London's theatre calendar is flooded with exciting new shows, big names and hotshot directors, and there's no way anyone can see them all. Check out our latest theatre reviews for the full rundown, or shortcut to the list below for ten critics' choice theatre shows opening in London this month that you won't regret booking for.
London's top ten new theatre shows
Well-regarded fringe stalwarts the Faction Theatre Company take a step towards the big time with this intriguing project: a production of Shakespeare's battle of the sexes comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing' set in the world of fashion and performed in actual Selfridges in its new performance venue, the reFASHIONed Theatre.Read more
Directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento, Southwark Playhouse's 'big' summer musicals are reknowned for rehabilitating flop shows of the past, so this should be interesting: 'Allegro' is Rodgers and Hammerstein's first dud - it's the decidedly measured tale of an ordinary, principled Midwesterner who goes into medicine and learns the value of family.Read more
Pop-up venue Found111 continues to cement itself into the London theatre scene with new black comedy 'Unfaithful'. Owen McCafferty's drama has a cast of well-known celebrity faces including Sean Campion, Niamh Cusack, Ruta Gedmintas and Matthew Lewis. They'll star in a taut story of two relationships on the brink, directed by Adam Penford.Read more
Anton Chekhov's reputation as one of the greatest playwrights who ever lived is almost entirely predicated on four works: 'Uncle Vanya', 'Three Sisters', 'The Cherry Orchard' and 'The Seagull'. But this trilogy of adaptations from David Hare – which caused a huge splash at Chichester Festival Theatre last year – did much to dispel the idea that his early stuff was mere juvenilia.Read more
Adam Brace made a name for himself with his explosive debut play 'Stovepipe', a promenade production about the Iraq War. That was seven years ago, but this is a very promising looking second play: top director Michael Longhurst directs a provocative new dra,a about a Brit trying to stage a festival to raise awareness of conflict in the Congo.Read more