Among this week's major London theatre openings, in the West End and further afield, are Michael Grandage's Peter and Alice, the Royal Court's The Low Road, the Almeida's Before the Party, and more:

Opening Monday

Peter and Alice
25 March 2013
(Previews from 9 March)

Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw star in John Logan's play detailing the time when the original Alice in Wonderland, Alice Liddell Hargreaves, came face to face with the original Peter Pan, Peter Llewelyn Davies. It runs at the Noel Coward Theatre until 1 June. 


A Class Act
25 March 2013
(Previews from 20 March)

Providing a behind-the-scenes look of how a musical is created, A Class Act tells the story of Tony award-winning lyricist Edward Kleban. It runs at the Landor Theatre until 13 April.

Opening Wednesday

The Low Road
27 March 2013
(Previews from 23 March)

Bruce Norris' play is described as "a fable of free market economics and cut-throat capitalism". Directed by Dominic Cooke, cast includes Elizabeth Berrington, Simon Paisley Day and Bill Paterson. It runs at the Royal Court until 11 May.

Opening Thursday

Before the Party
28 March 2013
(Previews from 21 March)

Based on a short story by Somerset Maugham, Rodney Ackland's play is a portrayal of the upper middle classes adjusting to post-war life. It runs at the Almeida Theatre until 11 May.


I Didn't Always Live Here
28 March 2013
(Previews from 26 March)

A journey into the forgotten lives of the dispossessed and elderly, Stewart Conn's play runs at the Finborough Theatre until 20 April.

Opening Sunday

The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution
31 March 2013

The world premiere of Caryl Churchill's 1972 play gives a "forensic insight into the adjustment of morality for the sake of conscience". It runs at the Finborough Theatre until 16 April.