Farinelli and the King (Duke of York's)
Claire van Kampen's play - starring husband Mark Rylance - transfers to the West End from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
The Barber of Seville (London Coliseum)
Jonathan Miller's sure-footed production of Rossini's comedy returns to ENO
Tipping the Velvet (Lyric, Hammersmith)
Laura Wade brings Sarah Waters' bestselling novel to the stage in a new adaptation, directed by Lyndsey Turner
The Glass Menagerie (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Ellen McDougall's production of Tennessee Williams's classic text explores a fragile fantasy world with no way out and nowhere to hide
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (London Coliseum)
English National Opera launches its season with Shostakovich's operatic shocker
Nell Gwynn (Shakespeare's Globe)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw gives a 'remarkable performance' as the Globe's summer season draws to a close
The Crucible (Royal Exchange, Manchester)
'Arthur Miller's most potent play remains as relevant as ever'
Hecuba (Swan, Stratford-Upon-Avon)
Eric Whyman's 'starkly classical and timeless production' opens in the Swan
Romeo and Juliet (Sheffield Crucible)
Jonathan Humphreys' production highlights the sexism in Shakespeare's tragedy
Henry V (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon)
Gregory Doran continues the journey through Shakespeare's History Plays, with Alex Hassell as Henry V