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3 Winters
Opens: 10/12/2014 Closes: 03/02/2015 National Theatre, London
The personal and the political collide in Howard Davies staging of Tena Štivičić's powerful drama. The Kos family's Zagreb home reflects the rise and fall of communism and their country's recent accession to the EU. It's a tour through Croatian history, which reviewers so far encourage theatregoers to swot up on before viewing.
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Golem
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Golem
Opens: 09/12/2014 Closes: 17/01/2015 Young Vic, London
Theatre company 1927 brings to life a skewed, cartoonish silent-cinema world and is at the vanguard of stagecraft gadgetry. Past glories include The Animals and Children Took to the Streets and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. This new show looks at the meeting of man and machine.
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Hope
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Hope
Opens: 26/11/2014 Closes: 10/01/2015 Jerwood Theatre, London
Writer-in-demand and workaholic Jack Thorne follows the success of his TV work (E4's Glue and mini-series This is England '86) and his critically acclaimed stage plays (Let the Right One InStuart a Life Backwards) with his most political effort yet - a scathing criticism of current cuts to local government, which draws on Thorne's own experience as a labour member in his local Luton. 
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Exit The King
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Exit The King
Opens: 20/11/2014 Closes: 20/12/2014 Ustinov Studio, Bath
Sod festive cheer, the Ustinov's Black Comedy series culminates in its most miserable yet. Laurence Boswell directs Eugene Ionesco's absurdist comic drama, in which the once powerful 400-year-old King Berenger (Alun Armstrong) muses philosophically on his deathbed. His passing could also spell the end of everything.
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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.
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Urinetown
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Urinetown
Opens: 29/09/2014 Closes: 24/01/2015 Apollo Theatre, London
Policemen casually wipe the blood from their faces in the British debut for this badly named musical. Set in a draught-afflicted future city, it delivers an eco, anti-capitalist message via razor sharp musical pastiche and picked up a host of Tonys on its Broadway appearance a decade ago. UK director Jamie Lloyd has ramped up the brutality – expect catchy tunes, big laughs and chilling totalitarianism.
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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.  
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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.
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