Among this week's major London theatre openings, in the West End and further afield, are the National Theatre's Strange Interlude and Mission Drift, West End Men at the Vaudeville and the Young Vic's Trash Cuisine:

Opening Monday

West End Men
3 June 2013

Lee Mead, Matt Willis, Glenn Carter, David Thaxton and Stephen Rahman-Hughes lead a musical theatre showcase with some of the best-loved songs of all time. It runs at the Vaudeville Theatre until 22 June. 

Opening Tuesday

Strange Interlude
4 June 2013
(Previews from 28 May)

Following a World War One widow desperately trying to re-build her life, this Eugene O'Neil American classic runs at the Lyttelton Theatre until 12 August 2013

Opening Wednesday

Trash Cuisine
5 June 2013
(Previews from 30 May)

In a world in which 95 countries still have the death penalty, the Belarus Free Theatre Company present darkly comic true stories about people affected by capital punishment. It runs at the Young Vic until 15 June.


Rutherford and Son
5 June  2013
(Previews from 4 June)

Jonathan Miller directs this play focusing on the attempts to uphold culture and tradition in the face of family rebellion. It runs at the St.James Theatre until 29 June.

Opening Thursday

Happy New
6 May 2013
(Previews from 4 June)

Following the media attention and aftermath upon discovering two children raised in Australia by chickens, the play is directed by Robert Shaw and runs at the Trafalgar Studios 2 until 29 June 2013.


Dances of Death
(Previews from 30 May)

Howard Brenton's new adaptation of Strindberg's play in two parts opens at the Gate Theatre, starring Michael Pennington and Linda Marlowe as an aging couple locked in a bitter marriage on an isolated island.

Opening Friday

Mission Drift
7 June 2013

Using National Theatre's new temporary space The Shed, the play travels through the states trying to discover the character of American capitalism, it runs until 28 June 2013.