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:

Opening Monday

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.


Insufficiency
24 September 2012
(Previews from 20 September)

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 October.


Das Rheingold
24 September 2012

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.


Opening Tuesday

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.


Monkey Bars
25 September 2012

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.  


Some Like It Hip Hop
25 September 2012
(Previews from 20 September)

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.


Opening Thursday

A Chorus of Disapproval
27 September 2012
(Previews from 17 September)

One of Alan Ayckbourn's best known plays, A Chorus of Disapproval stars Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen and is directed by Trevor Nunn. See photos from rehearsals here. It runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre until 5 January. Why not come on our Outing?


Much Ado About Nothing
27 September 2012
(Previews from 22 September)

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
27 September 2012
(Previews from 23 September)

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.

Opening Friday

Tanika's Journey}
28 September 2012
(Previews from 26 September)

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.