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Opening: Globe As You Like It, Mamma Mia! moves & Edinburgh transfer Morning

By • West End

Among this week's major London theatre openings, in the West End and further afield, are The Globe's rendition of As You Like It, the Edinburgh transfer of Simon Stephen's new youth play Morning at the Lyric Hammersmith, the long-awaited transfer of Mamma Mia! to the Novello Theatre, and more:

Opening Monday

As You Like It
03 September 2012

A revival of The Globe's 2011 touring production returns to home turf after a slew of UK dates. Shakespeare's pastoral comedy, directed by Robert Dacre, features a cross-dressing heroine and a the famous rustic fool Jacques. Until 16 September.

Opening Tuesday

Blink
04 September 2012
(Previews from 29 August)

Following a run at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre, Blink opens at the Soho Theatre Upstairs. Billed as "a dysfunctional, voyeuristic and darkly funny love story", the play runs until 22 September.

Opening Thursday

Mamma Mia!
06 September 2012

The West End stalwart, featuring Abba's greatest hits woven into a Mediterranean tale of family lost and found, relocates from the Prince of Wales Theatre to the Novello, ahead of a major cast change which sees Helen Hobson replace Sally Ann Triplett as Donna.


I Am A Camera
06 September 2012
(Previews from 05 September)

Harry Melling, best-know as Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films, stars as Christopher Isherwood in the play which inspired the musical Cabaret. Melling plays Isherwood, whose memoirs inspired the script, in this snapshot of pre-Nazi Berlin, which runs at the Southwark Playhouse until 22 September.


Jumpers
06 September 2012
(Previews from 04 September)

40th anniversary production of Stoppard's comedy, a send-up of the world of academic philosophy, runs at the Tabard Theatre until 30 September.

Opening Friday

Morning
07 September 2012

(Previews from 05 September)

The Lyric Young Company return home from Edinburgh with the prolific Simon Stephens' latest offering - a somewhat grisly coming-of-age story which runs at the Lyric Hammersmith until 22 September.


Rent
07 September 2012
(Previews from 05 September)

Cult Broadway musical about a group of artists struggling to survive in downtown New York. This production at the Greenwich Theatre stars Zoe Birkett and Steph Fearon and runs until 16 September.


Life For Beginners
07 September 2012
(Previews from 04 September)

The centrepiece play of Theatre503's final season with its current duo of artistic directors, Paul Robinson and Tim Roseman, who jointly direct a 503 swansong featuring a five-way collaboration of previous writing luminaries. Also featuring an impeccably lifelike scream. Until 29 September.


Thirteen Days
07 September 2012

Alexander S Bermage's musical on the Cuban Missile Crisis plays two performances at the Arcola Tent. Read our interivew with writer/composer Bermange here.

Tags: As You Like ItMamma MiaMorning


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