Ten must-see theatre shows in March
It’s a star-studded start to Spring, with Daniel Radcliffe, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant and Danny Huston all treading the boards this March! There are also a couple of interesting new works at the National Theatre, and a Gershwin-extravaganza in the West End.
Ugly Lies the Bone at the National Theatre
US playwright Lindsay Ferrentino makes her UK debut with Ugly Lies the Bones, the story of a returning war vet who uses virtual reality therapy to deal with her demons. Kate Fleetwood takes the lead alongside British sitcom stalwarts Kris Marshall and Ralf Little.
Ugly Lies the Bone is at the National Theatre from 22nd February until 6th June 2017, with a press night on Wednesday 1st March, for further information or to book visit here.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Old Vic
The first in a string of star-driven vehicles in March, the Old Vic’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is notable for including in its cast Harry Potter himself Daniel Radcliffe. The Boy Who Lived is joined by Joshua McGuire as the other half of the duo, and David Haig as The Player.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is at the Old Vic from 25th February until 29th April 2017, with a press night on Tuesday 7th March. Book your tickets here.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Announced after the death of Edward Albee last year, this West End production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has a mouth-watering cast. Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway make up the younger couple, while Game of Thrones’ Conleth Hill and stage and screen legend Imelda Staunton take on the roles made immortal by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 27th February until 2nd June 2017, with a press night on Thursday 9th March. Book your tickets here.
a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) at Royal Court Theatre
The latest play from debbie green tucker, profoundly has an impressive cast packed into the Royal Court’s upstairs space, including Meera Syal and Gary Beadle. The website is pretty enigmatic about the plot, merely stating “Three couples. What might be. What once was. What could have been”.
a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) is at the Royal Court from 28th February until 1st April 2017, for further information or to book visit here.
My County; a work in progress at the National Theatre
One of the most intriguing plays on the National Theatre’s 2017 slate, My Country; a work in progress is the result of conversations held up and down Britain in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. Carol Ann Duffy has then taken these talks and turned them into something for the stage, where Britannia calls a meeting to listen to her people.
My Country; a work in progress is at the National Theatre from 28th February until 22nd March 2017, with a press night on Friday 10th March, for further information or to book visit here.
Limehouse at the Donmar Warehouse
The first new production at the Donmar Warehouse this year, Steve Waters’s Limehouse focuses on the formation of the Gang of Four, the founding leaders of the Social Democratic Party. The small cast is made up of Paul Chahidi, Debra Gillett, Nathalie Armin, Tom Goodman-Hill and, most excitingly, Roger Allam.
Limehouse is at the Donmar Warehouse from 2nd March until 15th April 2017, with a press night on Wednesday 8th March, for further information or to book visit here.
Seventeen at Lyric Hammersmith
In what sounds like a fascinating idea, Matthew Whittet’s Seventeen sees all the usual trials and tribulations of your late teens filtered through a cast of septuagenarians. It promises to shed a bittersweet new light on our ideas of adolescence and adulthood.
Seventeen is at Lyric Hammersmith from 4th March until 8th April 2017, with a press night on Tuesday 14th March. Book your tickets here.
An American in Paris at Dominion Theatre
Tony award-winning musical An American in Paris, based on the 1951 film of the same name, finally arrives at the Dominion Theatre this month, with Robert Fairchild and Leane Cope reprising their Broadway roles as the two leads.
An American in Paris is at Dominion Theatre from 4th March until 30th September 2017, with a press night on Tuesday 21st March. Book your tickets here.
The Kid Stays in the Picture at the Royal Court
Chronicling the rise and fall (and sort of rise again) of Robert Evans, the film producer behind the likes of The Godfather and Chinatown, Complicite brings The Kid Stays in the Picture to the Royal Court complete with direction from Simon McBurney and UK theatre debut from Danny Huston.
The Kid Stays in the Picture is at the Royal Court from 7th March until 8th April 2017, with a press night on Wednesday 15th March, for further information or to book visit here.
Don Juan in Soho at Wyndham’s Theatre
The latest big name to take up residence at the Wyndham’s Theatre, former Doctor Who star David Tennant is set to romp through Soho in Patrick Marber’s update of Moliere’s Don Juan. Marber has been on a bit of a theatrical tear of late and, not content with just writing, is sitting in the director’s chair this time around.
Don Juan in Soho is at Wyndham’s Theatre from 17th March until 10th June 2017, with a press night on Tuesday 28th March. Book your tickets here.