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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (July 9-15)

Alex Young and Matt Lucas in rehearsal for Chichester Festival Theatre’s Me and My Girl. Photo: Johan Persson Alex Young and Matt Lucas in rehearsal for Chichester Festival Theatre’s Me and My Girl. Photo: Johan Persson
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Me and My Girl – Chichester Festival Theatre

Matt Lucas, Caroline Quentin and Clive Rowe star in Daniel Evans’ new staging of Me and My Girl. As he proved with Show Boat, Evans has the magic touch with classic musicals. His production opens in Chichester on July 9.

Caroline Quentin (centre), Clive Rowe (second from right)and company in rehearsal for Chichester Festival Theatre’s Me and My Girl. Photo: Johan Persson

As You Like It – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London

After the gender-flipped version at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Open Air Theatre stages a version of Shakespeare’s comedy directed by Max Webster, with music by Noah and the Whale’s Charlie Fink, and Olivia Vinall as Rosalind. It opens on July 11.

The One – Soho Theatre, London

Vicky Jones, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Dry Write collaborator, won the Verity Bargate Award in 2013 for this play about a viciously destructive couple. Starring John Hopkins and Tuppence Middleton, it returns to Soho Theatre this week, opening on July 11.

John Hopkins and Tuppence Middleton in The One. Photo: Jonny Birch
John Hopkins and Tuppence Middleton in The One. Photo: Jonny Birch

The Lehman Trilogy – National Theatre, London

Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles in a sprawling three-part American epic about the firm and the family that triggered the financial crisis. It opens at the National Theatre on July 12.

Simon Russell Beale in rehearsals for The Lehman Trilogy. Photo: Mark Douet
Simon Russell Beale in rehearsals for The Lehman Trilogy. Photo: Mark Douet

Latitude Festival – Henham Park, Suffolk

Theatre goodies at this year’s Latitude Festival include new solo work from Bryony Kimmings, gig-theatre from Middle Child, contemporary circus from Recirquel, new work from Theatre Ad Infinitum, and comedy from Mark Thomas. The festival runs from July 12-17.

Audience at one of the theatre tents at Latitude. Photo: Victor Frankowski
Audience at one of the theatre tents at Latitude. Photo: Victor Frankowski
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