The Royal Court starts the year with a new play by Miriam Battye about female friendship, developed as part of the Royal Court writers’ group. Helmed by associate director Lucy Morrison, it opens in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs on January 21.
Maxine Peake and Ria Zmitrowicz star in a new play by Lucy Kirkwood – always an event – set in Suffolk in the 1750s, which tells the story of a young girl accused of murder. James Macdonald directs the production that opens January 22.
Toby Jones and Richard Armitage star in Conor McPherson’s new adaptation of Chekhov’s bittersweet play of yearning and inertia. Ian Rickson directs the production that opens on January 23.
A hit when it was first performed at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Emma Rice’s romantic musical about two lonely souls falling in love kicks off a new UK tour in Bristol. Sweet in the best way, it opens on January 23.
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ hit musical about Henry VIII’s wives is on a tour of the UK. This week the queens are in Cardiff, playing the Wales Millennium Centre from January 21-25.