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

OPENING MONDAY

Autumn Fire
5 MARCH 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 4 MARCH)

The Finborough Theatre stages a rare revival of TC Murray's 1924 Irish tragedy Autumn Fire, with a run on Sundays and Mondays until 19 March.

OPENING TUESDAY

We Hope That You're Happy (Why Would We Lie?)
6 MARCH 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 5 MARCH)

New theatre company Made in China present a "thrilling rollercoaster of a show about making sense of a mad world", at BAC until 24 March.

Waiting for Godot

Ian Brown directs an all-Black cast in Talawa Theatre Company's "groundbreaking production" of Samuel Beckett’s poetic masterpiece. It runs at the Albany Theatre until 10 March as part of a national tour.

OPENING WEDNESDAY

Farewell to the Theatre
(PREVIEWS FROM 1 MARCH)

Richard Nelson’s new play, centring on legendary actor-manager Harley Granville-Barker, premeires at Hampstead Theatre, directed by Roger Michell and running until 7 April 2012.

OPENING THURSDAY

Abigail's Party
8 MARCH 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 2 MARCH)

Jill Halfpenny stars in Lindsay Posner's new production of Mike Leigh’s seminal 1977 play at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

The Awkward Squad
(PREVIEWS FROM 6 MARCH)

Karin Young’s play The Awkward Squad transfers from the Customs House in South Shields to the Arts Theatre for a month-long run.

OPENING FRIDAY

Being Shakespeare
9 MARCH 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 8 MARCH)

Simon Callow reprises his performance in Jonathan Bate’s one-man play Being Shakespeare at Trafalgar Studios. Until 31 March 2012.

Going Dark

(PREVIEWS FROM 6 MARCH)

Following the acclaimed Kursk, Sound&Fury return to the Young Vic with Hattie Naylor’s Going Dark. Until 24 March.