Amongst the major London openings, in the West End and further afield, this week are:

OPENING TUESDAY

The Recruiting Officer
14 FEBRUARY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 9 FEBRUARY)

Josie Rourke begins her tenure as artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse with an all-star revival of The Recruiting Officer, featuring Nancy Carroll, Mackenzie Crook, Mark Gatiss and Rachael Stirling. Until 14 April.

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain

Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain, based on Terry Deary’s bestselling book series, comes to the Garrick Theatre for a limited daytime run. 

Fitzrovia Radio Hour

The Off-West End and Edinburgh hit begins a month of Tuesday evenings at the Ambassadors Theatre.

What the World Needs Now... The Music of Burt Bacharach

This one-off concert celebrates the legendary composer at Cadogan Hall.

OPENING WEDNESDAY


Singin' in the Rain
15 FEBRUARY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 4 FEBRUARY)

Following a sell-out summer in Chichester, Singin’ in the Rain, adapted from the classic MGM film, transfers to the Palace Theatre starring Adam Cooper and Scarlett Strallen in the roles immortalised by Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.

Island

Nicky Singer’s new children’s show, about a boy holidaying in the Arctic, opens in the National’s Cottesloe, where it continues to 25 February.

A Few Man Fridays
(PREVIEWS FROM 10 FEBRUARY)

Cardboard Citizens presents their latest production, written and directed by the company's artistic director Adrian Jackson, at Riverside Studios.

OPENING THURSDAY

A Midsummer Night's Dream

16 FEBRUARY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 9 FEBRUARY)

Filter mark their tenth anniversary as a company with a new staging of Shakespeare's perennially popular comedy at the Lyric Hammersmith.

OPENING FRIDAY

Patience
17 FEBRUARY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 15 FEBRUARY)

Following the Whatsonstage.com Award-winning Pirates of Penzance and Iolanthe, the Union Theatre continues its all-male interpretations of Gilbert & Sullivan classics with Patience.

ON SUNDAY

Whatsonstage.com Awards Concert 2012
19 FEBRUARY 2012

The winners of the 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards are announced during a star-studded concert at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre, hosted by Alan Davies, Jenny Eclair and Sheridan Smith.