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

OPENING MONDAY

Ragtime
28 MAY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 18 MAY)

Tony-Award winning Broadway musical Ragtime, based on the novel by E L Doctorow, is revived at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park by artistic director Timothy Sheader. Until 8 September.

Henry V
(PREVIEWS FROM 22 MAY)

Pop up theatre specialists Theatre Delicatessen inaugurate their new venue - the former offices of BBC London in Marylebone - with a production of Henry V. Until 30 June.

OPENING WEDNESDAY

Antigone
30 MAY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 23 MAY)

Jodie Whittaker and Christopher Ecclestone star in a major revival of Sophocles' Antigone, directed by Polly Findlay in the NT Olivier where it runs in rep until 21 July.

OPENING THURSDAY

Mercury Fur
31 MAY 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 29 MAY)

Greenhouse Theatre Company’s debut production, a revival of Philip Ridley’s controversial Mercury Fur, transfers to Trafalgar Studios 2 for a run to 23 June.

Boys
(PREVIEWS FROM 30 MAY)

Ella Hickson's new play, examing the challenges facing a group of graduating students, comes to Soho Theatre for a run to 16 June.