Amongst the major London openings, in the West End and further afield, this week are:

OPENING TONIGHT

Salt, Root & Roe
MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2011
(PREVIEWS FROM 10 NOVEMBER)


Tim Price’s new play, which stars Anna Carteret, Anna Calder-Marshall, Roger Evans and Imogen Stubbs, opens the Donmar’s latest residency at Trafalgar Studios 2, where it runs until 3 December.

OPENING TUESDAY

The Lion in Winter
15 NOVEMBER 2011
(PREVIEWS FROM 4 NOVEMBER)

Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley star in a major revival of James Goldman's The Lion in Winter for a limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, directed by Trevor Nunn. Until 28 January.

About Bill

Matthew Strachan's "one-woman one-act musical about one man" receives its world premiere at the Landor Theatre, where it runs until 20 November, starring Mamma Mia!'s Kim Ismay.

Ex

Rob Young and Ross Lorraine's new musical, centring on two former lovers who bump into each other in a bar, premieres at Soho Theatre with a run to 3 December, starring Amy Booth-Steel and Siobhan Dillon.

OPENING WEDNESDAY

Juno and the Paycock

16 NOVEMBER 2011
(PREVIEWS FROM 11 NOVEMBER)

Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock, set against the background of the Irish Civil War in 1922, is revived at the NT Lyttelton by director Howard Davies.

Burlesque
(PREVIEWS FROM 8 NOVEMBER)

Burlesque, a new musical written by British writers Adam Meggido and Roy Smiles in homage to "the golden age of the great American book-musical", premieres at Jermyn Street Theatre with a run to 18 December.

OPENING THURSDAY

Reasons to be Pretty
17 NOVEMBER 2011
(PREVIEWS FROM 10 NOVEMBER)

The final part of Neil LaBute's trilogy about society's obsession with looks, receives its UK premiere at the Almeida Theatre starring Billie Piper and Tom Burke. Until 14 January.

TaniwhaThames
(PREVIEWS FROM 15 NOVEMBER)

Directed by award-winning novelist and playwright Stella Duffy, TaniwhaThames, which runs as part of the Ovalhouse's 'Lady-Led' season, explores the interwoven stories of a cast of migrants all struggling to make sense of their place in London. Until 3 December.

OPENING FRIDAY


A Walk on Part: The Fall of New Labour
18 NOVEMBER 2011
(PREVIEWS FROM 15 NOVEMBER)

A Walk on Part, adapted from the diaries of MP Chris Mullin, premieres at the Soho Theatre, where it continues until 10 December in a co-production with Newcastle's Live Theatre.

How the World Began
(PREVIEWS FROM 15 NOVEMBER)

Catherine Trieschmann’s How the World Began, set in a rural Kansas town that’s been ripped apart by a tornado, receives its European premiere at the Arcola, running until 10 December.