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 – Killer Joe (Trafalgar Studios)

See Orlando Bloom play a cop with a side job as a hitman in this thriller by Tracy Letts. Joe Cooper’s latest job is going smoothly, until a chance meeting causes him to question his actions. Find out more in our interview with co-star Sophie Cookson. BOOK NOW

The premiere choice – Spiral (Park Theatre)

Following his daughter’s disappearance, a teacher attempts to distract himself from the pain by hiring an escort. It is a rash decision that changes both their lives. Playwright Abigail Hood stars in this drama which was inspired by a letter in a London newspaper. BOOK NOW

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

Discover the story of Emilia Bassano, who has almost disappeared from history, except for the suggestion that she might be the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets. This all-female production aims to tell her story properly.

The innovative choice – Silk Road (How To Buy Drugs Online) (Trafalgar Studios)

Silk Road (How To Buy Drugs Online) (Image: Nick Rutter, courtesy of Kate Morley PR)
Silk Road (How To Buy Drugs Online) (Image: Nick Rutter, courtesy of Kate Morley PR)

Catch the first stage show ever to be funded by Bitcoin, as Silk Road comes to the West End. Inspired by interviews with online drug dealers, it delves into the world of the dark web, drugs, gangsters and 21st century pirates.

The acclaimed choice – Homos, Or Everyone In America (Finborough Theatre)

Homos, Or Everyone In America at Finborough Theatre (Image: Dan Radley-Bennett, courtesy of Kate Morley PR)
Homos, Or Everyone In America at Finborough Theatre (Image: Dan Radley-Bennett, courtesy of Kate Morley PR)

Follow two men who meet in a New York bar and embark on a journey of love and discovery in the age of equality. Award-winning actors Tyrone Huntley and Harry McEntire lead the cast of this European premiere.