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Six of the best: Theatre | Theatre reviews, news & interviews

Six of the best: Theatre

Emil and the Mormons: a bit of everything in theartsdesk's tips

King Charles III: right royal entertainment at the AlmeidaJohan Persson


PLAYS

Another Country, Trafalgar Studios **** Julian Mitchell’s 1981 masterpiece comes to the West End in an engrossing and moving production. Until 22 Jun

As You Like It, Tobacco Factory, Bristol **** Dark and unsettling version of Shakespeare comedy. Until 2 May

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. From 12 Apr

Jeeves and Wooster: Perfect Nonsense, Duke of York's Theatre **** P.G. Wodehouse's beloved characters hit the West End in a new, fast-paced comedy

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


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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