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.
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Shrug off the last of the Christmassy social awkwardness with this UK premiere of Roland Schimmelpfennig's family comedy. It's a bittersweet story of a couple who are reluctantly hosting a parent for the holidays - and the man she's picked up on the train comes along for the ride, too.
This heartbreaking family show is inspired by the 2004 Beslan school siege in Russia - but don't let that stop you going. Brussels-based company Bronks made a hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe with their imaginative, witty show, which highlights all the different ways children react to extreme situations.
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Joe's Southern Table & Bar
This kitchen and cocktail bar - previously Joe's Southern Kitchen, and before that, Navajo Joe - sits in the heart of Covent Garden in an enormous converted warehouse. The bar sweeps down the length of the double-height building and boasts one of the largest collections of tequilas, mezcals and rums in London. There's a follow up now too, in Kentish Town. The food menu promises classic Southern cooking. Expect, then, dishes such as cajun shrimp with a black bean stew, jalapeno poppers, chilli made with slow-braised beef brisket, mac 'n' cheese and blackened catfish fillet with collard greens. Wings, burgers and Big Apple hot dogs also feature. The bar downstairs, Cocktail Baby, offers house tunes alongside French martinis, mojitos, amaretto sours and cocktails with a Southern slant, like the smokey joe - Jim Beams Devil's Cut bourbon with tobacco liquor and barrel bitters.
"Haven't tried one of our avocado buns yet? You don't know what you're missing!"