

Emily Berrington in Machinal rehearsals. Photo: Johan Persson Emily Berrington in Machinal rehearsals. Photo: Johan Persson
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Machinal – Almeida Theatre, London

The Almeida follows The Writer with a revival of Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play. Considered an expressionistic masterpiece, Machinal is inspired by the real-life case of convicted murderer Ruth Snyder, and is directed by Natalie Abrahami. It opens on June 11.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Javaad Alipoor was one of the creators of The Believers Are But Brothers, an intelligent study of radicalism and masculinity that was one of the highlights of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Here he directs the stage version of Ken Kesey’s cult 1960s novel. It opens on June 12.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Donmar Warehouse, London

The pride of reinventing Miss Jean Brodie

Lia Williams plays the charismatic and romantic Scottish schoolteacher in David Harrower’s new adaptation of Muriel Sparks’ classic novel. Polly Findlay directs the production, which opens on June 12.

Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here – Royal Exchange Studio, Manchester

Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here review at Zoo, Edinburgh – ‘unsettling and intriguingly disruptive’

Barrel Organ’s elliptical, uncanny two-hander about the crushing impact of debt is on tour. Written by Jack Perkins, it’s a piece with a fittingly Lynchian quality. You can catch it in Manchester from June 14.

Lady Eats Apple – Barbican Theatre, London

Part of London International Festival of Theatre, Australian company Back to Back Theatre’s new experiential work has been created by an ensemble of actors with perceived intellectual disabilities. It opens at the Barbican on June 15.

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