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THE BRAILLE LEGACY

THE BRAILLE LEGACY

The inspiring story of Louis Braille who invented the Braille alphabet. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed 2.30pm; Sat 3pm. Tickets £17.50-£39.50. Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers St, WC2N 6NL. T: 0844-493 0650. Station: Charing Cross. E8.

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY

A hilarious play about six incompetent crooks desperate to get hold of a diamond, from the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong. Tue, Thur & Fri 7.30pm; Wed 2.30pm; Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sun 3pm & 7pm. Tickets £20-£49.50. The Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, W1V 9LB. T: 0844-815 6131. www.thecomedyabouta bankrobbery.com. Station: Piccadilly Circus. E7.

COMMON

Anne-Marie Duff
Anne-Marie Duff

From 30 May: A thief is set on winning back her old home. Stars Anne-Marie Duff . Check for times. Tickets £15-£50. National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 9PX. T: 020-7452 3000. www.national theatre.org.uk. Station: Waterloo. E8.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

A boy with learning difficulties solves a mystery. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £29.50-£125. Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6AR. T: 0844-482 5130. www.curiouson stage.com. Station: Leicester Square. E7.

DON JUAN IN SOHO

DON JUAN IN SOHO

David Tennant stars in this funny and filthy play. Loosely based on Molière’s tragicomedy, this modern update transports the action to contemporary London. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £10-£75. Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0DA. T: 0844482 5120. www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk. Station: Leicester Square. E7.

FAULTY TOWERS: THE DINING EXPERIENCE

FAULTY TOWERS THE DINING EXPERIENCE

Seventies-style dining and interactive comedy combine in this theatrical experience based on the cult TV comedy. Tickets £59-£69. Please check for days, times and venues.

THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?

THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA

Dark, comical play starring Damian Lewis. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 3pm (no shows 29 May-3 Jun). Tickets £15-£99. Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, SW1Y 4HT. T: 020-7930 8800. www.trh.co.uk. Station: Piccadilly Circus. E7.

LIFE OF GALILEO

LIFE OF GALILEO

From 6 May: Brecht’s masterpiece is directed by BAFTA winner Joe Wright. Mon- Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £10-£38. Young Vic, 66 The Cut, SE1 8LZ. T: 020-7922 2922. www.youngvic.org. Station: Waterloo. F9.

THE MISER

THE MISER

Molière’s fast-moving comedy with Griff Rhys Jones. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £15-£87.50. Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0HH. T: 0844-482 9673. www.garricktheatre.org. Station: Leicester Square. E7/8.

THE MOUSETRAP

THE MOUSETRAP

A murderer strikes in this whodunnit. Please check for times and prices. St Martin’s Theatre, West St, WC2H 9NZ. T: 0844-499 1515. www.the- mousetrap.co.uk. Station: Leicester Square. D7.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

Slapstick comedy about a drama society. Tue- Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm; Sun 3pm & 7pm. Tickets £22-£67.50. Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine St, WC2B 5LA. T: 0844-482 9672. www.theplaythatgoeswrong.com. Station: Covent Garden. D8.

THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI

THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI

Small-time crook Arturo Ui (Lenry Henry) wants to make a name for himself. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £10-£40. Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham St, WC2H 9LX. T: 0844-871 7624. www.donmarwarehouse.com. Station: Covent Garden. D8.

TWELFTH NIGHT

TWELFTH-NIGHT

From 18 May: Shakespeare’s story about twins who are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria. Please check for times. Tickets £5-£45. Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT. T: 020-7401 9919. Station: Blackfriars. E10.

UGLY LIES THE BONE

UGLY LIES THE BONE

Hard-hitting play about a soldier scarred from fighting on the frontline. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.15pm. Tickets £15-£50. National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 9PX. T: 020-7452 3000. www.national theatre.org.uk. Station: Waterloo. E8.

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF

To 27 May: When a married couple host a boozy get-together, a bizarre truth is revealed. Stars Imelda Staunton. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £15-£90. Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton St, SW1Y 4DN. T: 0844- 871 7622. www.whosafraidofvirginia woolf.co.uk. Station: Piccadilly Circus. E7.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

A spooky story, adapted from Susan Hill’s gothic novel, about a lawyer who visits a remote house to settle affairs after a woman’s death. Tue- Sat 8pm; Tue & Thur 3pm (not 23 May); Sat 4pm. Tickets £19.50-£60. Fortune Theatre, Russell St, WC2B 5HH. T: 0844-871 7626. www.thewomanin black.com. Station: Covent Garden. D8.

WOYZECK

WOYZECK

From 13 May: It’s 1980s Berlin. The Cold War rages and the world sits at a crossroads between capitalism and communism. Stars John Boyega. Check for times. Tickets £12-£60. The Old Vic, The Cut, SE1 8NB. T: 0844-871 7628. www.oldvictheatre.com. Station: Waterloo. F9.

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