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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

A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic **** Gillian Anderson seems born to play Blanche DuBois, in this inventive and intense rendering of the Williams classic. Until 19 Sept

King Charles III, Wyndham's Theatre **** Pigott-Smith is the jewel in the crown of a provocative political comedy. Until 29 Nov

My Night with Reg, Donmar Warehouse ***** Exquisite play about AIDS movingly revived after playwright Kevin Elyot's death. Until 27 Sept

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

The James Plays, National Theatre **** Rona Munro's enthralling history cycle bursts with Scottish regal life. Until 29 October

True West, Tricycle Theatre **** Sam Shepard’s tale of sibling rivalry and the sad underbelly of the American Dream prevails against almost too much mayhem. Until 4 Oct

MUSICALS

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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