Fenella Woolgar plays the young Margaret Thatcher in Moira Buffini's play Handbagged, which opens at the Tricycle Theatre this week. Woolgar, whose stage credits include Motortown and Circle Mirror Transformation, recently won the Clarence Derwent Award for her role in Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic last year.
Rosalie Craig plays the title role in Tori Amos' hotly anticipated - and frequently postponed - new musical The Light Princess, which is currently in previews at the NT Olivier ahead of opening on 9 October
E V Crowe's new play Virgin premieres at Watford Palace Theatre this week (26 September) as part of the venue's Ideal World season, exploring the impact of digital technology
Owain Arthur returns to play Francis Henshall in the West End production of One Man, Two Guvnors this week (from 23 September 2013)
Actress Louise Brealey, known for her role as Molly in Sherlock, is currently appearing in Rory Kinnear's debut play The Herd at the Bush Theatre, which runs until 26 October. The National Youth Theatre's production of her first play Pope Joan has just completed its run
Julia Hills is about to star in Susan Glaspell's 1943 play Springs Eternal at the Orange Tree Theatre, which opens on Friday. Forming part of artistic director Sam Walter's final season, it runs until 19 October. Hill's TV credits include 2 Point 4 Children and her stage credits include King Lear, The Glass Menagerie and Calendar Girls