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The Father
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The Father
Opens: 16/10/2014 Closes: 15/11/2014 Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath
Hailed as ‘one of the hottest literary talents in France', Florian Zeller received three Moliere Awards (the French equivalent of the Oliviers) for this dark treatment of old age and mental illness. For Theatre Royal Bath's black comedy season, James Macdonald (Love and Information) directs a brand new translation, with Kenneth Cranham playing an 80-year-old who can't find his keys.
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The Cherry Orchard
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The Cherry Orchard
Opens: 10/10/2014 Closes: 29/11/2014 Young Vic, London
For newcomers to Chekhov there couldn't be a better initiation into his world of moody realism than from theatre greats, Katie Mitchell OBE in the director's seat and Simon Stephens adapting the script. In their hands, this tragicomedy about the demise of the Russian aristocracy could be one of the big shows of the autumn.
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Henry IV
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Henry IV
Opens: 03/10/2014 Closes: 29/11/2014 Donmar Warehouse, London
Director Phyllida Lloyd achieved something striking at the Donmar in 2012, setting Julius Caesar in a modern women's prison. She returns with another all female, contemporary on Shakespeare. The compelling Harriet Walter, who played her Brutus, stars again here as the king threatened by rebellion from all sides. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, as Shakespeare put it.
Rated 77 %
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Regeneration
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Regeneration
Opens: 29/09/2014 Closes: 29/11/2014 UK Tour
One of the most acclaimed contemporary responses to WW1, Pat Barker’s 1990 Booker-nominated novel – the first in a trilogy – receives a timely adaptation for the stage by Olivier-winning Nicholas Wright. The horrors of the front line are a literally distant but psychologically omnipresent concern for patients at Craiglockhart War Hosptial – Siegfried Sassoon among them – where Dr Rivers is conducting experiments into shell shock.  
Rated 70 %
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Speed-the-Plow
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Speed-the-Plow
Opens: 24/09/2014 Closes: 29/10/2014 Playhouse Theatre, London
Lindsay Lohan, yes Lindsay Lohan, makes her stage debut in David Mamet's Hollywood satire. She plays Karen, (Madonna's part in the play's 1988 debut), a secretary who persuades a film producer to dump his film idea for a sure-fire commercial hit. If it's hard to fathom Lohan making rehearsals, let alone live shows, note that much of her part is comprised of reading aloud from a book.
Rated 53 %
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Electra
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Electra
Opens: 22/09/2014 Closes: 20/12/2014 Old Vic, London
Tragedy is the air at the Old Vic – not because of any disastrous lack of talent. Ian Rickson, the director behind many a recent stage hit and Kristin Scott Thomas team up for a contemporary adaptation of Sophocles, by classics connoisseur Frank McGuinness. Electra and her brother Orestes seek bloody revenge for the murder of their father.
Rated 82
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The Angry Brigade
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The Angry Brigade
Opens: 18/09/2014 Closes: 25/10/2014 UK tour
British anarchists The Angry Brigade were behind a number of non-fatal bombings in the early 1970s, chiefly targeting homes of Tory MPs. Writer James Graham, who expertly brought to life the machinations of Parliament in the same decade in This House last year, now explores the dissidents who had had it with the establishment, and were doing something about it.
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Dr Scroggy's War
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Dr Scroggy's War
Opens: 12/09/2014 Closes: 10/10/2014 Shakespeare's Globe
After his award-winning hit, Anne Boleyn, Howard Brenton writes another new play for the Globe. A young lieutenant is injured in the trenches and sent to groundbreaking facial reconstructive surgeon, Harold Gillies. Mystery abounds when ‘Doctor Scroggy’ starts appearing on the ward at night, bearing champagne...
Rated 70 %
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Ballyturk
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Ballyturk
Opens: 11/09/2014 Closes: 11/10/2014 National Theatre, London
Actor Cillian Murphy has done well out of the playwright Enda Walsh, co-writer of Steve McQueen's Hunger and adaptor of Once for the theatre - the latter's violent 1996 debut playDisco Pigs launched both their careers. Murphy joins Stephen Rea in a new, typically off-kilter Walsh piece about madness and storytelling.
Rated 62 %
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True West
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True West
Opens: 04/09/2014 Closes: 04/10/2014 Tricycle Theatre, London
Stars including Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Malkovich have been drawn to this fierce two-hander, written in 1980 by Sam Shepard (who has apparently seen this revival and loved it). Two brothers, one a Hollywood screenwriter, the other a petty thief with a one-shot idea, gradually turn feral in their mother’s California home. As eviscerations of the American dream go, this one packs a real punch.
Rated 75 %
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