Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (August 12-18)
Actually – Trafalgar Studios, London
Anna Ziegler’s last play in the UK was Photograph 51, starring Nicole Kidman. Her 2017 play about race, consent and unconscious bias opens on August 12.
Jerry Springer the Opera – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee’s irreverent musical famously infuriated Christian groups and received more than 50,000 complaints when it was broadcast on the BBC. James Baker’s revival for the Hope Mill opens on August 13.
Oedipus – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
Robert Icke’s production of Sophocles’ tragedy for Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, told in real time with a clock counting down the minutes, opens on August 14 as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.
Red Dust Road – Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
Tanika Gupta adapts the memoir by Scottish poet and playwright Jackie Kay about the search for her biological mother. The National Theatre of Scotland production, directed by Dawn Walton, opens on August 14.
Eugene Onegin – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Komische Oper Berlin presents Barrie Kosky’s radical staging of Tchaikovsky’s opera as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. It opens on August 15.
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