Grid Iron’s new show for the Traverse is based on the stories of Chinese writer Pu Songling. Employing puppetry and digital technology, Pauline Lockhart and Ben Harrison’s staging opens on December 3.
Nadia Latif directs the UK premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer-winning play about power, race and surveillance. Ben Brantley called it “dazzling” in his New York Times review. It opens on December 5.
There are numerous stagings of Dickens’ classic around this Christmas. Paterson Joseph steps into Scrooge’s shoes in Jack Thorne’s returning version at the Old Vic, opening on December 4, and Sally Dexter plays a female Scrooge at Wilton’s Music Hall in a production opening on December 5.
Ria Jones plays Mamma Rose in this year’s big musical production at the Royal Exchange. Directed by Jo Davies, it opens on December 5.
Kneehigh’s anarchic version of Alfred Jarry’s play about a power-crazed dictator is billed as “improvised promenade musical” in which the audience can sing along. It opens on December 6.