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Top 5 theatre openings this week: 11 - 17 April

From Tennessee Williams to Jean Genet, here's this week's major openings

5. In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel - Charing Cross Theatre

Linda Marlowe
© Scott Rylander

Linda Marlowe stars in a rare production of Tennessee Williams' 1969 play about an alcoholic painter on the verge of a nervous breakdown and his 'ugly American' wife.

11 April - 14 May, Charing Cross Theatre. More information and tickets here.

4. Deathwatch - Print Room at the Coronet

Tom Varey and Danny Lee Wynter
© Marc Brenner

Geraldine Alexander directs the first major revival of Jean Genet's play in nearly thirty years. Informed by his own experience in French prisons, Genet's first play was last presented in London in 1987 in a major production by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

14 April - 7 May, Print Room. More information and tickets here.

3. Boy - Almeida Theatre

Boy Trailer | Almeida Theatre, London from Almeida Theatre on Vimeo.

The director-designer team behind last year's surprise hit Game, Sacha Wares and Miriam Buether, return to the Almeida for Leo Butler's play about coming of age in the 21st century.

12 April - 28 May, Almeida Theatre. More information and tickets here.

2. The Suicide - Lyttelton, National Theatre

The company of The Suicide
© Johan Persson

Playwright Suhayla El-Bushra takes Nikolai Erdman's Stalin-era satire and brings it bang up to date in this new adaptation directed by Nadia Fall and starring Javone Prince (E4's PhoneShop) and Paul Kaye (Matilda).

13 April - 25 June, National Theatre. More information and tickets here.

1. Legally Blonde - Curve, Leicester

Omigod you guys! X Factor and Les Mis star Lucie Jones steps into the role of Elle Woods in Leicester Curve's production of the hit musical.

11 April - 14 May, Curve, Leicester. More information and tickets here.