Sunset Baby 17 September 2012 (Previews from 13 September)
Dominique Morisseau's play, billed as a "vibrant and witty look at the point where the personal and political collide" runs at the Gate Theatre until 20 October. Read our interview with artistic director Christopher Haydonhere.
Giving an insight into the Victorian life and times of Dickens, interweaving his own turbulent story with some of his most memorable fictional characters. Starring Simon Callow, it runs at the Playhouse Theatre until 3 November 2012.
Based on a 1930s French surrealist play set in a poetical no-man’s-land poised between dreams and reality, Julietta is composed by Martinu, here in a new production by ENO at the London Coliseum until 3 October.
Coming to London after a run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Oh, The Humanity& Other Good Intentions features five short plays about being alive, from the writer of Thom Pain (based on nothing)Will Eno. It runs at the Soho Theatre until 13 October.
Adapted and directed by Simon Reade from Michael Morpugo’s novel, about a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad who relives his short but vivid past, Private Peaceful runs at Theatre Royal Haymarket until 29 September. Read our interview with Morpugo here.
This “hysterical (and occasionally historical) 90-minute gallop through all things Shakespearean” is an irreverent one-man everything there is ‘to be or not to be’ about William Shakespeare. Starring Roger Rees, it runs at the Apollo Theatre until 6 October. Don't miss out OUTING on 27 September.
Zelda 19 September 2012 (Previews from 18 September)
The story of Zelda Sayre, wife of F Scott Fitzgerald, from the start to the end of their marriage, runs at the Trafalgar Studios until 4 October.
Bully Boy 19 September 2012 (Previews from 18 September)
Sandi Toksvig’s play, starring Anthony Andrews and Joshua Miles comes to London following a run at the Nuffield Theatre last year. Bully Boy runs at St James Theatre until 27 October 2012. Read our interview with Toksvig from the Nuffield run here
Juliette Binoche stars in this modern-day production of Strindberg’s 19th-century classic, where issues of gender, class and forbidden desire collide with seemingly unbreakable social conventions. It runs at the Barbican Theatre until 29 September.
Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry are among those starring in the all-male production of Twelfth Night, with Rylance reprising his role after a ten-year gap. It runs at Shakespeare's Globe until 14 October before transferring to the Apollo Theatre on 2 November.