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Six of the best: Theatre

King Charles III and the Mormons: a bit of everything in theartsdesk's tips

King Charles III: right royal entertainment at the AlmeidaJohan Persson


PLAYS

A View From the Bridge, Young Vic ***** Arthur Miller classic returns to the stage stripped back and stirred up. Until 7 Jun

King Charles III, Almeida Theatre **** The meaning of royalty cleverly probed by Mike Bartlett. Until 31 May

Good People, Noël Coward Theatre **** Imelda Staunton stars in American import about class which is both funny and moving. Until 14 Jun

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

Relative Values, Harold Pinter Theatre **** Trevor Nunn is back on form in a straight production that lets Coward's play do the talking. Until 21 Jun

The School for Scheming, Orange Tree Theatre **** A 19th-century comedy full of witty observations, sly mimicry and sarcastic asides. Until 17 May

MUSICALS

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Savoy Theatre *** Film-to-stage musical will leave no one feeling conned

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

The Beautiful Game, Union Theatre **** Spirited revival of Lloyd Webber's football musical. Until 3 May

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

Urinetown, St James Theatre **** Broadway sleeper hit takes on a darker tone in its London debut. Until 3 May

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