LONDON NOW (FEBRUARY-MARCH)
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 9PX T: 020 7452 3000
Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Sam Mendes' eagerly
anticipated production of Shakespeare's tragedy. Set in a present
day totalitarian state, an aged king decides to divide his kingdom
between his three daughters, according to which of them is most
eloquent in praising him in a chilling public ceremony. Mendes take
on the tale of familial strife is as fresh and invigorating as it
is heartbreakingly tragic, and ultimately unmissable.
Until 28th May 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DA T: 0844 482
Josie Rourke's critically-lauded production is the first major
British revival of Conor McPherson's celebrated modern ghost story.
In a remote Irish pub, four old friends attempt to impress a young
female stranger with their spooky tales, however the night soon
takes a dramatic turn more real and unsettling than any of them
could have foreseen.
Until 19th April 2014