Another week of big openings ahead means I won’t be getting to everything even if I wanted to (and right now I am still trying to take it easier than I used to), let alone playing catch-up on what I missed when I was incapacitated after my recent double rounds of surgery! Here are the main openings of the week to look out for, followed by my current Top 10.
This week’s main openings
- Bull – Mike Bartlett’s 2013 play about Darwinian office bullying returns to the Young Vic’s Maria Studio, where it was previously seen last January, to re-open on December 15, with a cast that comprises Max Bennett, Susannah Fielding, Nigel Lindsay and Marc Wootton.
- The Lorax – Director Max Webster and choreographer Drew McOnie stage David Greig’s adaptation of Dr Seuss’s classic tale, opening on December 16, at the Old Vic, with a cast that includes Simon Lipkin (pictured above), Simon Paisley Day and Melanie Le Barrie.
- The Dazzle — Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Spectre) returns to the London stage in the British premiere of Richard Greenberg’s off-Broadway play The Dazzle, opening December 15 at Found 111, a new venue recently created on the site of the old Central St. Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road.
- Show Boat —Crucible Theatre, Sheffield — Daniel Evans (recently announced to take over as artistic director at Chichester, and who was interviewed about it in The Times, as I reported here) directs Michael Xavier, Gina Beck and Rebecca Trehearn in Kern and Hammerstein’s 1927 Broadway classic, opening on December 16.