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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (February 4-10)

Director Daniel Bailey and Ivan Oyik in rehearsals for Blue/Orange. Photo: Ergo Films Director Daniel Bailey and Ivan Oyik in rehearsals for Blue/Orange. Photo: Ergo Films
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Blue/Orange – Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Daniel Bailey, associate director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, directs a revival of Joe Penhall’s intelligent examination of institutional racism and perceptions of mental health, starring Thomas Coombes and Richard Lintern. It opens on February 5.

Noughts and Crosses – Derby Theatre

Sabrina Mahfouz’s adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s popular young adult dystopian novel opens at Derby Theatre on February 6 ahead of a UK tour. Billy Harris and Heather Agyepong star.

Pinter Seven  – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Jamie Lloyd’s cycle of Pinter’s one-act plays concludes with a double bill of two 1950s works, A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter. Lloyd directs both plays and the cast includes John Heffernan, Gemma Whelan, Danny Dyer and Martin Freeman. They open February 6.

No Kids – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Ad Infinitum’s show about the pros and cons of having children as a gay couple opens at Battersea Arts Centre on February 7 after a successful run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Stage’s review called it “constantly compelling”.

No Kids review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘compelling devised show’

Greyscale – Vault Festival, London

Greyscale consists of two monologues by Madeline Gould and Joel Samuels intended to explore dating culture in the #MeToo era. Performed by a rotating cast, it opens in the Vaults on February 7.

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