Among this week's major London theatre
openings, in the West End and further afield, are the Russian-language production of Uncle Vanya, Tommy Steele in Scrooge the Musical, the National Theatre's People, and more:
Blackta 5 November 2012 (Previews from 26 October)
This satire by Nathaniel Martello-White, directed by
Young Vic artistic director David Lan, exposes the highs and lows of
making it as a black actor. It runs at the Young Vic until 24 November.
The second production of Uncle Vanya running in the West End at the moment, here Russia’s award-winning theatre company Vakhtangov brings its Russian-language production to London. It runs at the Noel Coward Theatre until 10 November.
Vaughan Williams' response to one of the best-loved adventure stories in the English language, Pilgrim's Progress comes to the London Coliseum for the ENO's first ever staging of the 1951 opera. It runs until 28 November.
Forests is a new Shakespearean odyssey imagined by one of Europe’s most prominent theatre directors, Calixto Bieito. Composed from original verse from Shakespeare’s woodland and heath scenes, it runs at the Barbican Theatre until 10 November.
Our House is marking its tenth anniversary with a gala concert in aid of Help for Heroes. Featuring the songs of Madness, it stars Suggs and sees the return of many of the original cast. It runs for one night only at the Savoy Theatre.