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

New artistic director Michelle Terry’s approach brings gains and losses to these two plays

Alfred Molina is outstanding as Mark Rothko in this magnificently staged drama about the artist

Relationships rather than events are at the heart of Barney Norris’s drama

Freddie Fox excels in Oscar Wilde’s play sharp critique of social hypocrisy and ethical charade

Joe Penhall’s play investigates power and paradoxes in the pop music industry

Erica Whyman’s intriguing staging at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre highlights contemporary issues

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Although beautifully sung and played, this revived 1986 musical lacks a dramatic core

A fluid, enjoyable production of actor Natasha Gordon’s first play

Anthony Neilson’s new drama is a playful examination of liberal male guilt

Rodney Ackland’s unsparing portrait of a Soho nightclub in 1945 is given a masterly revival