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

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

Transferred to London from Galway, Enda Walsh’s installation puts the audience centre stage

Katherine Kingsley excels in fantasy dinner party drama

Kani’s play about a white actor and his black carer reflects on modern South Africa at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

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Max Porter’s 2015 novel is brought to the stage by Enda Walsh in a moving production

Ella Road’s cautionary drama is set in an all-too-plausible future

With new music by Mark Knopfler, this stage adaptation of Bill Forsyth’s 1983 film is a delight

Mathematicians Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould star in a droll two-hander at the Barbican Pit, London

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

Informed but not constrained by contemporary psychology, the story retains a mythical quality here — a haunting sense of despair

This pioneering production is performed entirely by women of colour

With its gripping plot, a tart and social critique and a great central role, you can see why Nicholas Hytner brought this popular novel to the stage

Florian Zeller’s moving new play at London’s Kiln Theatre is a plea for better listening — and it’s agony to watch

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

Stephen Adly Guirgis’s drama of crime and redemption is revived in a powerful production

The TV sitcom adaptation at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket is a polite nostalgia-fest, but not for the era it depicts

An adaptation of Peter Strickland’s movie about a sound-effects artist opens in London

Blanche McIntyre’s production is a radical departure from the play we thought we knew

The playwright’s new drama at the Almeida Theatre, London is a sprawling and argumentative work

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

Nick Bagnall’s swift, compressed production of Christopher Marlowe’s play is good fun — but light on darkness

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

This spooky site-specific drama retells the story in the space where it was written

Terrific performances light up Martyna Majok’s drama at the Hampstead Theatre, London

Playwright Martin Crimp reworks a 1740 novel into a complex and sometimes opaque drama

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

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