Crushed Shells and Mud (Southwark Playhouse)
Ben Musgrave's new play runs until 24 October
The Father (Wyndham's Theatre)
Kenneth Cranham gives a remarkable display of utter stillness, gravity and simmering rage
Richard III (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
By Ron Simpson
Blood is a major theme in Mark Rosenblatt's production
The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead (Everyman, Liverpool)
By Mandy Martinez
Nick Bagnall joins forces with award-winning poet Simon Armitage to revive a classic text
The Smallest Show on Earth (Mercury Theatre - Tour)
The 1957 film comedy becomes a new stage musical with classic songs by Irving Berlin
La Musica (Young Vic)
Maguerite Duras's play is an intricate study on love
Wars of the Roses (Rose Theatre Kingston)
Joely Richardson makes up a strong cast in Trevor Nunn's Shakespeare trilogy
Werther (English Touring Opera - tour)
ETO's up-close production sets Massenet's romance in a 1950s kitchen
Dark Tourism (Park Theatre)
By Holly Williams
Daniel Dingsdale's debut play shows potential
Pelléas et Mélisande (English Touring Opera - tour)
ETO's chamber version of Debussy's enigmatic opera gets most things right