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16 shows that should be on your radar in August

We take a look at some of the openings around the UK this month

West End


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1. Dear Lupin

When? 3 August - 19 September
Where? Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
How much? Tickets from £23.20.
Who's in it? James and Jack Fox

2. Splendour

When? 4 August - 26 September
Where? Donmar Warehouse
How much? Tickets from £7.50.
Who's in it? Sinead Cusack

3. The Three Little Pigs

When? 5 August - 6 September
Where? Palace Theatre
How much? Tickets from £15.00.
Who's in it? Alison Jiear, Simon Webbe, Leanne Jones

4. Hetty Feather

When? 6 August - 6 September
Where? Duke of York's Theatre
How much? Tickets from £15.00.
Who's in it? Phoebe Thomas

5. McQueen

When? 27 August - 7 November
Where? Theatre Royal Haymarket
How much? Tickets from £16.20.
Who's in it? Stephen Wight, Carly Bawden, Tracy-Ann Oberman

Off-West End


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6. Grand Hotel

When? 5 August - 5 September
Where? Southwark Playhouse
How much? Tickets from £18.00.
Who's in it? Scott Garnham, Victoria Serra, Christine Grimandi

7. The Heresy of Love

When? 5 August - 5 September
Where? Shakespeare's Globe
How much? Tickets from £5.00.
Who's in it? Gwyneth Keyworth, Sophia Nomvete

8. The Playboy of the Western World

When? 14 - 29 August
Where? Southwark Playhouse
How much? Tickets from £16.00.
Who's in it? Timothy Block, Pandora McCormick

9. Our House

When? 21 August - 12 September
Where? Union Theatre
How much? Tickets from £17.00.
Who's in it? Steven France, Ailsa Davidson, Dominic Brewer

10. Hamlet

When? 25 August - 31 October
Where? Barbican
How much? Tickets from £62.50 (Good luck!).
Who's in it? Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds

11. Our Country's Good

When? 26 August - 17 October
Where? National Theatre, Olivier
How much? Tickets from £38.50.
Who's in it? Matthew Cottle, Caoilfhionn Dunne, Jodie McNee, Paul Kaye, Jonathan Livingstone

12. You Won't Succeed on Broadway if You Don't Have Any Jews

When? 27 August - 5 September
Where? St James Theatre
How much? Tickets from £15.00.
Who's in it? John Barr, Lloyd Daniels, Sophie Evans

Around the UK


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13. For Services Rendered

When? 6 August - 5 September
Where? Chichester Festival Theatre
How much? Tickets from £25.00.
Who's in it? Yolanda Kettle, Joseph Kloska, Jo Herbert

14. Oliver!

When? 6 August - 19 September
Where? Watermill Theatre, Newbury
How much? Tickets from £17.50.
Who's in it? Alice Fearn, Cameron Blakely, Kit Orton

15. Priscilla Queen of the Desert

When? 14 - 29 August
Where? Manchester Opera House
How much? Tickets from £12.50.
Who's in it? Duncan James, Jason Donovan

16. Mrs Henderson Presents

When? 26 August - 5 September
Where? Theatre Royal Bath
How much? Tickets from £22.00.
Who's in it? Tracie Bennett, Lizzy Connolly, Samuel Holmes


Going up to Edinburgh? Read our Picks of the Edinburgh Fringe and EIF.

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