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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (March 11-17)

Ryan Early in rehearsals for God of Chaos in Plymouth. Photo: Emily Appleton Ryan Early in rehearsals for God of Chaos in Plymouth. Photo: Emily Appleton
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God of Chaos – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Phil Porter returns to the Theatre Royal Plymouth following 2016’s The Man With the Hammer, with a new play about online censorship. Directed by David Mercatali, it opens in the Drum on March 12.

The Twilight Zone – Ambassadors Theatre, London

There’s another chance to enter the Twilight Zone, as Anne Washburn’s adaptation of the American sci-fi anthology TV series transfers to the West End, opening on March 12.

The Twilight Zone review at Almeida Theatre, London – ‘a loving pastiche’

Admissions – Trafalgar Studios, London

The magnificent Alex Kingston returns to the West End to star in Admissions, a new play by Joshua Harmon (author of Bad Jews) set in a private school. Following a run at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater, it opens in the West End on March 12 for a short run ahead of a UK tour.

Alex Kingston
Alex Kingston. Photo: Trevor Leighton

Betrayal – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Jamie Lloyd follows his dizzyingly ambitious and sumptuously cast Pinter at the Pinter season with a revival of the playwright’s 1978 three-hander about an extramarital affair. Tom Hiddleston stars opposite Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox. It opens on March 13.

Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston. Photo: Charlie Gray

Frankenstein – Battersea Arts Centre, London

BAC Beatbox Academy’s exhilarating and electrifying take on Mary Shelley’s novel returns to Battersea Arts Centre. The Stage gave it five stars last time around. It opens on March 14.

Frankenstein review at Battersea Arts Centre, London – ‘a brilliant beatbox reimagining’

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