The Suffolk festival of new writing features a line-up including The Stage Edinburgh Awards winners Nigel Barrett and Sophie Melville, who starred in Charlotte Josephine’s Pops, and Margaret Perry’s Collapsible, starring fellow award winner Breffni Holahan. There’s also a chance to see an early preview of Logan Dankworth, the third play in Luke Wright’s political trilogy. The festival takes place from September 10-15.
Rachel O’Riordan’s inaugural season as artistic director at the Lyric Hammersmith opens with a new adaptation of Ibsen’s play by Tanika Gupta. Anjana Vasan – recently seen in Rutherford and Son – stars in the production, which opens on September 11.
Caroline Horton, also a winner of The Stage Edinburgh Award, brings her harrowing, mythic and majestic show about the cyclical nature of depression to the Yard. Directed by Alex Swift, it opens on September 11.
Matthew Xia’s first production as artistic director of Actors Touring Company is the UK premiere of Maya Arad Yasur’s intriguing thriller. The cast includes Fiston Barek and Hara Yannas and it opens on September 11.
David Greig – a man not afraid of a challenge – has adapted Stanislaw Lem’s philosophical science fiction novel – also the basis for the film by Andrei Tarkovsky – for the stage. Matthew Lutton, from Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre, directs an international cast in a production that opens on September 14.