Approaching Empty – Kiln Theatre, London
Kiln Theatre joins forces with Tamasha and Live Theatre to present the premiere of Ishy Din’s new play inspired by the playwright’s experience of working as a taxi driver. Telling the story of three generations of taxi drivers in the North East, it opens on January 14.
Stop and Search – Arcola Theatre, London
Outlying Islands – King’s Head Theatre, London
Atticist follows its acclaimed production of Steven Berkoff’s East with a revival of David Greig’s 2002 play, inspired by the true story of the British government’s decision to bomb a Scottish island with anthrax during the Second World War. It opens on January 15.
Our Lady of Kibeho – Royal and Derngate, Northampton
James Dacre, who directed the acclaimed production of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop at Theatre503 in 2009, brings the playwright’s 2015 work, based on a true story of events that took place in 1980s Rwanda in which young girls saw visions of violence that seemed to foretell the Rwandan genocide. With a cast including Gabrielle Brooks and Yasmin Mwanza, it opens on January 16.
Abigail’s Party – Theatre Royal Brighton
Jodie Prenger takes on the iconic role of Beverly in a new touring version of the classic play by Mike Leigh. The tour opens in Brighton on January 17 and tours until April 2019.