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Fresh off Olivier Award wins for Summer and Smoke, director Rebecca Frecknall and actress Patsy Ferran reunite at the Almeida – bringing a similarly expressive approach to Chekhov as they did to Tennessee Williams.

Alexis Michalik’s prison-set dark comedy boasts strong performances and explores human fallibility, but is tonally uneven and strains for credibility

Alexis Michalik’s prison-set dark comedy boasts strong performances and explores human fallibility, but is tonally uneven and strains for credibility

Caryl Churchill’s 80s feminist classic gets an epic revival that has contemporary resonance if it sometimes lacks clarity and intimacy

Che Walker both directs and stars in Intra Muros at Park Theatre which asks what’s the point of theatre anyway?

Cillian Murphy gives a soul-touching performance as a grieving dad haunted by the avian embodiment of his loss.

Hompophobic brutality and post-colonial tension puts a gay relationship between an Egyptian and a British man under strain

Jade Anouka gives a stand out performance in Ella Road’s chilling dystopian vision of a world where we are rated on the basis of a simple genetic blood test

Crouch End playwright Ella Road has written a dystopian drama about a world where life chances and relationships are dominated by genetic tests

The Highgate arts centre hosts a poignant full mask mime performance about soldiers with post traumatic stress

Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton give sensational performances in a bold stylish production of Pinter’s unflinching examination of an extramarital affair - told in reverse chronology

Revamped theatre hosts a thrilling reimagined version of Shakespeare’s history with a compelling central performance by Tom Mothersdale

Tom Wright’s take on the post chemsex gay generation is hampered by unnatural dialogue and shallow characterisation

You’ll have a riotous Royal romp in a hilarous parody of Netflix series The Crown which manages to surpass the original

It was fifty years ago today that John Lennon and Yoko One spent their honeymoon in the presidential suite of the Amsterdam Hilton. Director Rocky Rodriquez Jr is recreating their Bed In for peace half a century on

A dark, visceral and funny play about the vulnerability of young men carries hints of Withnail and Beckett

The third play in Florian Zeller’s family trilogy is a sometimes heartwrenching drama about adolescent mental health but quite doesn’t tap into the same primal fears as the previous two

Headlong theatre company’s reimagined versio of Shakespeare’s history play will try to excavate the vulnerability of the king beneath the council car park

The Sherlock and Mr Selfridge star talks family breakdown and parental worries as she takes on her latest role as a devastated mother in Florian Zeller’s The Son at Kiln Theatre

Martin Sherman’s funny and profound take on the rapidly changing attitudes to homosexuality is blessed with a deeply moving central performance by Jonathan Hyde

Anne Washburn’s three hour probe into how theatre and the rest of the world should respond to Donald Trump is bold but unwieldy

Gloriously silly reworking of Moliere’s Tartuffe stutters with an inconsistent tone but comes good at the end to lampoon Britain’s crumbling social structures

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