Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (March 4-10)
Inside Bitch – Royal Court, London
Conceived by Deborah Pearson and Stacey Gregg, this Clean Break co-production is a devised ensemble performance created by women with experience of the system. It explores the way women in prison are represented in the media. It opens at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs on March 4.
The Taming of the Shrew – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Jo Clifford’s new gender-flipped version of Shakespeare’s play is set in a matriarchal world in which Kate is male, Petruchio is female and women hold all the power. It opens at the Sherman Theatre on March 5.
Richard II – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London
Hot on the heels of the excellent Sweat, incoming Bush Theatre artistic director Lynette Linton directs a cast of women of colour in Shakespeare’s tragedy. The mighty Adjoa Andoh plays the title role in a production that opens on March 6.
Richard III – Bristol Old Vic
Waitress – Adelphi Theatre, London
Sara Bareilles’ Broadway musical adaptation of the 2007 film set in a diner – the first to have a female composer, book writer, director and choreographer – opens in London on March 7 with a cast including Katharine McPhee, Marisha Wallace and Laura Baldwin.
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