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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.