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Top 5 theatre openings this week: 6 - 12 June

Michael Crawford and Joseph Fiennes return to the stage in this week's major openings

5. The Go-Between - Apollo Theatre

© Johan Persson

Olivier and Tony Award-winner Michael Crawford returns to the West End after a six year hiatus to star in the musical adaptation of LP Hartley's novel.

Ooooh Betty!

8 June - 15 October, Apollo Theatre. More information and tickets here.

4. Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme - Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

The cast of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
© Johan Persson

Headlong's artistic director, Jeremy Herrin directs this revival of Frank McGuinness' 1985 play about the experiences of eight unionist Ulstermen who volunteer to serve in the First World War.

9 - 25 June, Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool. More information and tickets here.

3. Ross - Chichester Festival Theatre

Joseph Fiennes in rehearsals for Ross
© Johan Persson

Joseph Fiennes and Peter Polycarpou star in Chichester Festival Theatre's revival of Terence Rattigan's play. Directed by Adrian Noble, Ross is a biographical play about T. E. Lawrence - or Lawrence of Arabia - and his time in the Royal Air Force.

9 - 25 June, Chichester Festival Theatre. More information and tickets here.

2. Titanic - Charing Cross Theatre

The cast of Titanic
© Scott Rylander

In his first production as artistic director of Charing Cross Theatre, Thom Southerland reunites with Danielle Tarento and Cressida Carre to bring the WhatsOnStage Award-winning musical back to London.

6 June - 6 August , Charing Cross Theatre. More information and tickets here.

1. The Deep Blue Sea - National Theatre

Helen McCrory in The Deep Blue Sea
© Richard Hubert Smith

Rattigan makes his second entry in this week's countdown as Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunite following their acclaimed 2014 production of Medea.

Set in post-War London, The Deep Blue Sea centres around Hester Collyer whose failed marriage to a High Court judge and affair with (another) RAF pilot leads to a failed suicide attempt.

8 June - 21 September, National Theatre. More information and tickets here.