Theatre News

Opening: Beckett trilogy transfers, Abi Morgan's Mistress Contract and McOnie's Drunk

Major London openings this week include Abi Morgan’s Royal Court debut and a new musical revue centred around drunkeness

Lisa Dwan performing Not I
Lisa Dwan performing Not I

Opening Monday

Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby

3 February 2014

Lisa Dwan's acclaimed performance of three Beckett monologues transfers from the Royal Court to the West End's Duchess Theatre for a two-week run.

The Domino Heart

Canadian playwright Matthew Edison's "haunting story of three strangers linked by one heart" receives its UK premiere at the Finborough Theatre, where it runs on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays until 18 February.

Opening Tuesday

Rubberbandits – Continental Fistfight

4 February 2014

(Previews from 30 January)

The plastic bag-headed comedy duo from Limerick make their Soho Theatre debut with this show, first seen at the Edinburgh Fringe last year.

Opening Wednesday

The Mistress Contract

5 February 2014

(Previews from 30 January)

Abi Morgan's new play, based on transcripts of conversations recorded over many years by a real-life couple, premieres at the Royal Court. Directed by artistic director Vicky Featherstone, it continues until 8 March.

Opening Thursday


6 February 2014

(Previews from 5 February)

Drew McOnie directs a new "theatre-dance revue", celebrating the art of being drunk, at the Bridewell Theatre, where it runs until 1 March.

Opening Friday

It Just Stopped

7 February 2014

(Previews from 5 February)

Stephen Sewell's play at the Orange Tree Theatre, directed by David Antrobus, asks what would happen if a well-to-do New York couple suddenly lost everything. Until 8 March.