The stand-up comedian and actress Miranda Hart is making her West End theatre debut in Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre. Hart, the star of TV’s Miranda and Call the Midwife, plays Miss Hannigan, the cold-hearted manager of the orphanage in which Annie lives. Set in 1930s New York during the Great Depression, it follows little Annie, who can’t believe her luck when billionaire Oliver Warbucks picks her to spend Christmas at his home. But will Miss Hannigan ruin everything? The 1977 Broadway musical won seven Tony Awards, and was turned into a hit film in 1982, starring the curly redhead Aileen Quinn. It features classic tunes such as It’s a Hard Knock Life, Tomorrow and Easy Street.
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 £23-£125. www.thephantomoftheopera.com. Her Majesty’s Theatre, 57 Haymarket, SW1Y 4QL. T: 0844-412 2707. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
The Quentin Dentin Show
From 20 Jun: Rock musical where Keith and Nat accidentally summon a supernatural therapist from their radio, with hilarious results. Please check for times. Tickets £16-£18. www.tristanbatestheatre. co.uk. Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower St, WC2H 9NP. T: 020-3841 6611. D8. Station: Covent Garden.
School of Rock: The Musical
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage show about a rock musician who poses as a teacher. Mon, Wed-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm; Sun 3pm. Tickets £15-£99.50. www.schoolofrockthemusical.com. New London Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, WC2B 5PF. T: 020-7452 3000. D8. Station: Covent Garden.
To 17 Jun: This follows a group of dancers entering a gala. Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Wed, Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £20-£102. www.vaudeville-theatre.co.uk. Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, WC2R 0NH. T: 0330-333 4814. E8. Station: Charing Cross/Covent Garden.
An award-winning fusion of theatre, dance, comedy and rhythmic percussion. Mon & Thur-Sat 8pm; Thur & Sat-Sun 3pm; Sun 6pm; occasional Weds. Tickets £26-£57.50. www.stomplondon.co.uk. Ambassadors Theatre, West St, WC2H 9ND. T: 020-7395 5405. D7. Station: Leicester Square.
Songs and dance celebrate Michael Jackson’s career. Tue-Fri 7.30pm; Sat 4pm & 8pm; Sun 3.30pm & 7.30pm. Tickets £42-£88.00. www.thrillerlive.com. Lyric, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7ES. T: 0844- 482 9674. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
The brilliant back story of the witches of Oz with the hit tune Defying Gravity. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £21.75-£125. www.wickedthemusical. co.uk. Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Rd, SW1V 1LG. T: 0844-871 3001. F7. Station: Victoria.
The Wind in the Willows
From 16 Jun: The children’s novel is brought to life in this stage show (below). Mon 7pm; Tue-Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Tickets £15-£125. www.windinthewillowsthemusical.com. London Palladium, Argyll St, W1F 7TF. T: 0844- 412 2704. D7. Station: Oxford Circus.
PLAYS The Comedy about a Bank Robbery
Six incompetent crooks are desperate to get hold of a diamond. Please check for times. Tickets £21.25£73.75. www.thecomedyaboutabankrobbery.com. The Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, W1V 9LB. T: 0844-815 6131. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
During the Industrial Revolution, dishonest Mary (Anne-Marie Duff) tries to win back her old home. Check for times. Tickets £15-£50. www.national theatre.org.uk. National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 9PX. T: 020-7452 3000. E8. Station: Waterloo.
Don Juan in Soho
To 10 Jun: Bawdy play based on Molière’s tragicomedy, starring David Tennant as the debauched protagonist. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £44.75-£125. www.delfont mackintosh.co.uk. Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0DA. T: 0844-482 5120. E7. Station: Leicester Square.
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
To 24 Jun: In Edward Albee’s darkly comic play, architect Martin (Damian Lewis) admits that he has fallen in love with a goat. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 3pm. Tickets £15-£99. www.trh. co.uk. Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, SW1Y 4HT. T: 020-7930 8800. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
From 9 Jun: Andrew Scott ( Sherlock) stars as the Danish Prince in this drama produced by the acclaimed creative team behind 1984. Please check for times. Tickets £10-£90. www.atgtickets.com. Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton St, SW1Y 4DN. T: 0844-871 7622. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
To 24 Jun: On Robben Island, two inmates prepare to perform Antigone in front of prisoners and guards. Please check for times. Tickets £16-£20. www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk. Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 6BD. T: 020-7407 0234. Off map. Station: Elephant and Castle.
Love in Idleness
In the 1940s, idealistic Michael returns home to discover his widowed mother is having an affair with a cabinet minister. Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2pm. Tickets £25-£71.90. www.apollotheatrelondon.co.uk. Apollo Theatre, 31 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7ES. T: 0330-333 4809. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
A murderer strikes at a party in Agatha Christie’s long-running whodunnit. Please check for times and prices. www.the-mousetrap.co.uk. St Martin’s Theatre, West St, WC2H 9NZ. T: 0844-499 1515. D7. Station: Leicester Square.
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
An uplifting, funny story about six Catholic choir girls from Oban who are let loose in Edinburgh for a day. Please check for times. Tickets £20-£85. www.dukeofyorkstheatre.co.uk. Duke of York’s Theatre, 104 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4BG. T: 0844871 7627. E8. Station: Leicester Square.
The Play That Goes Wrong
Slapstick comedy about a drama society staging a murder mystery. Please check for times. Tickets £22£67.50. www.theplaythatgoeswrong.com. Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine St, WC2B 5LA. T: 0844-482 9672. D8. Station: Covent Garden.
From 30 Jun: Depicting the dramas when Princess Anne becomes Queen (p. 50). Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £15-£95. www.trh.co.uk. Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, SW1Y 4HT. T: 020-7930 8800. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
To 17 Jun: In Chicago during the Great Depression, Arturo Ui (Lenny Henry) tries to make a name for himself, using plenty of bribery and corruption. 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.
To 10 Jun: Set in a New York film studio, a young woman has an urgent story to tell.Please check for times. Tickets £10-£39.50. www.almeida.co.uk. Almeida Theatre, Almeida St, N1 1TA. T: 020-7359 4404. Off map. Station: Highbury & Islington.
Tristan and Yseult
13-24 Jun: Cornish King Mark is at war, but he hasn’t counted on falling in love with his enemy’s sister. Please check for times. Tickets £5-£45. www.shakespearesglobe.com. Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT. T: 020-7401 9919. E10. Station: Blackfriars.
Viola is separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck, and disguises herself as a boy to go into the service of the Duke Orsino, in Shakespeare’s comedy drama. Please check for times. Tickets £5£45. Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT. T: 020-7401 9919. E10. Station: Blackfriars.
Ugly Lies the Bone
To 6 Jun: Follows a soldier scarred from Afghanistan. 5-6 Jun 7.30pm & 6 Jun 2.15pm. Tickets £15-£45. www.nationaltheatre.org.uk. Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 9PX. T: 020-7452 3000. E8. Station: Waterloo.
The Woman in Black
A spooky story adapted from Susan Hill’s novel, where a lawyer visits a remote house to settle affairs after a woman’s death. Tue-Sat 8pm; Tue & Thur 3pm;
Sat 4pm. Tickets £19.50-£60. www.the womaninblack. com. Fortune Theatre, Russell St, WC2B 5HH. T: 0844-871 7626. D8. Station: Covent Garden.
To 24 Jun: In Berlin, during the Cold War, a soldier (John Boyega) and his lover are trying to build a better future. Check for times. Tickets £12-£60. www.oldvictheatre.com. The Old Vic, The Cut, SE1 8NB. T: 0844-871 7628. F9. Station: Waterloo.