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Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill imagines an alternative queer history that suggests why the Birth of Venus artist might have thrown his own work on the Bonfire of The Vanities

Michael Frayn's meta-farce gets a finely honed frenetic revival that's a tonic of laughter in these trying times

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner shine as the struggling parents of a severely disabled child in a lacerating black comedy that will make you laugh and cry

Semi-autobiographical tale of 50s South Africa is full of self loathing but showcases the talents of Lucien Msamati and Hammed Animashaun

Muswell Hill actor Claire Skinner stars in a revival of the late Belsize Park playwright Peter Nichols' taboo busting drama about raising a severely disabled child

A seven course tasting menu and a poignant drama of loss and migration offer food for thought

Tracy-Ann Oberman gives a bravura performance as a single mum struggling to come to terms with her teenage son's horrific crime

The Seven Ages of Patience follows an 80 year old through turbulent times in the area and is performed by amateurs aged 11- to 77

A timely revival of Hampstead playwright David Hare's savaging of rail privatisation reminds us how profits and self serving politicians sacrificed transport safety

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's tale of a blood donor scandal in 90s China makes an ambitious thought-provoking start to new artistic director Roxana Silbert's regime at Hampstead

Brenda Kapowitz is living any parent's absolute worst nightmare. A single mother to Matthew and Jason, she's doing her best to maintain a career and hold her fragile family life together in the face of intense media scrutiny and a colossal feeling of guilt. Matthew is, after all, under house-arrest on suspicion of committing a heinous act.

Lucy Prebble's ambitious play uses puppetry, song and pitch dark humour to explore the poisoning of Muswell Hill whistleblower Alexander Litvinenko by Russian agents

Based on the fatal shooting af a black teen by a white policeman, Dael Orlandersmith performs her own devastating poetic monologues which spotlight the racism that divides and distorts America

Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan are at the top of their game as warring spouses trading jibes about Tory privilege

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a TV superstar (Fleabag, Killing Eve), a Star Wars standout, and the feminist saviour of James Bond. But never mind all that; theatre needs her back.

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