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Opening: Peckham: The Soap Opera, NYT's Pope Joan and John Heffernan in Edward II

Opening this week, in the West End and further afield, include Peckham: The Soap Opera at the Royal Court, NYT's Pope Joan, Edward II starring John Heffernan, and more

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John Heffernan in rehearsal for Edward II
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Opening Tuesday

Peckham: The Soap Opera
3 September 2013
(Previews from 2 September)

Originally part of the Open Court season, actors from the local community star in this series of 5 minute episodes about the lives of Peckham locals, which runs at the Royal Court until 14 September.

The Confessions of Gordon Brown
3 September 2013

Kevin Toolis' acclaimed one man show had a successful run in Edinburgh and is now coming to the Trafalgar Studios, where it runs until 28 September.

Pope Joan
3 September 2013

Louise Brealey's debut play about the only female Pope ever runs at part of National Youth Theatre's summer season at St James' Church Piccadilly until 15 September.

Opening Wednesday

Edward II
4 September 2013
(Previews from 28 August)

John Heffernan stars in Christopher Marlowe's exploration of power, sexual obsession, and a king who treats the realm as his playground, which runs at the National Theatre until 26 October.

Opening Friday

6 September 2013
(Previews from 3 September)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge brings her one-woman show direct from Edinburgh to the Soho Theatre, where it runs until 22 September.


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