Among this week's major London theatre openings, in the West End and further afield, are So Great A Crime at the Finborough Theatre, Rime of the Ancient Mariner starring Fiona Shaw, the English National Ballet's Sleeping Beauty, and more:
So Great A Crime tells the story of Sir Hector MacDonald who rose from humble beginnings as a crofter's son through the ranks of the British Army to become a knight of the realm. It runs at the Finborough Theatre until 22 January.
Top Story 7 January 2013 (Previews from 5 January) A new comedy imagining The End of the World not as a disaster movie, but as experienced by two young men from the comfort of their living room sofa. It runs at the Old Vic Tunnels until 2 February.
Albert Camus' play featuring darkly absurd and tragic consequences comes to the King's Head Theatre. It runs until 2 February.
Impotent 10 January 2013 (Previews from 8 January) A darkly comic drama set in the glamorous world of a Market Harborough Genito-Urinary Medicine Department. Starring Helena Blackman, it runs at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre until 26 January.
Fair Em 10 January 2013 (Previews from 8 January) A play which some people think was written in collaboration with Shakespeare, Fair Em runs at the Union Theatre until 9 February.