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A-listers, big-hitters and radical revivals make for a thrilling month of theatre. Here are the five London plays to see in May
Writer and director Anthony Neilson takes us into a stale, sexless long term relationship in the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Dance carves a niche for itself in LIFT 2018 with four very diverse shows in a range of London venues
Maverick director Joe Hill-Gibbins revives scandalous black comedy Absolute Hell, over 50 years since it shocked and horrified the masses
Geeks rule in sassy new musical about a teenager who dreams up a comic book blockbuster
Wondering what theatre to book and what plays to see? From fringe to West End: London's best theatre
The magical worlds of Disney's Fantasia come to life in a new multi-sensory immersive show at The Vaults
Romola Garai stars in a political, provocative new play by Ella Hickson
Public Acts invites a huge company of Londoners to join professional actors on stage in a community production of Pericles
Five world premieres, 1500 illuminated pigeons, a new Punchdrunk and much more make for an enticing 2018 London Festival of International Theatre
Travel back to the glamorous 1930s for a five-course feast with a murderous twist
Writer Laura Wade skewers sexist notions of perfect housewives in new play Home, I'm Darling
David Haig's D-Day drama transfers to the West End after impressing at the Park Theatre
Avant-garde playwright Eugène Ionesco will be performed at the National Theatre for the first time as Patrick Marber adapts Exit the King
Brian Vernal on stage vs screen, pre-show nerves and getting into acting
This superlative revival of Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece has substance, form and a formidably talented team – now there's another chance to see it
Kwame Kwei-Armah's first season as artistic director of the Young Vic Theatre is joyous, intersectional and just a little bit traditional too
Stephen Adly Guirgis's taut, dark comedy set in murderers' row is revived at the Young Vic
Young Vic revives a modern masterpiece by Black Panther star Danai Gurira
Bat Out of Hell returns to the Dominion Theatre
New Young Vic artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah starts tenure with the Shakespeare musical that dazzled in NYC
Sex, scandal and show business return to London as Cuba Gooding Jnr stars in a sultry revival of Chicago
Jane Horrocks stars in a new play about a world where kids comes with instruction manuals and refund policies
After impressing at the Fringe Ontroerend Goed's play about human extinction comes to Battersea Arts Centre
Baz Lurhman's ballroom comedy, a murderous teen movie and cheerleaders galore: three films adapted for the London Stage
Murderous teen movie Heathers gets a musical theatre makeover at The Other Palace
A classic fairy tale takes to the high seas: board the Puppet Theatre Barge to see Little Red Riding Hood like never before
London's best open air theatre: summer is coming and culture's heading outside with a season of unmissable outdoor performances across the city
Mark Rylance lends star power to artistic director Michelle Terry's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe
Here's where to find the famous actors: London theatre 2018 is aglow with stars including Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen and Vanessa Kirby
After impressing at the Hampstead Theatre, David Hare's The Moderate Soprano brings the charming story Glyndebourne opera to the West End
The unstoppable playwright behind Ink and Labour of Love hits the jackpot once more with this witty game-show drama