Ellen McDougall directs the European premiere of Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves, a play that uses high-school soccer to explore female adolescence. The second production in Nadia Fall’s inaugural season as artistic director at Theatre Royal Stratford East, it opens on October 30.
Debbie Tucker Green returns to the Royal Court’s main stage with a new play that she is also directing. With a large cast featuring Nine Night’s Michelle Greenidge, it opens on November 1.
Dublin theatre company Dead Centre’s show inspired by the supposedly “unstageable” first play of Anton Chekhov finally makes it to London. The Stage called it an ”astute, perceptive and funny dismantling” not just of the works of Chekhov but of theatre too. It opens on November 1.
Iman Qureshi’s new play about a gay Muslim woman coming to terms with her identity is this year’s winner of the Papatango Award for new writing. Directed by Hannah Hauer King, it opens on November 2.
Chris Thorpe and Sam Pritchard have put together a snapshot of English communities in a new six-play cycle created in Eskdale, Staindrop, Whitby, Boston, Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester, and performed in each of the towns. All six can be seen at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, opening on November 4.