Top theatre shows in London

Our critics' pick of the must see plays this season

Our critics' tips for the best new plays that will be coming to London this autumn. You can buy tickets to recommended theatre shows and review scores will be added once the shows have opened.

  • 4. Cabaret

    Rating: 4/5
    Oct 3-Jan 19 2013, Savoy Theatre

    Will Young impresses in this revival of Rufus Norris's sinister, stylised 2006 production of Kander and Ebb's unsettling musical.

  • 5. The Effect

    Nov 6-Feb 23 2013, National Theatre, Cottesloe

    After the blockbuster success of 'Enron', its dream team of director Rupert Goold and playwright Lucy Prebble are reunited for this 'clinical romance' about sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine. Billie Piper stars.

  • 6. Twelfth Night

    Nov 2-Feb 3 2013, Apollo Shaftesbury

    England's greatest stage actor Mark Rylance and England's greatest Englishman Stephen Fry star as Olivia and Malvolio in this West End transfer for the Globe's sold-out revival.

  • 7. All That Fall

    NewRating: 4/5
    Nov 6-24, Arts Theatre

    This live production of Beckett's 1957 radio play to be performed anywhere other than the tiny Jermyn Theatre has proven unfounded as it transfers to the Arts.

  • 9. Constellations

    Nov 9-Jan 5 2013, Duke of York's Theatre

    Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall return to star in Nick Payne's delightful riff on love, death, beekeeping and parallel universes, which transfers to the West End after a sold out run in the Royal Court's tiny Upstairs in January.

  • 10. The Architects

    Nov 27-Jan 6 2013, V22

    Prepare to lose yourself in a modern-day maze based upon the legend of the minotaur as the always envelope-pushing Shunt collective takes over Bermondsey's Biscuit Factory.