Top 5 theatre openings this week
We round up the productions and performances you should be booking for this week
5) Broken Biscuits
11 to 22 October, Live Theatre, Newcastle
Young playwright Tom Wells reunites with Paines Plough following the critically acclaimed Jumpers for Goalposts.
Live Theatre hosts the world premiere of Wells' coming-of-age comedy, which then tours to Plymouth, Hull, Scarborough, Sheffield, Bristol and Birmingham.
14 October to 26 November, Almeida Theatre
Anne-Marie Duff (Husbands And Sons) leads a cast that also includes Yolanda Kettle (The Deep Blue Sea) and Nabil Elouahabi (Fireworks).
3) The Mountaintop
12 October to 29 October, Young Vic
The Mountaintop won the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2010 and is a fictional account of Martin Luther King Jr's life, which looks at the more personal side to the legend.
2) Shopping and F**king
2 October to 4 November, Lyric Hammersmith
Mark Ravenhill's controversial play about consumerism and addiction is revived 20 years after its original production.
1) The Dresser
12 October to 14 January 2017, Duke of York's Theatre
It is the first production for Jonathan Church's new company since his departure from Chichester Festival Theatre.