Joan of Leeds – New Diorama, London
Breach, creator of hit fringe show It’s True, It’s True, It’s True, returns with a new piece billed as an “obscene medieval mystery play with live music”, based on the true story of a 14th-century fugitive nun, which sounds pretty irresistible. It opens on December 9.
Breach Theatre: ‘A really exciting company that will only get better’
Three Sisters – National Theatre, London
Inua Ellams – writer of the smash Barber Shop Chronicles – returns to the National with a relocation of Chekhov’s play to 1960s Nigeria. Nadia Fall directs the production, which opens on December 10.
Rehearsals for Three Sisters. Photos: The Other Richard
I Can Go Anywhere – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
The new play by Douglas Maxwell (Charlie Sonata, The Whip Hand), about an encounter between a disillusioned academic and an asylum seeker, is directed by Eve Nicol. It opens on December 10.
Rehearsals for I Can Go Anywhere. Photo: Lauren McLay
Teenage Dick – Donmar Warehouse, London
Michael Longhurst’s inaugural season at the Donmar continues with Mike Lew’s play, which transplants Richard III to a high-school setting. Australian actor Daniel Monks stars in the title role opposite Susan Wokoma. It opens on December 12.
Rehearsals for Teenage Dick. Photos: Marc Brenner
Guys and Dolls – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Sheffield Theatres has been on a roll this year, with both Standing at the Sky’s Edge and Life of Pi. Now Robert Hastie directs its annual seasonal musical offering with Kadiff Kirwan as Sky Masterson. It opens on December 12.
Guys and Dolls rehearsals. Photo: Johan Persson