Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (November 19-25)
The Kneebone Cadillac – Theatre Royal Plymouth
Simon Stokes’ last production at Theatre Royal Plymouth will be the new play by Carl Grose, recently appointed deputy artistic director of Kneehigh. It opens on November 19.
Summer and Smoke – Duke of York’s Theatre, London
Rebecca Frecknell’s astonishing production of Tennessee Williams’ slippery play gets a well-deserved transfer to the West End. Patsy Ferran is a revelation as anxious minister’s daughter Alma. It opens at the Duke of York’s on November 20.
Superblackman – Battersea Arts Centre, London
Lekan Lawal – winner of The Stage Debut Award for best director in 2017 – presents a new piece about race and mental health in Battersea Arts Centre’s restored and reopened Great Hall. It opens on November 20.
The Maids – Home, Manchester
Lily Sykes directs Jean Genet’s classic play with an all-male cast. Jake Fairbrother and Luke Mullins play the maids and Danny Lee Wynter plays their employer. Home has been specially reconfigured in-the-round for the production, which opens on November 21.
Dick Whittington – Lyric Hammersmith
The Lyric Hammersmith pantomime is always a treat: community orientated and gently subversive. Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd have penned this 10th-anniversary production. It opens on November 24.