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The Com­edy about a Bank Rob­bery

A hi­lar­i­ous play about six in­com­pe­tent crooks des­per­ate to get hold of a di­a­mond, from the team be­hind The Play That Goes Wrong. Tue-Fri 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sun 3pm & 7pm. Tick­ets £20-£49.50. www.the­com­e­dyabouta­bankrob­bery.com. The Cri­te­rion The­atre, 218-223 Pic­cadilly, W1V 9LB. T: 0844-815 6131. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

The Cu­ri­ous In­ci­dent of the Dog in the Night-Time

A boy with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties in­ves­ti­gates a mys­tery in this award-win­ning play. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £18-£92.50. www.cu­ri­ous on­stage.com. Giel­gud The­atre, Shaftes­bury Av­enue, W1D 6AR. T: 0844-482 5130. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus/Le­ices­ter Square.

Death Takes a Hol­i­day

To 4 Mar: In Italy shortly af­ter World War I, Death dis­guises him­self as a hand­some prince in a bid to un­der­stand why life is so cher­ished and death so dreaded. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed 2.30pm; Sat 3pm. Tick­ets £17.50-£39.50. Char­ing Cross The­atre, The Arches, Vil­liers St, WC2N 6NL. T: 0844-493 0650. E8. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross.

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 1pm; Sun 1pm & 6pm. Tick­ets £59-£69. www.fault­y­tow­ers-uk.com. The Torquay Suite The­atre, Amba Ho­tel Char­ing Cross, Strand, WC2N 5HX. T: 0845-154 4145. E8. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross. Kingsway Hall Ho­tel, 66 Great Queen St, WC2B 5BX. D8. Sta­tion: Hol­born.

The Glass Me­nagerie

Fol­low­ing a Tony Award-nom­i­nated run on Broad­way, the award-win­ning di­rec­tor John Tif­fany re­vives Ten­nes­see Wil­liams’ clas­sic about a fam­ily strug­gling to sur­vive on hopes and dreams. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £19-£105. www.duke ofy­ork­sthe­atre.co.uk. Duke of York’s The­atre, 104 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4BG. T: 0844-871 7627. E8. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

From 24 Mar: A mid­dle-aged man con­fides in his friend that he has fallen in love with a goat. This dark com­edy ex­plores the lim­its a lib­eral so­ci­ety can be pushed to. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 3pm. Tick­ets £15-£95. www.trh.co.uk. The­atre Royal Hay­mar­ket, Hay­mar­ket, SW1Y 4HT. T: 020-7930 8800. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus. Andrew Scott makes his Almeida de­but in the ti­tle role of this Wil­liam Shake­speare clas­sic, along­side Juliet Steven­son as Gertrude. Mon-Sat 7pm; Wed & Sat 1.30pm. Tick­ets £10-£60. www.almeida.co.uk. Almeida The­atre, Almeida St, N1 1TA. T: 020-7359 4404. Off map. Sta­tion: High­bury & Is­ling­ton.

The Kite Run­ner

To 11 Mar: Based on Khaled Hos­seini’s best-sell­ing novel, this new play is set in Kabul, Afghanistan, dur­ing a kite com­pe­ti­tion just as the coun­try is on the verge of war. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £14.75-£91.75. www.del­font­mack­in­tosh.co.uk. Wyn­d­ham’s The­atre, Char­ing Cross Rd, WC2H 0DA. T: 0844-482 5120. E7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream

Dark fan­tasies and night­mar­ish vi­sions un­fold in this bold take on Shake­speare’s tale of love, be­trayal and de­sire. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £10-£36. www.youngvic.org. Young Vic, 66 The Cut, SE1 8LZ. T: 020-7922 2922. F9. Sta­tion: Water­loo.

The Miser

From 1 Mar: Molière’s far­ci­cal com­edy stars Griff Rhys Jones (p. 44). Check for times. Tick­ets £18.80-£102. www.gar­rick­the­atre.org. Gar­rick The­atre, 2 Char­ing Cross Rd, WC2H 0HH. T: 0844-482 9673. E7/8. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

The Mouse­trap

A mur­derer strikes at a party in Agatha Christie’s long-run­ning who­dun­nit. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Tue 3pm; Sat 4pm. Tick­ets £17.50-£67.50. www.the-mouse­trap. co.uk. St Martin’s The­atre, West St, WC2H 9NZ. T: 0844-499 1515. D7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

Othello Ham­let

The theme of jeal­ousy runs through Wil­liam Shake­speare’s tragedy about a man en­vi­ous of his com­man­der’s suc­cess and power. Check for times. Tick­ets £10-£62. Sam Wana­maker The­atre, Shake­speare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT. T: 020-7401 9919. E10. Sta­tion: Black­fri­ars.

The Play That Goes Wrong

Slap­stick com­edy about a drama so­ci­ety stag­ing a mur­der mys­tery. Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm; Sun 3pm & 7pm. Tick­ets £22-£67.50. www.the­p­lay that­goeswrong.com. Duchess The­atre, 3-5 Cather­ine St, WC2B 5LA. T: 0844-482 9672. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Rounde­lay

To 18 Mar: Vis­i­ble, a new com­pany for older per­form­ers, per­forms this cir­cus-slash-dances­lash-mu­sic show, which is in­spired by the scan­dalous play La Ronde/Reigen. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Tue & Sat 3pm. Tick­ets £12-£20. www.south­wark­play­house.co.uk. South­wark Play­house, 77-85 New­ing­ton Cause­way, SE1 6BD. T: 020-7407 0234. Off map. Sta­tion: Ele­phant and Cas­tle.

Step­ping Out

From 1 Mar: Ni­cola Stephen­son and An­gela Grif­fin are among the TV stars in this heart-warm­ing com­edy fol­low­ing a group of dancers en­ter­ing a char­ity gala (p. 40). Check for times. Tick­ets £24-£102. www.vaude­ville-the­atre.co.uk. Vaude­ville The­atre, 404 Strand, WC2R 0NH. T: 0330-333 4814. E8. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross/Covent Gar­den.

Travesties

Fol­low­ing a sell-out run at the Me­nier Choco­late Fac­tory, this re­vival of Tom Stop­pard’s war-time com­edy trans­fers to the West End. It fol­lows a diplo­mat liv­ing in Zurich dur­ing World War I. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £24.25-£102. www.apol­lothe­atrelon­don.co.uk. Apollo The­atre, 31 Shaftes­bury Av­enue, W1D 7EZ. T: 0844-871 3001. Off map. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

Ugly Lies the Bone

Hard-hit­ting play about the trauma of fight­ing on the front­line (p. 46). Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.15pm. Tick­ets £15-£50. www.na­tion­althe­atre.org.uk. Lyt­tel­ton The­atre, Na­tional The­atre, South Bank, SE1 9PX. T: 020-7452 3000. E8. Sta­tion: Water­loo.

The White Devil

An­nie Ryan’s dystopian reimag­in­ing of John Web­ster’s Ja­cobean tale. Check for times. Tick­ets £10-£62. www.shake­spear­es­globe.com. Sam Wana­maker The­atre, Shake­speare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT. T: 020-7401 9919. E10. Sta­tion: Black­fri­ars.

Who’s Afraid of Vir­ginia Woolf?

Ver­sion of the Broad­way hit star­ring Con­leth Hill and Imelda Staunton. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £10-£90. www.whosafraid­ofvir­ginia woolf.co.uk. Harold Pin­ter The­atre, Pan­ton St, SW1Y 4DN. T: 0844-871 7622. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

The Wo­man in Black

Spooky story about a lawyer who vis­its a re­mote house to set­tle af­fairs af­ter a wo­man’s death. Tue-Sat 8pm; Tue & Thur 3pm; Sat 4pm. Tick­ets £19.50-£49.50. www.the­wom­an­in­black.com. For­tune The­atre, Rus­sell St, WC2B 5HH. T: 0844-871 7626. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

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