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

OPENING WEDNESDAY

Something Very Far Away
6 JUNE 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 1 JUNE)

Mark Arends' new production, suitable for ages 8+, tells the story of Kepler, who builds a spaceship after he loses his wife in a tragic circus accident. Told completely through projection, puppetry and music (there are no words at all), it runs to 24 June.

Bash
(PREVIEWS FROM 5 JUNE)

Three separate short plays by Neil Labute explore whether evil underlines us all, or merely disguises itself frighteningly well in a few. At Barons Court Theatre until 17 June.

OPENING THURSDAY

The Physicists
7 JUNE 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 31 MAY)

Friedrich Dürrenmatt's 1961 play is revived at the Donmar Warehouse in a new version by Jack Thorne, starring John Heffernan, Sophie Thompson, Miranda Raison and Paul Bhattacharjee and directed by Josie Rourke. Until 21 July.

Meat
(PREVIEWS FROM 5 JUNE)

Jimmy Osborne's new play about a meat factory worker-turned-vigilante premieres at Theatre503 in Battersea, where it runs to the end of the month.

OPENING FRIDAY

The Witness
8 JUNE 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 1 JUNE)

David Ajala, Pippa Bennett-Warner and Danny Webb star in Vivienne Franzmann’s new play, which runs in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs until 30 June.