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 – The Moderate Soprano (Duke of York’s Theatre)

The Moderate Soprano at the Duke of York's Theatre. (Image: Manuel Harlan)
The Moderate Soprano at the Duke of York’s Theatre. (Image: Manuel Harlan)

Discover the story behind Glyndebourne Festival’s creation in this acclaimed play. Roger Allam stars as John Christie, the opera fan who makes his dream of running an opera venue come true. BOOK NOW

The Tony Award-winning choice – The King And I (London Palladium)

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical follows Anna Leonowens, an English tutor who begins a new job working for the King of Siam. Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe star in the show that includes timeless songs Shall We Dance, Getting To Know You and Something Wonderful. BOOK NOW

The other Tony Award-winning choice – Fun Home (Young Vic)

Fun Home at Young Vic (Image courtesy of Young Vic)
Fun Home at Young Vic (Image courtesy of Young Vic)

The winner of five Tony Awards during its New York run, Fun Home is based on Alison Bechdel’s autobiographical novel. The story follows Alison from her childhood in a funeral home to coming out in college and falling in love.

The classic musical choice – Kiss Me, Kate (London Coliseum)

See Opera North’s hit production of Cole Porter’s musical set within an acting company. It is the opening night of a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming Of The Shrew, but with tangled love lives and interfering gangsters there’s as much action off stage as on. BOOK NOW

The open-air choice – The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare’s Globe)

The Winter's Tale at Shakespeare's Globe
The Winter’s Tale at Shakespeare’s Globe

Watch a show in the summer sun with The Winter’s Tale at Shakespeare’s Globe. Part tragedy, part comedy, the story follows the results of King Leontes’ jealous actions that shatter his family.