Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (May 20-26)
The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil – Eden Court, Inverness
Anna – National Theatre, London
Created with Ben and Max Ringham – the innovative sound designers who helped make Berberian Sound Studio so eerie – Ella Hickson’s new play takes the form of a thriller set in East Berlin. Directed by Natalie Abrahami, it opens in the Dorfman on May 21
The Duchess (of Malfi) – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
Zinnie Harris adapts and directs a new version of John Webster’s revenge tragedy starring George Costigan and and Kirsty Stuart. A co-production with Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre, it opens on May 21.
King Hedley II – Theatre Royal Stratford East, London
Lenny Henry returns to the stage to star in Nadia Fall’s revival of August Wilson’s play set in 1980s Pittsburgh. Martina Laird and Leo Wringer also star in the production that opens on May 23.
Henry V – Barn Theatre, Cirencester
Aaron Sidwell takes the title role in Hal Chambers’ new staging of Shakespeare’s play at The Stage’s fringe theatre of the year. It opens on May 24.
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