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

Six of the best: Theatre

A thrilling revival of contemporary classic 'Blue/Orange' leads theartsdesk's stage tips

Battle of wills: Luke Norris, David Haig and Daniel Kaluuya in 'Blue/Orange'Johan Persson


Blue/Orange, Young Vic ★★★★Revival of Joe Penhall's contemporary classic is superbly staged and brilliantly performed. Until 2 Jul

The Flick, National Theatre ★★★★ Annie Baker makes the ordinary extraordinary. Until 15 Jun

People, Places & Things, Wyndham's Theatre ★★★★ Denise Gough reprises her tour-de-force performance as the recalcitrant recovering addict. Until 18 Jun

The Invisible Hand, Tricycle Theatre ★★★★ New play that examines global economics and radical Islam is right on the money. Until 2 Jul

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's Globe ★★★★ New artistic director Emma Rice makes a joyfully irreverent start. Until 11 Sept

Human Animals, Royal Court Theatre ★★★ New drama about an ecological catastrophe is wildly imaginative and thought-provoking. Until 18 Jun


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Aldwych Theatre ★★★★ With Katie Brayben as the prolific songwriter, a star is born in London as on Broadway

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

Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre ★★★★ Broadway Tony-winner comes home in its West End debut

Sunny Afternoon, Harold Pinter Theatre ★★★★ Ray Davies's Kinks saga has heart and soul as well as musical brawn

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

Guys and Dolls, Phoenix Theatre ★★★★ The all-time Broadway great remains a reassuringly safe bet. Until 30 Oct

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