Haymarket Theatre, London SW1
Robert Lindsay stars as the poet and swordsman with the big nose and heart in John Wells's new version of Rostand's beloved classic. Now previewing; opens 14 Dec (071-930 8800).
TRELAWNEY OF THE 'WELLS'
Comedy Theatre, London SW1
Michael Hordern and Sarah Brightman lead a starry cast in Pinero's affectionate portrait of Victorian theatre life. Now previewing; opens 7 Dec (071-867 1045).
Lyttelton, National, London SE1
Nicholas Hytner directs the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Now previewing; opens 10 Dec (071-928 2252).
NEVILLE SOUTHALL'S WASHBAG
Finborough, London SW10
The talented Talking Tongues with a tragicomedy by David Farr. Opens tomorrow (071-373 3842).
THE GIFT OF THE GORGON
The Pit, Barbican, London EC2
Peter Hall directs Judi Dench and Michael Pennington in Peter Shaffer's new play about the volatile relationship between a writer and his wife. Previews from Friday; opens 16 Dec (071-638 8891).
Barbican, London EC2
Four performances only of the spectacular Shakespeare production by the Japanese director Ninagawa, which was seen at the Edinburgh Festival in 1988. Opens tomorrow (071-638 8891).
Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court,
Premiere of a brutal and funny play by Phyllis Nagy set in the New York meatpacking district and focusing on the stabbing of a young gay man and the reaction of his friends. Previews from tomorrow; opens 7 Dec (071-730 1745).
A PENNY FOR A SONG
Orange Tree, Richmond
Sam Walters directs John Whiting's charming comedy about English eccentrics. Previews from tomorrow; opens 7 Dec (081-940 3633).
Hampstead Theatre, London NW3
New play by Doug Lucie about the politics of evangelism. With Anna Massey. Previews from tomorrow; opens 9 Dec (071-722 9301).
HAMLET and KING LEAR
Lilian Baylis, London EC1
Sheffield's Compass Theatre Company, known for invigorating productions. Opens 7 Dec (Hamlet); 10 Dec (King Lear) (071-837 4104).
Riverside Studios, London W6
London showing for Barrie Rutter's production in Northern Voice, admired when it opened in Hull earlier this year. Previews 8 Dec; opens 9 Dec (081-748 3354).