#TrendingOnStagedoor June 3rd – June 9th

Here’s our Monday digest of the 5 new shows Stagedoor users are most excited to see this week (3 June – 9 June)

1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Runs from 3 June until 31 August at the The Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner directs Shakespeare’s classic tale of magic, mystery and mischief, incorporating an immersive element for some at the Bridge Theatre. This Dream reunites the creative team behind last year’s Julius Caesar with a cast that now includes Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) and Oliver Chris (Green Wing).

2. Bitter Wheat

Runs from 7 June until 14 September at the Garrick Theatre

Written and directed by David Mamet, Bitter Wheat plots the fall of nefarious Hollywood mogul Barney Fein, played by John Malkovich.

3. Sweat

Runs from 7 June until 20 July at the Gielgud Theatre

Set in an all-American bar Sweat explores the effects of de-industrialisation on both the personal and political and is based on interviews with actual residents of the rustbelt town of Reading, Pennsylvania.

Featured in Lyn Gardner‘s Weekly Picks

4. The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Runs from 5 June until 8 June at the Barbican Centre

Cheek by Jowl and Moscow Pushkin Theatre come together to bring this dark comedy to the Barbican. Helmed by director Declan Donnellan the show subverts the traditional knight’s tale for today’s post-truth world.

5. The Sweet Science of Bruising

Runs from 5 June until 29 June at Wilton’s Music Hall

Joy Wilkinson’s dynamic new play transfers to Wilton’s Music Hall from the Southwark Playhouse. Featuring live boxing matches the production charts the history of female boxing in Victorian London.