Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (January 14-20)
Approaching Empty – Kiln Theatre, London
Kiln Theatre joins forces with Tamasha and Live Theatre to present the premiere of Ishy Din’s new play inspired by the playwright’s experience of working as a taxi driver. Telling the story of three generations of taxi drivers in the North East, it opens on January 14.
Stop and Search – Arcola Theatre, London
Arcola artistic director Mehmet Ergen directs the new play by novelist and playwright Gabriel Gbadamosi about “the ways we police each other.” It opens at the Arcola Theatre on January 14.
Outlying Islands – King’s Head Theatre, London
Atticist follows its acclaimed production of Steven Berkoff’s East with a revival of David Greig’s 2002 play, inspired by the true story of the British government’s decision to bomb a Scottish island with anthrax during the Second World War. It opens on January 15.
Our Lady of Kibeho – Royal and Derngate, Northampton
James Dacre, who directed the acclaimed production of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop at Theatre503 in 2009, brings the playwright’s 2015 work, based on a true story of events that took place in 1980s Rwanda in which young girls saw visions of violence that seemed to foretell the Rwandan genocide. With a cast including Gabrielle Brooks and Yasmin Mwanza, it opens on January 16.
Abigail’s Party – Theatre Royal Brighton
Jodie Prenger takes on the iconic role of Beverly in a new touring version of the classic play by Mike Leigh. The tour opens in Brighton on January 17 and tours until April 2019.