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

OPENING MONDAY

Making Noise Quietly
23 APRIL 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 19 APRIL)

Robert Holman's trilogy of short plays examining the devastating effects of war is revived at the Donmar Warehouse by director Peter Gill.

Written on the Heart
(PREVIEWS FROM 19 APRIL)

The RSC transfers its production of David Edgar's new play, about the creation of the King James Bible, to the West End's Duchess Theatre.

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The Chair Plays
(PREVIEWS FROM 19 APRIL)

Following its acclaimed revival of Saved last year, the Lyric Hammersmith presents the premiere of Edward Bond's The Chair Plays - Have I None, The Under Room and Chair (which opens 11 May).

Globe to Globe

The Globe kicks off its epic Globe to Globe season, which sees all 37 Shakespeare plays performed in 37 different languages. Running as part of the World Shakespeare Festival it continues until 9 June 2012.

OPENING TUESDAY

South Downs/The Browning Version
24 APRIL 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 19 APRIL)

The Chichester Festival Theatre's double bill of Terence Rattigan's The Browning Version and David Hare's South Downs transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre.

OPENING WEDNESDAY

Educating Rita
25 APRIL 2012

Matthew Kelly and Claire Sweeney star in the Menier Chocolate Factory's revival of Willy Russell's university-set two-hander, which runs to 12 May ahead of a national tour.

The Great Gatsby
(PREVIEWS FROM 20 APRIL)

Wilton's Music Hall stages a promenade adaptation of F.Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, with audience members invited to wear their '20s best'. Until 19 May.

OPENING THURSDAY

West End Eurovision
26 APRIL 2012

The Dominion Theatre hosts the fifth annual West End Eurovision, which sees 12 West End casts battle it out in aid of TheatreMAD. Look out for live coverage from the event on Whatsonstage.com.

OPENING FRIDAY

His Greatness
27 APRIL 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 24 APRIL)

The Finborough Theatre stages the European premiere of Daniel MacIvor's black comedy about the declining days of Tennessee Williams, directed by Che Walker and starring Matthew Marsh. Until 19 May.