Theatre News

Opening: Weir transfers, Payne's Blurred Lines and Russell Beale's Lear

Josie Rourke’s acclaimed Donmar production of ”The Weir” moves round the corner to Wyndham’s, while one of our finest classical actors teams with Sam Mendes on King Lear at the National

On the move: Brian Cox, Peter McDonald, Ardal O'Hanlon & Risteard Cooper in The Weir
On the move: Brian Cox, Peter McDonald, Ardal O'Hanlon & Risteard Cooper in The Weir
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Opening Tuesday

The Weir

21 January 2014

(Previews from 16 January)

The Donmar's acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson's modern classic, starring Brian Cox, Dervla Kirwan and Ardal O'Hanlon, transfers to the West End's Wyndham's Theatre. Don't miss our forthcoming Outing – tickets on sale soon.

Opening Wednesday

Blurred Lines

22 January 2014

(Previews from 16 January)

Titled after the controversial hit song by Robin Thicke, Nick Payne's new play at the NT Shed is billed as a "journey through the minefield of contemporary gender politics".

Rapture, Blister, Burn

(Previews from 16 January)

Emilia Fox and Emma Fielding stars in Gina Gionfriddo's new comedy, centring on two women whose lives have taken radically divergent paths, at Hampstead Theatre. Look out for our forthcoming interview with Emilia Fox

Opening Thursday

King Lear

23 January 2014

(Previews from 14 January)

One of the most eagerly-anticipated Shakespeare production of recent times opens in the NT Olivier, as Simon Russell Beale tackles the Bard's great tragedy, directed by long-time collaborator Sam Mendes.

Opening Friday

A World Elsewhere

24 January 2014

(Previews from 22 January)

Alan Franks' new play at Theatre503 is set at Oxford University in 1968, and is billed as "a scorching study of old politics and young love set during an unforgettable moment in modern history".