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Six of the best: Theatre

A bit of everything in theartsdesk's stage tips

Greg Wise (left) back on stage after 17 years, with Oliver Gromm in 'Kill Me Now' at the Park TheatreAlex Brenner


PLAYS


Behind the Beautiful Forevers, National Theatre **** Rufus Norris staging works both on its own terms and as a bold sign of what's to come. Until 13 Apr

Game, Almeida Theatre **** Mike Bartlett’s new play about the housing crisis shoots from the hip. Until 4 Apr

Happy Days, Young Vic ***** The great Juliet Stevenson mesmerises in Beckett's tragic-heroic role of a lifetime. Until 21 Mar

Kill Me Now, Park Theatre **** Greg Wise in a searing Canadian import about disability, parenting and mortality. Until 29 Mar

Taken at Midnight, Theatre Royal Haymarket **** Penelope Wilton triumphs as a mother who defies the Nazis in fighting for her lawyer son. Until 14 Mar

Treasure Island, National Theatre **** The children's classic sets sail with Arthur Darvill aboard. Until 8 Apr

MUSICALS

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

Cats, London Palladium *** The danciest British musical ever is back.

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

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

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Playhouse Theatre *** Almodovar's Madrid mayhem moved from screen to musical stage, breathlessly

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