Amongst the major London openings this week are:

OPENING WEDNESDAY, 5 January 2011 (previews from 3 Janury), Kate Glover’s new play Judenfrei, exploring the lives of two promising young Jewish lawyers in 1930s Berlin who became victims of Hitler’s 1933 act barring Jews from practicing law, opens at the New End Theatre, where it continues to 30 January.

ALSO ON WEDNESDAY, Kieran Lynn’s Pushing up Poppies, a dark comedy set in the trenches of the First World War, premieres with a four-night run at Theatre503 in Battersea.


OPENING THURSDAY, 6 January 2011 (previews from 4 January), Graham Greene’s controversial play The Potting Shed, unseen in London since 1971, returns to the Finborough Theatre for an extended run to 29 January. Directed by Svetlana Dimcovic, it runs as part of RediscoveriesUK, a three month season of rediscovered homegrown plays.


OPENING FRIDAY, 7 Janury 2011 (previews from 5 January), TheatreDelicatessen presents an all-female staging of Ibsen’s A Doll's House, “challenging the perception that women and men are now equal in society”. Directed by Frances Loy (Mercury Fur), it runs until 5 February at the company’s pop up venue in Picton Place.