WHERE? Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) RUNTIME: 65 minutes (no interval)
WHEN? 14/2 (matinee), runs to 21/3/20
Author E V Crowe is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme ‘super group’ and here tells the story of working mother Viv who loses a shoe on her way to work as an estate agent as her life begins to unravel.
Read on for reasons including how The IT Crowd‘s Parkinson needs to be at her most engaging here
WHERE? Piccadilly Theatre RUNTIME: 135 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)
WHEN? 17/2, press night 1/3 booking to 2/1/21
Perhaps the biggest surprises here are that it’s taken quite so long for the 1990 film romcom to reach the stage and that its music and lyrics would be co-written by middle-of-the-road rocker Bryan Adams.
Read on for reasons why Mac and Atkinson make an unlikely but endearing couple
WHERE? Old Vic RUNTIME: 130 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)
WHEN? 28/1/20, press night 5/2, runs to 28/3/20
Samuel Beckett’s bleak Endgame is preceded here by the author’s lighter short Rough For Theatre II in an attempt to sugar the pill for fans of Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe (pictured above right) who appears here.
Read on for reasons including more about the cast including Alan Cumming and Jane Horrocks
WHERE? Harold Pinter Theatre RUNTIME: 160 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)
WHEN? 14/1, press night 23/1 runs to 2/5/20
Six years after a brooding Olivier-nominated performance as John Proctor in the Old Vic’s production of The Crucible and Richard Armitage (pictured above in rehearsal) is back on the London stage in Conor McPherson’s re-imagining of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya
Read on for reasons including how Toby Jones is the comic highlight as Armitage goes topless