Five shows to see this week

Our guide to the London shows you need to see right now

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Which London productions should you see to brighten up your week? We have five suggestions for the shows to see this week:

The last-chance choice – Lonely Planet (Trafalgar Studios)

Lonely Planet at Trafalgar Studios. (Image: Richard Hubert Smith)
Lonely Planet at Trafalgar Studios. (Image: Richard Hubert Smith)

Steven Dietz’s acclaimed drama tells the storyof two friends, Jody and Carl, attempting to find their way through the Aids epidemic of the 1980s. Catch it before its short run ends on 7 July.

The musical choice – Knights Of The Rose (Arts Theatre)

Knights Of The Rose at Arts Theatre
Knights Of The Rose at Arts Theatre

Rock classics combine with a tale of knights and heroism in this new musical set in the age of chivalry and serfs. Songs from Bon Jovi, Bonnie Tyler, No Doubt and more accompany this story of a struggle to defend what is right. BOOK NOW

The family choice – The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Piccadilly Theatre)

When an unexpected visitor arrives at young Sophie’s house, he’s extremely hungry and eats almost everything in sight. In this stage adaptation of the children’s picture book, that guest happens to be a tiger! BOOK NOW

The circus choice – Peepshow (Underbelly Festival)

Circa's Peepshow at Underbelly
Circa’s Peepshow at Underbelly

Wonder  acrobatic feats and physical skill in this new show from circus superstars Circa. As well as stunning you with what the human body can achieve, Peepshow also explores ideas of gender, sexuality, watching and being watched.

The premiere choice – Incoming Festival (New Diorama Theatre)

My Bee & Me at Pleasance Theatre
My Bee & Me at Incoming Festival

See some of the hottest new  theatre-makers in the UK at this festival, which offers emerging artists the chance to shine. This year’s Incoming Festival features 20 companies performing across two cities. The shows cover everything from bees and drones, to relationships and a boy who throws his heart away.