London Previews, Openings and Closings -- Week of Feb. 8

News   London Previews, Openings and Closings -- Week of Feb. 8
 
Openings:

Openings:


Naked by Pirandello at the Almeida Theatre in Islington. Starring Juliette Binoche, winner of the Oscar Award for her performance in The English Patient, the story is about a young woman who seeks refuge with a middle age novelist after the death of a child in her care. Previews begin Feb. 12; opens Feb. 18. For information and tickets call (0171) 359 4404


Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, presented by Michael Boyd. This production of the classic tragi-comedy about love, deceit, and misunderstanding opened at the Straford Theatre with mixed reviews. Previews begin Feb. 12; opens at the RSC Barbican Feb. 17. For information and tickets call (0171) 638 8891


Henry VIII by William Shakespeare, directed by Gregory Doran. Starring Paul Jesson as Henry, and Jane Lapotaire as the suffering Queen Katherine. Design by Robert Jones. Previews begin Feb.11 at the Young Vic; opens Feb. 18. For information and tickets: (0171) 928 6363


Everyman: Katie Mitchell opens her first season as director of The Other Place in Straford with this medieval morality play about an unknown writer examining the meaning of life in the face of the reality of death. Featuring Josette Bushell-Mingo and Paul Hamilton, directed by Katherine Hunter and Marcello Magni Everyman begins previews Feb. 11; opens Feb. 16 at The Pit, RSC Barbican. For information and tickets: (0171) 638 8891
Closings:


The Merry Wives Of Windsor at the Barbican Theatre. Ended Feb. 7.


Neverland at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs. Ended Feb. 7.


It, Wit, Don't Give A Shot Girls at the Lyric Hammersmith. Ended Feb. 7.


Mutabilitie by Frank McGuinness at the National Theatre. Closed Feb. 4.


The Day I Stood Still by Kevin Elyot at the National Theatre. Closed Feb 7.


Babes in the Wood by HJ Byron at the Players Theatre. Closed Feb. 8.


The Chairs by Ionesco at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs. Closed Feb. 9.


Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare at the RSC Swan. Closed Feb. 4.


Meat on the Bone presented by Kit and the Widow at the Vaudeville Theatre. Closed Feb. 9.


-- By Andrea Prince

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