Opening: Hurly Burly Show, Spiro's Shrew, The 8th & ScoopDate: 2 July 2012
Amongst the major London openings, in the West End and further afield, in this shortened bank holiday week are:
2 JULY 2012
Miss Polly Rae and her all-singing, all-dancing Hurly Burly girls return to the West End with a summer run at the Duchess Theatre. Until 22 September.
The Taming of the Shrew
4 JULY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 23 JUNE)
Olivier Award-winner Samantha Spiro plays the title role in Toby Frow's revival of Shakespeare controversial comedy at Shakespeare's Globe, where it runs in rep to 13 October.
Edward Hall's all-male Shakespeare company bring their productions of Henry V and The Winter's Tale to Hampstead Theatre, running in rep until 21 July.
5 JULY 2012
Paul Heaton and Che Walker's new musical The 8th comes to the Barbican Centre for one night only as part of a national tour.
The Scoop Festival
The Scoop Festival of free theatre returns to City Hall with a season of Greek classics - Orestes, Agamemenon and children's show The Trojan Horse. Until 5 August.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
6 JULY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 4 JULY)
Children's favourite The Tiger Who Came to Tea arrives at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue for another summer season. Until 2 September.