The Paper Birds’ gently immersive new show takes its inspiration from the agony aunts of the 1990s. Featuring live music and set in a teenage bedroom, it opens in Newcastle on February 3 ahead of a tour.
Richard Jones directs Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe in Beckett’s bleak exercise in entropy. Jane Horrocks and Karl Johnson also star in the production, which is being performed in a double bill with the short play Rough for Theatre II. It opens on February 4.
Rafe Spall stars in a one-man play by Clint Dyer, who also directs, and Roy Williams about Englishness and identity, developed from a Guardian short play. It opens in the Dorfman on February 6.
Breffni Holahan won The Stage Edinburgh Award last summer for her mesmerising performance as a woman coming apart in Margaret Perry’s play. Thomas Martin’s production opens at the Bush on February 7.
Tortoise in a Nutshell, Two Destination Language and Green Ginger are among the companies at this year’s international festival of theatre, puppetry and animation. Shows take place at venues including Edinburgh’s Summerhall and the festival runs from January 31-Febuary 8.