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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (February 18-24)

The Broadway cast of Come From Away (2016). Photo: Matthew Murphy The Broadway cast of Come From Away (2016). Photo: Matthew Murphy
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Come from Away – Phoenix Theatre, London

Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s “daring and original” new musical based on a heartwarming true story that took place when 38 planes were re-routed after 9/11 opens in the West End on February 18.

Come from Away review at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, New York – ‘daring and originality’

Shipwreck – Almeida Theatre, London

Rupert Goold directs the world premiere of Anne ‘Mr Burns’ Washburn’s play about the 45th President of the United States. It opens at the Almeida on February 19.

Playwright Anne Washburn: ‘I pray God my Trump play won’t be relevant in three years’

The Dark Carnival – Tramway, Glasgow

Created and performed by Vanishing Point and A New International, The Dark Carnival is a musical journey into the underworld that opens at the Tramway on February 21 before touring Scotland.

Photo: Mihaela Bodlovic / Niall Walker

Tartuffe – National Theatre, London

American Horror Story regular Denis O’Hare takes the title role in John Donnelly’s new adaptation of Moliere’s comedy. Blanche McIntyre directs the production that opens in the Lyttelton on February 21.

Equus – Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Ned Bennett – director of An Octoroon, Buggy Baby and Pomona – tackles Peter Shaffer’s play, in a new touring production that opens at Theatre Royal Stratford East on February 21.

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