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Top 5 theatre openings this week: 18-24 April

Mischief Theatre's return and an all-Welsh Cyrano de Bergerac feature in this week's top openings

5. Cyrano de Bergerac - Theatr Clwyd


© Pete Le May

Gavin and Stacey star Steffan Rhodri leads the all-Welsh cast of this production of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play. Think you've seen this play before? Not like this, with additional poetry from acclaimed poet and musician Twm Morys in Welsh language, this will be a whole new take.

19 April - 7 May, Theatr Clwyd. More information and tickets here.

4. The Flick - Dorfman, National Theatre

Matthew Maher in rehearsals for The Flick
© Mark Douet

Three cinema employees bemoan their dead-end, underpaid jobs in Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play that examines the need for authenticity in a fast-changing world.

19 April - 15 June, National Theatre. More information and tickets here.

3. My Mother Said I Never Should - St James Theatre

Katie Brayben & Serena Manteghi
© Savannah Photographic

The legend that is Maureen Lipman stars alongside Olivier Award winner Katie Brayben (Beautiful), Caroline Faber and Serena Manteghi in this revival of Charlotte Keatley's complex play that takes place over 100 years and four generations.

18 April - 21 May, St James Theatre. More information and tickets here.

2. Funny Girl - Savoy Theatre

Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl
© Marc Brenner

Michael Mayer's revival broke records when it sold out it's run at the Menier within minutes of going on sale, but now fans of the show and it's lead actress, Sheridan Smith, have another opportunity to catch the Legally Blonde star in action as it transfers to the West End.

20 April - 8 October, Savoy Theatre. More information and tickets here.

1. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery - Criterion

Following on from their WhatsOnStage and Olivier Award-winning smash hit here, the Mischief Theatre gang reunite for this comedy caper about, yes you guessed it, a bank robbery. The creators claim it's not another 'goes wrong' play, but we're guessing the heist won't go quite to plan. Expect a safe full of of farce and slapstick.

21 April - 2 October, Criterion. More information and tickets here.

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