Theatre Highlights of the Week: Urinetown, Electra and Speed-the-Plow

”Urinetown” is back and Lindsay Lohan makes her West End debut

Monday 29 September

Urinetown The Musical transfers to the Apollo Theatre

Urinetown opens at the Apollo Theatre this week, following it's transfer from the St James, with new additions to the cast, including Matthew Seadon-Young and Nathan Amzi.

Jamie Lloyd directs the musical written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Set in a Gotham-like city of the future, a hero leads the people in an uprising against private toilets.

Info and tickets can be found here.

Next Fall opens at the Southwark Playhouse

Charlie Condou
Charlie Condou

Former Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou stars in the UK première of comedy Next Fall at the Southwark Playhouse.

Geoffrey Naufft's play, which portrays the ups and downs of a couple with opposing religious views, is directed by Luke Sheppard.

For further information and tickets, click here.

Wednesday 1 October

Kristin Scott Thomas stars in Electra at the Old Vic

Kristin Scott Thomas leads the cast in the title role in Electra. Starring alongside her is Amanda Drew (Chrysothemis), Jack Lowden (Orestes), Diana Quick (Clytemnestra), as well as Golda Rosheuvel, Thalissa Teixeira and Peter Wight.

Sophocles' Electra is a darkly psychological study of a woman s obsession with her murdered father and her quest for retribution. This adaptation is directed by Ian Rickson.

Tickets can be found here.

Thursday 2 October

Lindsay Lohan makes her stage debut in Speed-the-Plow

Lindsay Lohan and Richard Schiff
Lindsay Lohan and Richard Schiff
© Simon Annand

The actress will take to the west end stage for the first time in Lindsay Posner's production of David Mamet's play Speed-the-Plow at the Playhouse Theatre. Joining her in the cast are Richard Schiff and Nigel Lindsay.

The play focuses on an ambitious Hollywood producer and his decision, brought about by his seduction by a sexy temp (Lohan), to film a novel about a nuclear catastrophe and the end of the world, rather than the star-laden, sure-fire hit brought to him by his grovelling sidekick.

For tickets, click here.

Saturday 4 October

Last chance to catch Wolf Hall / Bring Up the Bodies, Little Revolution and Land of Our Fathers

Wolf Hall / Bring Up the BodiesReview/ Tickets

Little RevolutionReview / Tickets

Land of Our FathersReview / Tickets