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

OPENING TONIGHT

Sex with a Stranger
MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 1 FEBRUARY)

Russell Tovey and Jaime Winstone star in comedian Stefan Golaszewski’s new play, which premieres at Trafalgar Studios 2. Until 25 February.

OPENING TUESDAY

Master Class
7 FEBRUARY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 21 JANUARY)

Cagney and Lacey star Tyne Daly makes her West End debut as legendary opera soprano Maria Callas in Stephen Wadsworth’s revival of Terrence McNally’s Master Class, which transfers from Broadway to the Vaudeville Theatre.

The Devil and Mister Punch
(PREVIEWS FROM 2 FEBRUARY)

Improbable bring their unique take on the Punch and Judy saga to the Barbican Pit, for a run to 25 February. 

OPENING THURSDAY

Absent Friends
9 FEBRUARY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 26 JANUARY)

Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy of manners is revived at the Harold Pinter Theatre starring Kata Tointon, Reece Shearsmith and Katherine Parkinson.

Big Pants and Botox

Louise Roche’s one-woman show, about a woman celebrating her 50th birthday, is performed at the Arts Theatre by Rebecca Wheatley, running til 11 February as part of a national tour.

Mathematics of the Heart
(PREVIEWS FROM 3 FEBRUARY)

Kefi Chadwick’s play, an award-winner at last year’s Brighton Fringe, transfers to Theatre503 in Battersea for a run to 3 March.