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Ladies and gentle­men, girls and boys, put your hands to­gether for Lon­don Won­der­ground (from 5 May; p. 53). Now in its fourth year, the mir­rored tent – an orig­i­nal 1920s Par­adiso Spiegel­tent – has cir­cus and cabaret shows. There’s also a spin­ning fair­ground ride and food and drink stalls with fur­ni­ture made from a carousel and dodgem cars. Chil­dren can en­joy dis­cos and magic shows, and other pro­duc­tions range from bur­lesque in Between theSheets (from 12 May) to im­pres­sions in NightofOneHun­dredVoices (14 May).

Mrs Hen­der­son Presents

It’s 1937 in Lon­don. A wid­ower in­her­its a run-down cinema and turns it into a the­atre with strip­ping acts. Mon & Wed-Sat 7.30pm; Wed, Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £10-£145. www.del­font­mack­in­tosh. co.uk. Noël Cow­ard The­atre, 85-88 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4AU. T: 0844- 482 5141. E7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

The Phan­tom of the Opera

Long-run­ning Gothic drama in which a mys­te­ri­ous masked man haunts the Paris Opera House. MonSat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £21.50-£95. www.thep­han­to­mofthe­opera.com. Her Majesty’s The­atre, 57 Hay­mar­ket, SW1Y 4QL. T: 0844- 412 2707. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

Pro­tein

To 7 May: Four vo­cal­ists and four dancers in­vite you to sit at a ta­ble be­fore of­fer­ing a tast­ing menu in this phys­i­cal piece. All sound is per­formed a cap­pella. 7pm & 9pm. Adult £18; child £12. www.the­p­lace.org.uk. The Place, 17 Duke’s Rd, WC1H 9PY. T: 020-7121 1100. C7. Sta­tion: Eus­ton.

Show Boat

It’s full steam ahead in this mu­si­cal about a show boat on the Mis­sis­sippi in the 1800s. It fea­tures Ol’ Man River, Make Be­lieve and Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man. Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Wed, Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £19.50-£99. www.show­boat­mu­si­cal.co.uk. New Lon­don The­atre, Drury Lane, WC2B 5PW. T: 0844412 4654. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den/Hol­born.

The Soho Bur­lesque Club

7, 14, 21 & 28 May: Miss Polly Rae – win­ner of Best Bur­lesque Star at the Lon­don Cabaret Awards 2015 – in­vites you into her boudoir. 11pm. Tick­ets from £15. www.hip­po­drome­casino.com. Cran­bourn St, off Le­ices­ter Square, WC2H 7JH. T: 020-7769 8888. E7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

Stomp

An award-win­ning fu­sion of the­atre, dance, com­edy and rhyth­mic per­cus­sion. Mon & Thur-Sat 8pm; Thur & Sat-Sun 3pm; Sun 6pm. Tick­ets £26-£67.50. www.stom­plon­don.co.uk. Am­bas­sadors The­atre, West St, WC2H 9ND. T: 020-7395 5405. D7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

Sunny Af­ter­noon

Mu­si­cal about the rise to star­dom of The Kinks, with mu­sic and lyrics by Ray Davies. From 2 May: Mon & Wed-Sat 7.30pm; Wed, Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £15-£125. www.sun­nyafter­noon­the­mu­si­cal. com. Harold Pin­ter The­atre, Pan­ton St, SW1Y 4DN. T: 0844-871 7622. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

Sun­set Boule­vard

To 7 May: This An­drew Lloyd Web­ber mu­si­cal stars Glenn Close as a fad­ing silent film ac­tress who has a sec­ond chance at fame. 2-7 May 7.30pm; 4 & 7 May 2.30pm. Tick­ets £75-£150. www.eno.org. Lon­don Coli­seum, 33 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4ES. T: 020-7845 9300. E8. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross.

The War of the Worlds

Jeff Wayne con­ducts this mu­si­cal’s score based on the al­bum he penned, which was in­spired by HG Wells’ iconic sci-fi novel. Spe­cial ef­fects in­clude a 3D holo­gram of Liam Nee­son as The Jour­nal­ist. Mon-Sat 7.45pm; Thur & Sat 3pm. Tick­ets £20-£99. www.do­min­ionthe­atre.com. Do­min­ion The­atre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Rd, W1T 7AQ. T: 0845200 7982. D7. Sta­tion: Tottenham Court Road.

Wicked the Mu­si­cal

The bril­liant back story of the witches of Oz fea­tures the hit tunes De­fy­ing Grav­ity and Pop­u­lar. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £17.50-£125. www.wickedthe­mu­si­cal.co.uk. Apollo Vic­to­ria The­atre, 17 Wil­ton Rd, SW1V 1LG. T: 0844- 871 3001. F7. Sta­tion: Vic­to­ria.

The Care­taker

To 14 May: Ti­mothy Spall stars in Harold Pin­ter’s dark com­edy about a men­tally ill man who in­vites a grumpy tramp to stay at his brother’s flat. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £12-£60. www.old victhe­atre.com. The Old Vic, The Cut, SE1 8NB. T: 0844- 871 7628. F8. Sta­tion: Water­loo.

The Cu­ri­ous In­ci­dent of the Dog in the Night-Time

Adap­ta­tion of Mark Had­don’s novel about a boy with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties who un­cov­ers more than ex­pected while in­ves­ti­gat­ing a lo­cal mys­tery. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £18£90. www.cu­ri­ouson­stage.com. Giel­gud The­atre, Shaftes­bury Av­enue, W1D 6AR. T: 0844- 482 5130. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus/Le­ices­ter Square.

Cut­tin’ It

Thought-pro­vok­ing, topi­cal play about fe­male gen­i­tal mu­ti­la­tion in the UK. Mon-Sat 7.45pm (not 30 May); Wed & Sat 2.45pm (not 21, 25 & 28 May). Tick­ets £10-£25. www.youngvic.org. Young Vic, The Cut, SE1 8LZ. T: 020-7922 2922. F8. Sta­tion: Water­loo.

El­egy

A dis­turb­ing play set in an imag­i­nary dystopian fu­ture, when ev­ery act of hu­man be­hav­iour is cat­a­logued, mapped, de­coded and un­der­stood. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm (please call to check). Tick­ets £ 7.50-£37.50. www.don­mar ware­house.com. Don­mar Ware­house, 41 Earl­ham St, WC2H 9LX. T: 0844871 7624. E8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Fal­staff

23, 26, 27 & 28 May: Sir John Fal­staff spends his days in his lo­cal pub con­ning his mates into emp­ty­ing their wal­lets to feed his in­sa­tiable ap­petite. But when John tries to se­duce two ladies, they have other ideas. 7.30pm. Tick­ets £23. www.wiltons.org.uk. Wil­ton’s Mu­sic Hall, 1 Graces Al­ley, E1 8JB. T: 020-7702 2789. Off map. Sta­tion: Tower Hill.

Faulty Tow­ers: The Din­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence

Seven­ties-style din­ing and in­ter­ac­tive com­edy com­bine in this the­atri­cal ex­pe­ri­ence based on the cult TV com­edy. Thur-Sat 7pm; Sat-Sun 1pm; Sun 6pm. 1 May tick­ets £52-£59; from 6 May tick­ets £55-£64. www.fault­y­tow­ers-uk.com. The Torquay Suite The­atre, Amba Ho­tel Char­ing Cross, Strand, WC2N 5HX. T: 0845-154 4145. E8. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross.

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