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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (April 8-14)

Zachary Hing and Gabby Wong in rehearsals for Pah-La. Photo: Helen Murray Zachary Hing and Gabby Wong in rehearsals for Pah-La. Photo: Helen Murray
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Pah-La – Royal Court, London

The Royal Court’s commitment to international work continues with Abhishek Majumdar’s play, developed through the Royal Court international programme. Set in Tibet it tells the story of the 2008 Lhasa riots. It opens on April 8.

Wow Everything Is Amazing – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Sounds Like Chaos’ new devised show about life in the digital world headlines Battersea Arts Centre’s Homegrown Festival: Occupy. It opens on April 8.

Fire in the Machine review at Battersea Arts Centre – ‘vital and vibrant’

What Girls Are Made Of – Tramway, Glasgow

Cora Bissett’s euphoric piece of gig theatre about her experiences of the music industry as a young woman plays the Glasgow venue as part of a larger tour. It’s at the Tramway from April 9-13.

Cora Bissett: ‘Our society is changing: we need to represent and engage with that’

West Side Story – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Sarah Frankcom directs a fresh version of the iconic musical with new choreography from Aletta Collins and orchestration from Jason Carr. It stars Andy Coxon and Gabriela García and opens on April 11.

Andy Coxon and Gabriela García. Photo: Lee Baxter
Andy Coxon and Gabriela García. Photo: Lee Baxter

A German Life – Bridge Theatre, London

Based on the life of Brunhilde Pomsel, the personal secretary to Joseph Goebbels, Christopher Hampton’s new play stars the incomparable Maggie Smith. The Bridge could use a critical hit. Could this be it? It opens on April 12.

Maggie Smith. Photo: Shutterstock
Maggie Smith. Photo: Shutterstock

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