Theatre to watch in London and beyond

FT critics review the latest and best shows in the West End, across the capital and the UK

At London’s Park Theatre, a debut play tackles the Holocaust and Islamophobia with an exceptionally assured touch

Ishy Din’s new play revolves around a medium-sized taxi firm run by Pakistani immigrants

Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf are among the superstars brought back to life in Bernadette Robinson’s vivid performance

Jonathan O’Boyle’s production never quite overcomes the musical’s lack of focus

The season at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre goes back to the playwright’s beginnings

Based on the popular film series, this show starring Danny and Dani Dyer and Jo Brand is cheerily over the top

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Lavish spectacle, filthy humour and contemporary concerns mingle in the capital’s pantomimes

Lynn Nottage’s magnificent play at the Donmar Warehouse shows the personal cost of geopolitical shifts

Joe Hill-Gibbins sets Shakespeare’s Tragedy of King Richard the Second in a dimly lit metal box

Sharon D. Clarke is magnificent in the title role of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s musical

Danai Gurira’s drama in an electrifying staging at the Young Vic, London

Kathryn Hunter stars in a strong production of Shakespeare’s bleak, underrated drama at the Swan Theatre

This complex moral drama tackles a topical debate about remorse and retribution

Snowflake, Old Fire Station; The Messiah, The Other Palace; and Aladdin, Hackney Empire

Anthony Neilson’s new seasonal show is inspired by Poe’s tale

Trevor Nunn’s production bursts from the stage — but there’s a chill wind blowing, too

Terry Johnson has written a fine new Chekhov adaptation — but the staging is problematic

A production of Marlowe’s drama that makes excellent use of the intimate, candlelit space

The Game of Thrones star is well matched with Johnny Flynn in Sam Shepard’s classic play

The London pantomime season opens with this warm-hearted production

Joanna Murray-Smith’s drama explores the relationship between the author and her work

A thoughtful production at London’s Print Room raises questions about assisted dying, consciousness and identity

Patsy Ferran is glorious as the repressed daughter of a Mississippi pastor at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Oliver Chris’s verbatim drama struggles to reconcile fidelity to history with contemporary immediacy

Robert Hastie’s production fully, wonderfully gets the measure of the play

Anaïs Mitchell’s musical retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth opens in London

Pinter Three and Four feature fine performances from a cast that includes Lee Evans, Keith Allen and Tamsin Greig

David Threlfall and Rufus Hound are the stars of this playful, poignant RSC production

Everyone is in a hurry in Erica Whyman’s rough and volatile staging

Stephen Sharkey’s adaptation creates a rich mix of multicultural family life and music

debbie tucker green’s new piece balances contained anger with meticulous detail

Maisie Williams and Zach Wyatt bring touching freshness to their roles as troubled teenagers

Jim Broadbent and Phil Daniels star in this fabulistic new drama at London’s Bridge Theatre

Polly Findlay’s Royal Shakespeare Company production comes to the capital

A stylish staging of Sophie Treadwell’s groundbreaking 1928 play