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

OPENING MONDAY

A Midsummer Night's Dream
11 JUNE 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 2 JUNE)

The Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park continues its summer season with a new staging of Shakespeare's much-loved magical comedy, which continues until 5 September.

OPENING TUESDAY

Torch Song Trilogy
12 JUNE 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 30 MAY)

Douglas Hodge directs a cast including David Bedella and Joe McFadden in Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy at the Menier Chocolate Factory, which continues until 12 August.

Theatre in the Square

The Lyric Hammersmith commences a three-week season of outdoor performances.

OPENING WEDNESDAY

Gatz
13 JUNE 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 8 JUNE)

Elevator Repair Service's epic staging of F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby comes to the Noel Coward Theatre as part of this year's LIFT Festival. Until 15 July.

Henry V
(PREVIEWS FROM 7 JUNE)

Jamie Parker plays the title role in Dominic Dromgoole's season-opening production of Henry V at the Globe.

RSC at the Roundhouse
(PREVIEWS FROM 9 JUNE)

The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Roundhouse with a ten-week rep season comprising The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest and Twelfth Night.

OPENING THURSDAY

Mary Shelley
14 JUNE 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 12 JUNE)

Following Brontë in 2011, Shared Experience returns to the Tricycle bringing to life the extraordinary tale of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley. Until 7 July.

OPENING FRIDAY

Minsk, 2011 - A Reply to Kathy Acker
15 JUNE 2012
(PREVIEWS FROM 12 JUNE)

Belarus Free Theatre presents a show that "celebrates and mourns a land that has lost its way", as part of LIFT 2012, at the Young Vic. Until 23 June.

Spinach
(PREVIEWS FROM 12 JUNE)

Janine and Simon Waters' play with songs, about the effect of drugs, receives its London premiere at the King's Head, running until 7 July.