Theatre highlights of the week: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Home and Another Country
Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound bring a touch of Art Deco to the West End and Nadia Fall’s ''Home'' returns to the Shed after its sell-out run in August last year
Monday 31 March
Home opens at the Shed
After a sell-out run in August 2013, Nadia Fall's Home returns to The Shed.
Documentary theatre meets beatboxing, R&B and choreography to tell the stories of the Londoners who don't get heard. Verbatim material gathered through interviews combines with original and existing music to give voice to the dispossessed: all coming from a different place, all sharing a need for home.
Tuesday 1 April
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opens at the Savoy Theatre
Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound star in this stage adaptation of the film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. Set on the French Riviera where the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson (Lindsay) comes crashing down with the arrival of larger-than-life Freddy Benson (Hound) - a conman of an entirely different order. The two find themselves going head to head in the con of their lives, pulling out all of the stops in a bid for the affections of millionaire soap heiress Christine Colgate (Katherine Kingsley).
Wednesday 2 April
Pests opens at the Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre
Pink (Sinéad Matthews) loves Rolly (Ellie Kendrick). Rolly loves Pink. And Pink loves getting bombed off her face. The story of two sisters from the same nest. Both trapped in a tiny rotting world. Both cuffed to a past that refuses to release them. One wants out. The other needs her in. Trouble is that when you complete each other, you're on your own.
Thursday 3 April
Another Country opens
In 1980, Julian Mitchell's Another Country opened in the West End. It created a sensation, heralded a resurgence of great British drama, inspired a film, and launched the careers of Rupert Everett, Kenneth Branagh, Daniel Day Lewis and Colin Firth.
Bennett (Rob Callender) and Judd (Will Attenborough) are both outsiders; one coming to terms with his homosexuality, the other already a committed Marxist. But the Establishment has traditional ways of dealing with rebels and when a scandal rocks the school, the young men must confront their beliefs and make choices which will have a momentous impact on their lives.
Read our interview with Will Attenborough here.