Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (February 25-March 3)
The Trick – Bush Theatre, London
Nine Night director Roy Alexander Weise helms an intriguing new play by Eve Leigh that interweaves themes of loss and magic. It opens on February 25.
The Mirror Crack’d – Salisbury Playhouse
Melly Still directs the first ever UK stage version of one of Agatha Christie’s best Miss Marple mysteries. Rachel Wagstaff has adapted it and the touring production opens in Salisbury on February 25.
Dressed – Battersea Arts Centre, London
One of the critical successes of last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, This Egg’s show about trauma, body image, identity and clothing – mixing dance and music – opens at Battersea Arts Centre on February 26 ahead of a UK tour.
The Remains of the Day – Royal and Derngate, Northampton
Another intriguing adaptation. Christopher Haydon directs Niamh Cusack in Barney Norris’ adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s poignant Booker prize-winning novel. It premieres on February 27 in Northampton, before a UK tour.
Wonderland – Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Adam Penford’s acclaimed Nottingham Playhouse production of Beth Steel’s mining drama – “powerful and pertinent” according to The Stage’s review – is at Northern Stage from February 27 until March 9.
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