Among this week's major London theatre openings, in the West End and further afield, are Red Velvet starring Adrian Lester, new musical Loserville, the Soho Theatre's season of horror plays Terror and more:

Opening Tuesday

Red Velvet
16 October 2012
(Previews from 11 October)

Lolita Chakrabarti's play stars Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge, the African-American actor who caused a storm in 1833 when he took over from Edmund Keen in Othello. It runs at the Tricycle Theatre until 24 November 2012. Take a look at our rehearsal pics here.

Come on our Whatsonstage.com Outing to RED VELVET on 18 October and get a FREE signed poster and drink and access to our EXCLUSIVE post show Q&A with the cast and creatives- as well as all the usual theatregoer mixing and mingling opportunities - all for only £20! (Normally £20 for ticket alone). Click here for details.

Opening Wednesday

Don Giovanni
17 October 2012

Mozart's classic opera based on the famous legend of Don Juan is conducted by Edward Gardner, ENO’s Olivier Award-winning music director, who conducts a cast featuring many of the singers from its initial 2010 run. It runs at the London Coliseum until 17 November.


Loserville
17 October 2012
(Previews from 1 October)

James Bourne and Elliot Davis' new musical charts the rise of a typical American high-school nerd from 1971 as he and his sci-fi-obsessed misfit friends try to change the world from their position of insignificance. It runs at the Garrick Theatre.

Come on our Whatsonstage.com Outing to LOSERVILLE on 7 November and get a FREE programme and access to our EXCLUSIVE post show Q&A with the cast and creatives - as well as all the usual theatregoer mixing and mingling opportunities - all for only £32.50! (Normally £45 for ticket alone). Click here for details.

Opening Thursday

Michael Clark - New Work
18 October 2012
(Previews from 17 October)

Michael Clark returns to the Barbican’s stage with a double bill continuing his history of close collaboration with contemporary artists, designers and musicians. It runs at the Barbican Theatre until 27 October.


Terror - 2012
18 October 2012
(Previews from 16 October)

The UK’s only annual season of horror theatre returns to Soho Theatre for the second year. Terror includes short plays by Robert Farquhar, Alex Jones, Mike McShane and Darren Ormandy. It runs at the Soho Theatre until 3 November.

Opening Friday

Flash Mob
19 October 2012
(Previews from 16 October)

Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, Flash Mob™ features dancers from shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, Got To Dance, and StreetDance 2 3D, and is directed by Gary Lloyd (Thriller Live!, Hair). It runs at the Peacock Theatre until 4 November.