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Six of the best: Theatre

Let the right Mormons in: a bit of everything in theartsdesk's tips

All the world's a stag: Shakespeare in Love in the West EndJohan Persson


PLAYS

 

Hotel, National Theatre **** Polly Stenham’s brilliant new play is a terrifying thriller set in a luxury tropical resort. Until 2 Aug

Let The Right One In, Apollo Theatre **** A triumphant transfer for the beautiful, melancholy vampire drama

Medea, National Theatre **** An updating of Euripides which retains its mythical power. Until 4 Sept

Shakespeare in Love, Noël Coward Theatre **** A joyous, ebullient adaptation whose real romance is with theatre itself. Until 25 Oct

Skylight, Wyndham's Theatre ***** David Hare's domestic epic dazzles anew. Until 23 Aug

The Crucible, Old Vic **** Richard Armitage stars in an intense new production of Arthur Miller's chamber drama. Until 13 Sept

MUSICALS


Carousel, Arcola Theatre ****
Rodgers and Hammerstein classic sings out with renewed vigour. Until 19 Jul

Forbidden Broadway, Menier Chocolate Factory **** The stars cut down to size by scabrous musical spoof. Until 16 Aug

Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatre **** The RSC's production of Dahl's classic is a feast for eyes, ears - and heart

Once, Phoenix Theatre **** Broadway Tony-winner makes quietly bravura London transfer

Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre ***** 25 years on, Boublil and Schönberg's celebrated musical thrills anew

The Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre ***** The dirty-talking, big-hearted musical from the talents behind South Park is satirical heaven

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