Top 5 theatre openings this week: 25 April - 1 May
Show Boat sails into London and the Donmar presents a new Nick Payne play in this week's top picks
English Touring Theatre announce first staged Brideshead Revisited
Evelyn Waugh's classic novel has been adapted by Bryony Lavery
Chichester Festival Theatre announces winter 2015 season
Dame Penelope Keith will appear in a one-woman show by Anton Burge
Michael Coveney: Are books taking over the stage, and does it matter?
To mark World Book Day, our chief critic reflects on the influence of literature on contemporary theatre
David Edgar to lead discussion of playwriting at Oxford University
Edgar will take up the post of visiting professor of drama studies
Arthur Darvill leads National Theatre's Treasure Island
Production images have been released of Polly Findlay's production of the classic pirate tale
Queen Coal (Studio Theatre)
By Ruth Kilner
The transformation of Sheffield theatres' Studio for Bryony Lavery's new play on the miners strike creates an "intriguing sensory experience"