Among this week's major London theatre openings, in the West End and further afield, are Uncle Vanya starring Ken Stott and Anna Friel, NSFW starring Julian Barratt and Janie Dee, The Kingdom at the Soho Theatre, and more:

Opening Monday

Russell Maliphant - The Rodin Project
29 October 2012

Award-winning choreographer Russell Maliphant brings his latest work, inspired by the works of French sculptor Auguste Rodin, back to London. It runs at Sadler's Wells until 31 October.


The Kingdom
29 October 2012
(Previews from 24 October)

Colin Teevan returns to the Soho Theatre following his production of The Bee with a play rooted in the dramas of ancient Greece. In collaboration with director Lucy Pitman-Wallace, The Kingdom runs at the Soho Theatre until 17 November.

Opening Wednesday

Nosferatu
31 October 2012

Polish theatre company TR Warszawa return to the Barbican with Nosferatu, based on Bram Stoker's Dracula. Director Grzegorz Jarzyna uses the vampiric myth to explore what lies between an idea and the reality, and between light and shade. It runs until 3 November.


NSFW
31 October 2012
(Previews from 25 October)


Author Lucy Kirkwood makes her Royal Court debut with NSFW, a new comedy looking at power games and privacy in the media and beyond. Starring Julian Barratt and Janie Dee, it runs at the Royal Court until 24 November.

Opening Friday

Uncle Vanya
2 November 2012
(Previews from 25 October)

One of Chekhov's most famous plays, Uncle Vanya is adapted by Christopher Hampton, and stars Ken Stott, Anna Friel, Samuel West and Laura Carmichael. It runs at the Vaudeville Theatre until 16 February 2013. How about our Outing?