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Opening: Sound of Music, Payne's Deep Water, Liola and West Side Story

While the Edinburgh Fringe continues, there's plenty happening in London this week with major openings at the Open Air Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre and elsewhere

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Michael Xavier and Charlotte Wakefield in <i>The Sound of Music</i>
Michael Xavier and Charlotte Wakefield in The Sound of Music
© Francis Loney

Opening Monday

The Sound of Music
5 August 2013
(Previews from 25 July)

Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical is revived at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, starring Charlotte Wakefield (read our interview) and Michael Xavier. Until 7 September - don't miss our Outing on 20 August!

Opening Tuesday

The Same Deep Water As Me
6 August 2013
(Previews from 1 August)

Nick Payne's new play premieres at the Donmar Warehouse, starring Nigel Lindsay and Daniel Mays (look out for our interview later today). Directed by John Crowley, it runs until 28 September 2013.

Opening Wednesday

Liola
7 August 2013
(Previews from 31 July)

Former artistic director Richard Eyre returns to the National Theatre to direct a revival of Pirandello's Italian-set inheritance drama.


Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens
(Previews from 1 August)

Former WhatsOnStage Award-winner Leanne Jones (Hairspray) heads the cast in this 'cult Sci-fi musical adventure' at Leicester Square Theatre. Until 15 September.

Opening Thursday

West Side Story
8 August 2013
(Previews from 7 August)

Joey McKneely's production of the classic dance musical, featuring Jerome Robbins' original choreography, returns to Sadler's Wells for a run to 22 September.


As Is
(Previews from 6 August)

The Finborough Theatre stages the first London production since the 1987 UK premiere of William M. Hoffman's AIDS-centred drama. Until 31 August.

Opening Friday

Home
9 August 2013
(Previews from 7 August)

Nadia Fall's new show at the NT Shed promises 'documentary theatre meets beatboxing, R&B and choreography to tell the stories of the Londoners who don't get heard'. Until 7 September.

Tags: Open Air TheatreThe Sound of MusicNational TheatreWest EndDonmar WarehouseNick PayneOff-West EndOpeningRichard EyreFinboroughCharlotte WakefieldWest Side StoryDaniel MaysLiolaThe Same Deep Water as MeLeanne Jones


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