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Top 5 theatre openings this week: 14 - 20 March

From snooker to atomic bombs, we take a look at the hottest openings this week

5. NotMoses - Arts Theatre

This new play, written and directed by filmmaker Gary Sinyor, makes its world premiere at the Arts Theatre. It claims to tell the true story of the guy who parted the Red Sea and gave us the 10 commandments. But don't expect a history lesson.

15 March - 14 May 2016, Arts Theatre, London. More information and tickets here.

4. The Truth - Menier Chocolate Factory

Tanya Franks, Alexander Hanson and Robert Portal
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If you're a fan of TV serial dramas then get down to the Menier as Broadchurch's Tanya Franks and The Missing's Frances O'Connor star in the third Florian Zeller play to hit London this year.

16 March - 7 May, Menier Chocolate Factory. More information and tickets here.

3. The Nap - Crucible, Sheffield

Jack O'Connell
© Mark Douet

The home of snooker plays host to Richard Bean's new play starring BAFTA winner Jack O'Connell alongside Ralf Little and Mark Addy, directed by Richard Wilson.

15 March - 2 April, Crucible, Sheffield. More information and tickets here.

2. The Painkiller - Garrick Theatre

Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon
© Johan Persson

Following on from The Winter's Tale and Red Velvet, the Branagh Theatre season gets a bit more light-hearted with this adaptation of Francis Verber's French farce starring Welsh comedian Rob Brydon.

17 March - 30 April, Garrick Theatre. More information and tickets here.

1. Miss Atomic Bomb - St James Theatre

Exclusive: First listen to Miss Atomic Bomb

EXCLUSIVE: First listen to new musical Miss Atomic Bomb starring Catherine Tate, Simon Lipkin and Dean John-Wilson.

Posted by WhatsOnStage on Friday, 12 February 2016

Catherine Tate, Dean John-Wilson and Simon Lipkin star in this new musical inspired by the bomb tests and the beauty pageants of the 50s. And there's not a foul-mouthed Grandma, flying carpet or puppet in sight.

7 March - 9 April, St James Theatre. More information and tickets here.

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