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

Superb performances and comic timing in Noël Coward’s bittersweet takedown of fame

Gwendoline Christie in a joyous, immersive take on Shakespeare; time-travelling twist on Ibsen; Victorian women come out fighting

Githa Sowerby’s drama has drawn comparisons with Ibsen and Shaw, but she brings sharp humour and quiet empathy to the task

The play pulses with humanity and rage at London’s Theatre Royal, Stratford East

Theatre-going becomes hi-tech surveillance in Ella Hickson’s drama, set in 1968 East Germany

Selina Thompson’s salt. and Anchuli Felicia King’s White Pearl continue the theatre’s tradition of pioneering new drama

More from this Series

Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V are performed by a versatile cast, led by Sarah Amankwah’s charismatic Hal

A production at London’s Young Vic that finds fresh meaning in Arthur Miller’s play

This Restoration comedy is hilariously frank, but problematic

The playwright’s problematic response to Thomas Hardy’s novel has its world premiere at the Hampstead Theatre, London

Ibsen’s drama is given sharp contemporary relevance in this staging

Andrea Levy’s novel of arrivals and departures becomes a sweeping romance

The musical based on Don Quixote comes to the West End for the first time in half a century

The Vaudeville Theatre staged the first ever baby-friendly performance in the West End this week

Bill Pullman and Sally Field star in a production that reminds us why Arthur Miller’s questions about moral compromise still resonate today

Heather Agyepong is the star of this adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s young adult novel

Duff excels in Josie Rourke’s London revival of the classic 1966 musical

Rebecca Frecknall’s staging of Chekhov’s play creates a mood of drifting strangeness

Maggie Smith plays Joseph Goebbels’ former secretary in this chilling one-woman show

Katherine Kingsley excels in fantasy dinner party drama

The performances at London’s National Theatre are largely flawless, though the play has its problems

Headlong production fails to light up £18.8m restored space

The final production of London’s magnificent Pinter at the Pinter season digs deep into ideas of identity, need and certainty

At London’s Trafalgar Studio 1, Joshua Harmon’s play sets out to examine of the difficulties of liberalism

Bouncy tunes and a strong narrative propel this musical set in a diner

Dominic Cooke’s production combines rousing musical numbers with an expertly conjured atmosphere

The story of airline passengers stranded by the September 11 attacks makes an uplifting show

New songs by singer enliven reworked story of office sexism and revenge at Savoy Theatre, London

Anderson plays the star usurped by Lily James’s Eve in Ivo van Hove’s video-heavy production