Birdland

Theatre highlights of the week: Bakersfield Mist opens and We Will Rock You closes

Sad times in the West End this week as one of the long runners takes its final bow

Critics split over Simon Stephens' Birdland

Andrew Scott stars in Stephens' new play directed by Carrie Cracknell which opened at the Royal Court earlier this week

Birdland (Royal Court)

Simon Stephens' new play about the life of a rock star in his prime is one of his best

Show Pics: Andrew Scott in Royal Court's Birdland

Simon Stephens' new play centring on an international rock star at the height of his fame opens at the Royal Court tomorrow

Theatre highlights of the week: Let the Right One In, Birdland and A View from the Bridge

Screen stars James Alexandrou, Andrew Scott and Mark Strong dominate the theatre highlights this week

Catherine Love: My top theatre picks for April

Catherine Love looks ahead at the best theatre on offer in the next month, both Off-West End and regionally

Simon Stephens: 'It's possibly the craziest year any playwright has ever had'

The prolific, multi award-winning, impossible to pin-down playwright Simon Stephens discusses the reopening of Curious Incident, reuniting with Andrew Scott and why Chekhov is a 'really big deal'

Nikki Amuka-Bird and Charlotte Randle join Andrew Scott in Royal Court's Birdland

Full casting has been announced for Carrie Cracknell's production of Simon Stephens' new play, which opens at the Royal Court in April