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