Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey in The Last Five Years (Photo: Scott Rylander)
Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey in The Last Five Years (Photo: Scott Rylander)

ICYMI: Five picks from this week in theatre

Published November 5, 2016

Remember, remember, the fifth of November – gunpowder, treason etc. etc. But if you find that the date has snuck up on you this time around, then not to worry – it’s been one action-packed week in Theatreland, with plenty of exciting announcements and openings. Here’s our pick of the coverage from the past week:

  1. November shows to see

A bold statement it may be, but this really isn’t just any old month in Theatreland. Ahead of a real smorgasbord of theatrical openings, we’ve picked out the highlights for you this November, and explained why tickets to them will be right at the top of our (keenly early) Christmas lists.

  1. David Tennant returns to West End

David Tennant in Don Juan In Soho

David Tennant in Don Juan In Soho

As a former Time Lord (or Doctor Who), David Tennant knows a thing or two about making a timely entrance. So the news that he’s set to return to the West End to lead updated tragicomedy Don Juan In Soho has got us prepped to snap up tickets for early 2017.

  1. The Last Five Years Press Night

Samantha Barks. Jonathan Bailey. Jason Robert Brown. And one heck of a press night. We caught up with all three at the event for The Last Five Years at the St James Theatre, and spoke to them about what the beloved show means to them.

  1. Deny, Deny, Deny at the Park Theatre

Jonathan Maitland’s Deny, Deny, Deny is a searing and provocative work that raises profound questions about the ethics of sport. Official London Theatre’s Dan Austin explored Finsbury Park, home of the Park Theatre and the show, and mapped out some top places to visit when you come to see it.

  1. Which theatrical job is right for you?

A workshop at TheatreCraft 2015 (Photo: Alex Rumford)

A workshop at TheatreCraft 2015 (Photo: Alex Rumford)

Ahead of TheatreCraft, the free non-performance careers fair for anyone aged 16-25 on Monday 14 November, we’ve pieced together a not-totally scientific quiz to help you figure out which area of the industry might be for you.