Theatre News

Opening: NT’s Amen Corner, Kim Cattrall in Sweet Bird of Youth and Bracken Moor

Among this week’s major London theatre openings, in the West End
and further afield, are the NT’s Amen Corner, Sweet Bird of Youth starring Kim Cattrall, Bracken Moor at the Tricyle and more:

Sharon D Clarke as Odessa
Sharon D Clarke as Odessa
© Richard H Smith

Opening Monday
The Taming of the Shrew
10 June 2013

An all-female production of Shakespeare’s comedy, The Taming of the Shrew runs at Shakespeare’s Globe until 21 June before touring.

Opening Tuesday

The Amen Corner
11 June 2013
(Previews from 4 June)

One community’s sense of love, grief and spiritual survival is explored through the beat of a gospel choir in James Baldwin’s play. Starring Sharon D Clarke, it runs at the NT Olivier until 14 August 2013.

Murder, Marple and Me
11 June 2013

The hit Edinburgh show comes to the Ambassadors Theatre for a limited run before touring. It runs until 19 June 2013.

Opening Wednesday

Sweet Bird of Youth
12 June 2013
(Previews from 1 June)

Kim Cattrall and Seth Numrich star in Tennessee Williams’ play, directed by Marianne Elliott. It runs at the Old Vic Theatre until 31 August 2013.

Opening Thursday

The School for Scandal
13 June 2013
(Previews from 12 June)

Sheridan’s comedy is revived by Jessica Swale at the Park Theatre. It runs until 7 July.

Opening Friday

Bracken Moor
14 June 2013
(Previews from 6 June)

A world premiere from Alexi Kaye Campbell set against the economic crisis of the 1930s, Bracken Moor runs at the Tricycle until 20 July 2013.

Opening Sunday

Patti Lupone
16 June 2013

The Broadway star is in London for one week only performing her show, hosted by Seth Rudetsky. It runs at the Leicester Square Theatre until 23 June 2013.