Opening: Bollywood, Boom!, Pandora & ShrunkDate: 17 May 2010
Amongst the major London openings - in the West End and further afield - this week are:
OPENING WEDNESDAY, 19 May 2010, Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram’s classic children’s tales Guess How Much I Love You are brought to life by David Wood at the Rose Theatre, Kingston. It continues until 23 May, as part of a national tour.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY, The Merchants of Bollywood charts the history of the world’s largest and most prolific film industry at the Peacock Theatre. Featuring a cast of 40 performers, the show is a "riot of swirling colours, high-energy music and sensational dance scenes", choreographed by one of Bollywood's top young choreographers, Vaibhavi Merchant. Until 5 June.
OPENING THURSDAY, 20 May 2010 (previews from 18 May), Jonathan Larson's multi award-winning musical Tick... Tick... Boom!, about a young composer on the brink of turning 30 and falling into oblivion, is revived at the Union Theatre, with a three-strong cast of [Leanne Jones (Hairspray), Ashley Campbell and Adam Ryhs-Davies. Until 5 June.
ALSO ON THURSDAY, direct from New York and presented in association with Johannesburg’s Market Theatre, the body puppet-based show Elephant makes its London debut at Greenwich Theatre.
ALSO ON THURSDAY (previews from 18 May), Napoleon Noir, a new play by Marcus Heath exploring the life of Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L'Overture and featuring the Mighty Zulu Nation Dancers, premieres at Lost Theatre in Wandsworth, continuing for a three-week run.
ALSO ON FRIDAY, Shrunk, a darkly comic two-hander examining the responsibility of the psychoanalyst and therapeutic accountability written by Olivier Award-winner Charlotte Eilenberg (The Lucky Ones) opens at the Cock Tavern Theatre, running until 12 June 2010.