Among this week's major London theatre openings, in the West End and further afield, are Fuerzabruta at the Roundhouse, Cirque du Soleil's Kooza, Somersaults at the Finborough Theatre, and more:

Opening Wednesday

2 January 2013
(Previews from 27 December)

The hit show that reopened the Roundhouse in 2006 returns for a limited run. Featuring visual effects that must be seen to be believed, it runs until 26 January 2013.

Opening Thursday

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
3 January 2013

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's modern fable is brought to life with Little Angel Theatre's puppets in a show directed by Kneehigh's Mike Shepherd. It runs at the BAC until 19 January 2013..

3 January 2013
(Previews from 2 January)

A new play exploring the role of language and how it defines who we are from playwright Iain Finlay Macleod. It runs at the Finborough Theatre until 26 January.

Opening Saturday

5 January 2013

Cirque du Soleil returns to the UK with Kooza, a show combining the two circus traditions of acrobatics and clowning. It runs at the Royal Albert Hall until 10 February.