Among this week's major London theatre
openings, in the West End and further afield, are Our Boys starring Matthew Lewis, Laurence Fox and Arthur Darvill, Berenice starring Anne-Marie Duff, Scenes from an Execution starring Fiona Shaw, and more:
Brandon Thomas' classic comedy about two friends awaiting the arrival of one's aunt, her delays, and the hilarity that ensues stars Jane Asher and Mathew Horne and runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 10 November.
Comedian Paul Merton is returning to stand-up after a 13-year absence. Billed as a "night of sketches, music, magic, variety and dancing girls (two of them aren’t girls)", it runs at the Vaudeville Theatre until 20 October.
Our Boys 3 October 2012 (Previews from 26 September)
Jonathan Lewis's award-winning play about the tedium, terror and tribulations
suffered by five young soldiers recovering from injuries incurred in the
line of duty stars Laurence Fox, Matthew Lewis and Arthur Darvill, among others, and runs at the Duchess Theatre until 15 December. Why not come on our Outing?
Howard Barker's play about the shadowy territory between personal
ambition and moral responsibility was first written for radio before
being adapted for the stage in the eighties. Starring Fiona Shaw, it runs at the NT Lyttelton until 9 December.
Fireface 4 October 2012 (Previews from 28 September)
Tom Attenborough directs the world premiere of Rashid Razaq's new play about the young Barack Obama, tieing in with the US presidential election 2012. It runs at Waterloo East Theatre until 4 November.