Opening: Soho Giovanni, NYT Tunnels & South PacificDate: 22 August 2011
Amongst the major London openings, in the West End and further afield, this week are:
OPENING TONIGHT, Monday 22 August 2011 (previews from 11 August), following its Olivier and Whatsonstage.com Award-winning La boheme, OperaUpClose returns to Soho Theatre with its new modern, English-language version of Mozartís Don Giovanni, in a limited season to 17 September.
ALSO TONIGHT (previews from 19 August), the National Youth Theatre launches a season at the Old Vic Tunnels, Waterloo with Our Days of Rage, comprising 9/11 responses written by young people, continuing until 15 September.
OPENING TUESDAY, 23 August 2011 (previews from 15 August), the Lincoln Centerís Tony Award-winning revival of Rodgers and Hammersteinís South Pacific opens at the Barbican Theatre ahead of a UK tour, starring Samantha Womack and Paulo Szot.
OPENING TUESDAY, the White Bear in Kennington plays host to a new production of Arthur Schnitzlerís sexual carousel La Ronde, with in a new translation by Lukas Raphael. Until 4 September.
OPENING WEDNESDAY, Batman Live arrives at the O2 Arena as part of a world tour. Billed as ďa multi-million pound stage production of unprecedented scale and a must-see for families and Batman fans everywhereĒ, it continues until 4 September.
OPENING THURSDAY, 25 August 2011 (previews from 23 August), Halcyon Days, written and directed by Japanís Shoji Kokami, gets its English-language premiere at Riverside Studios, running until 18 September.
ALSO ON THURSDAY, The Company Youth Music Theatreís revival of Jerry Herman's Broadway classic Mack and Mabel arrives at Greenwich Theatre for a run to 27 August.