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Six of the best: Theatre

McKellen and Stewart's haunting 'No Man's Land' leads theartsdesk's stage tips

Knight watch: two theatrical titans anchor a haunting, unmissable 'No Man's Land'Johan Persson


PLAYS

No Man's Land, Wyndham's Theatre ★★★★★ McKellen, Stewart and Pinter combine for a haunting, unmissable production. Until 17 Dec

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, National Theatre ★★★★★ Lee 'Billy Elliot' Hall adapts book about six convent girls, with miraculous results. Until 1 Oct

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Palace Theatre ★★★★★ The continuing story of JK Rowling's witches and wizards works its magic onstage. Currently booking until Dec 2017

Young Chekhov, National Theatre ★★★★/★★★★/★★★★ Chekhovathon builds to a shattering climax. Until 8 Oct

Things I Know To Be True, Lyric Hammersmith ★★★★ Love hurts in Andrew Bovell's shattering family portrait. Until 1 Oct

Jess and Joe Forever, Orange Tree Theatre ★★★★ New coming-of-age play is quirky, funny, moving and threatrically thrilling. Until 8 Oct

 

MUSICALS

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

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