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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (April 22-28)

Sally Field and Jenna Coleman in rehearsals for All My Sons. Photo: Johan Persson Sally Field and Jenna Coleman in rehearsals for All My Sons. Photo: Johan Persson
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All My Sons – Old Vic, London

The year of Arthur Miller continues with this new production starring Bill Pullman and Sally Field as the Kellers – a pretty mouth-watering prospect. The cast also features Colin Morgan and Jenna Coleman and is directed by Jeremy Herrin in a co-production with Headlong, it opens on April 23.

Status – Battersea Arts Centre, London

A hit at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Chris Thorpe’s show about national identity, developed with and directed by Rachel ‘Hadestown’ Chavkin, comes to Battersea Arts Centre as part of a UK tour. It opens on April 23.

Playwright Chris Thorpe: The only way I could write about Brexit was by telling myself I wasn’t

Ghosts – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Lucy Bailey directs a cast including Penny Downie and James Wilby in Mike Poulton’s new version of Ibsen’s play about the damage inflicted by family secrets. It opens on April 24

Wave Me Goodbye – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Christian Patterson directs this new adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s moving Second World War story about a young evacuee sent to stay in a strange house, which opens on April 25.

Mouthpiece – Soho Theatre, London

The Stage called Kieran Hurley’s exploration of class and cultural appropriation “a gripping, truthful play for our times” in our five-star review when it opened last year. It stars Lorn Macdonald and Neve McIntosh and runs until May 4.

Mouthpiece review at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘a gripping, truthful play for our times’

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