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
Adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel about a boy with Asperger’s syndrome who uncovers more than expected when investigating a local mystery. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £18£92.50. www.curiousonstage.com. Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6AR. T: 0844-482 5130. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus/Leicester Square.
Don Juan in Soho
David Tennant stars in this West End premiere of the funny and filthy play written and directed by Patrick Marber. Loosely based on Molière’s tragicomedy Don Juan, this update transports the action to contemporary London. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £10-£75. www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk. Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0DA. T: 0844-482 5120. E7. Station: Leicester Square.
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
To 29 Apr: Tennessee Williams’ classic about a family struggling to survive. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £19-£105. www.dukeof yorkstheatre.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?
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; Sat 3pm; Thur 3pm from 13 Apr. Tickets £15-£95. www.trh.co.uk. Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, SW1Y 4HT. T: 0207930 8800. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
Fast-moving and farcical, this comedy was written by the French playwright Molière and first performed in 1668 in Paris. This new adaptation sees Griff Rhys Jones take the lead role as a stingy widower who is more concerned with money than he is with his children. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £29.25£99.50. 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 – it’s now in its 64th year. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Tue 3pm; Sat 4pm. Tickets £17.50-£67.50. www.the-mouse trap.co.uk. St Martin’s Theatre, West St, WC2H 9NZ. T: 0844-499 1515. D7. Station: Leicester Square.
To 22 Apr: The theme of jealousy runs through Shakespeare’s tragedy about a man envious of his commander’s success and power. The play sees Othello turn against his loving partner, Desdemona, after his spiteful colleague Iago manipulates him. Please 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.theplaythatgoes wrong.com. Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine St, WC2B 5 LA. T :0844-4829672. D 8. Station: Co vent Garden.
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
From 20 Apr: Chicago! A city of jazz and gangsters, prohibition and poverty. Among the murk of the Great Depression, there’s room for crook Arturo Ui (Lenry Henry) to make a name for himself. Based on a 1941 play by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht, it’s a satirical allegory of the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £10-£40. www.donmarwarehouse.com. Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham St, WC2H 9LX. T: 0844-871 7624. D8. Station: Covent Garden.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
To 29 Apr: Daniel Radcliffe stars as Rosencrantz in Tom Stoppard’s comical play (p. 12), 50 years after it premiered at The Old Vic. MonSat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £12-£65. www.oldvictheatre.com. The Old Vic, The Cut, SE1 8NB. T: 0844-871 7628. F9. Station: Waterloo.
To 29 Apr: Following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Tom Stoppard’s war-time comedy has transferred to the West End. It follows a diplomat living in Zurich during World War I. This revival is the first in more than 20 years. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £25£99.50. www.apollotheatrelondon.co.uk. Apollo Theatre, 31 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7ES. T: 0330333 4809. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
From 24 Apr: New York. A film studio. A young woman has an urgent story to tell. But here, people are products, movies are money and sex sells. And the rights to your life can be a dangerous commodity to exploit. Chilling contemporary satire directed by Lyndsey Turner. Please check for dates and times. Tickets £10-£39.50. www.almeida.co.uk. Almeida Theatre, Almeida St, N1 1TA. T: 020-7359 4404. Off map. Station: Highbury & Islington.
Ugly Lies the Bone
This European premiere is a funny and poignant play about the trauma of fighting on the frontline in Afghanistan. It is directed by Indhu Rubasingham, the artistic director of north London’s Tricycle Theatre, and written by Lindsey Ferrentino. Experimenting with a pioneering virtual-reality therapy, a female soldier builds a new world where she can escape her pain. Check for times. Tickets £15-£50. www.national theatre.org.uk. Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 9PX. T: 020-7452 3000. E8. Station: Waterloo.
From 6 Apr: An eerie lighthouse stands on the remote East Coast of America at the height of World War II. When Christopher’s father’s plane is shot down, he is sent to live there with an aunt he has never met and her mysterious Japanese housekeeper. Soon he begins to hear strange music seeping through the walls. Is his imagination getting the better of him, or are the ghosts warning him of real danger? Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £15-£39.50. www.theotherpalace. co.uk. The Other Palace, 12 Palace St, SW1E 5JA. T :0844-2642140. F 7. Station: Victoria.
The White Devil
To 16 Apr: In Annie Ryan’s dystopian reimagining of John Webster’s Jacobean tale, the flickering shadows of the candlelit playhouse reveal a nightmarish world of deceit and madness, where lust and desire breed murder. Cloaked in the half-light of the Italian court, the Duke of Brachiano murders his wife in order to possess another woman, triggering a cycle of brutality, deceit and insanity that shatters family bonds and moral codes. Check for times. Tickets £10-£62. www.shakespeares globe.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?
Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited new professor Nick and his wife Honey to their home on an American college campus for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows, the couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. Starring Olivier Award-winners Imelda Staunton ( Gypsy) and Conleth Hill (p. 12). Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £15-£90. www.whosafraid ofvirginiawoolf.co.uk. Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton St, SW1Y 4DN. T: 0844-871 7622. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
The Woman in Black
A spooky story adapted from Susan Hill’s novel, about a lawyer who visits a remote house to settle affairs after a woman’s death. Prepare to be scared! 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.