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Opening: Chair, Detroit, Orton's Butler & Sunshine Boys

By • West End
Amongst the major London openings, in the West End and further afield, in this shortened bank holiday week are:

OPENING MONDAY

Chair
14 MAY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 11 MAY)

The Lyric Hammersmith continues its Edward Bond season with the premiere of Chair, which is directed by the playwright and continues until 25 May.

We Will Rock You - 10th Anniversary

The long-running Queen musical celebrates its tenth birthday with an all-star gala at the West End's Dominion Theatre.

OPENING TUESDAY

Detroit
15 MAY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 8 MAY)

Lisa D'Amour's play, exploring the tangled relationship between neighbours in an American suburb, receives its London premiere at the NT Cottesloe starring Clare Dunne and Will Adamsdale.

OPENING WEDNESDAY

What the Butler Saw
16 MAY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 4 MAY)

Omid Djalili, Tim McInnerny and Samantha Bond star in a new revival of Joe Orton's 1967 comedy at the Vaudeville Theatre.

** DON'T MISS our Whatsonstage.com Outing to What the Butler Saw on 29 May and get a top-price ticket, a FREE programme and access to our EXCLUSIVE post-show Q&A with the cast - all for the INCREDIBLE price of just £35.00!! **

The Pirate Project

Lucy Foster directs a new piece that asks "what swashbuckling female pirates of the past would make of the aspirations of 21st century women" at the Ovalhouse, where it continue to 2 June.

OPENING THURSDAY

The Sunshine Boys
17 MAY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 27 APRIL)

Danny DeVito makes his West End debut starring opposite Richard Griffiths in a revival of Neil Simon's 1972 comedy at the Savoy Theatre.

** DON'T MISS our Whatsonstage.com Outing to The Sunshine Boys on 26 June and get a top-price ticket and access to our EXCLUSIVE post-show Q&A with the cast and director - all for the INCREDIBLE price of just £36.50!! **

OPENING FRIDAY

Denial
18 MAY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 15 MAY)

Arnold Wesker's 2000 play about false memory syndrome gets its London premiere at the King's Head, where it continues until 9 June.

The Hairy Ape
(PREVIEWS FROM 16 MAY)

Kate Budgen directs a rare revival of Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape, which runs in the main space of the Southwark Playhouse until 9 June.

Jekyll and Hyde
(PREVIEWS FROM 16 MAY)

Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn's musical retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic split-personality tale is revived at the Union Theatre, until 16 June.

The Thing About Men
(PREVIEWS FROM 15 MAY)

Jo Dipietro and Jimmy Roberts' musical, exploring the "innermost thoughts and desires" of men, plays the Landor theatre until 9 June, starring Steven Webb, Kate Graham, Peter Gerald and Lucyelle Cliffe.

Flora, the Red Menace
(PREVIEWS FROM 15 MAY)

Kander and Ebb's first musical collaboration, which originally starred Liza Minnelli, is revived at Ye Olde Rose and Crown in Walthamstow. Until 1 June.

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