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Top 5 theatre openings this week: 27 June - 3 July

Timothy West reprises his role as King Lear and Rebel Wilson makes her West End debut

5. King Lear - Bristol Old Vic

Timothy West in King Lear
© Simon Annand

Timothy West, Stephanie Cole and David Hargreaves make up the cast for Tom Morris' take on Shakespeare's tragedy. West, who has played the titular character three times before, said there is "something magical" about performing at the Bristol theatre.

28 June to 10 July, Bristol Old Vic. For tickets and more information, click here.

4. Guys and Dolls - Phoenix Theatre

Rebel Wilson as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls

Rebel Wilson makes her West End debut in Guys and Dolls at the Phoenix Theatre, where the Pitch Perfect star will be swapping Fat Amy for Miss Adelaide. In our exclusive interview with Wilson, she told us she'll be "adding a bit of spice" to the character.

Booking at the Phoenix Theatre until 7 January. For tickets and more information, click here.

3. Boys Will Be Boys - Bush Hall

The cast of Boys Will Be Boys

The European premiere of Melissa Bubnic's satirical play looks at what it means to be a woman in a man's world, and features an all-female cast. The production stars Chipo Chung, Emily Barber, and Helen Schesinger.

29 June to 30 July, Bush Hall. For tickets and more information, click here.

2. Faith Healer - Donmar Warehouse

Gina McKee and Ron Cook in rehearsals for Faith Healer
© Johan Persson

Brian Friel's play follows the story of faith healer Frank Hardy, whose calling strains his relationships with his wife Grace and manager Teddy. Told through a series of monologues, the three-hander stars Ron Cook and Gina McKee, and is directed by Lyndsey Turner.

28 June to 20 August, Donmar Warehouse. For tickets and more information, click here.

1. Contractions - Sheffield Crucible

Sara Stewart and Rose Leslie in Contractions
© Marc Brenner

Game of Thrones' Rose Leslie stars alongside Sugar Rush actress Sara Stewart in the regional premiere of Mike Barlett's play, a dark comedy about intrusion, management and ever-decreasing privacy.

27 June to 16 July, Sheffield Crucible. For tickets and more information click here.