Among this week's major London theatre
openings, in the West End and further afield, are new Beatles musical Let It Be, A Chorus of Disapproval starring Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen, the RSC's production of Much Ado About Nothing starring Meera Syal and Paul Bhattacharjee, the NT's production of new play This House, and more:
Let It Be 24 September 2012 (Previews from 14 September)
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles, Let it Be is jam-packed with over twenty of their greatest hits, recreating their meteoric rise from their humble beginnings through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces. It runs at the Prince of Wales Theatre until 19 January.
A new play by acclaimed scientist Carl Djerassi, best known
for the development of the contraceptive pill. A comedy of academic manners,
mystery and suspense, Insufficiency runs at the Riverside Studios until 20
The first opera in Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, Das Rheingold introduces a vast, mythical world. Keith Warner’s production combines the epic and the contemporary. It runs at the Royal Opera House until 26 October.
This House 25 September 2012 (Previews from 20 September)
A new play by James Graham, This House strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes. Starring Phil Daniels and Philip Glenister, it runs at the NT Cottesloe until 1 December.
Fringe-first winning verbatim show about childhood, from award-winning writer Chris Goode. Children’s words are spoken by adults, in adult situations. It runs at the Unicorn Theatre until 30 September. Read our review of the Edinburgh run here.
Whatsonstage.com and Olivier Award-nominated ZooNation and Sadler’s
Wells production that unites dancing with a Shakespeare-influenced narrative. It returns to the Peacock Theatre until 13 October before touring the UK.
Meera Syal and Paul Bhattacharjee star in the RSC's production of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays. Directed by Iqbal Khan, it runs at the Noel Coward Theatre until 27 October. Read our review of the production in Stratford here.
Dr Korczak’s Example is set in the final days of an orphanage
in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw, where food is scarce, tempers rise and
everyone wants to survive. It runs at the Unicorn Theatre until 13 November.
Tanika's Journey is an insight into the world of a young Sri Lankan girl
who escapes from the aftermath of a bloody war and embarks on a
dangerous journey that will push her to the limits, from Deafinitely Theatre. It runs at the Southwark Playhouse until 20 October.