Roll up, roll up!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.