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Weekend Extra: From Jessica Raine to The Twits, the shows must go on


To mark the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Royal Shakespeare Company is holding a one-off reading of Tom Morton-Smith’s gripping play about the atom bomb creator (pictured above). October 15, 7pm,


Call The Midwife star Jessica Raine and Pearl Mackie star in this timely play by James Graham about a new couple whose relationship is tested by lockdown. Part of the Nottingham Playhouse Unlocked festival, watch it live or via video stream. Oct 23 and 24,

Quarter Life Crisis

The latest production in the Bridge Theatre’s one-person play season is this monologue by performer/writer Yolanda Mercy (above) about the mixed-up existence of London millennial Alicia. To October 17,


Cornwall’s spectacular, outdoor Minack Theatre stages a revival of Moira Buffini’s play exploring love and sex in the same London location across different eras, from Roman times to the present day. October 14 to 23,

Battersea Arts Centre

The south London venue is getting back to business with an all-digital autumn season, entitled Make/Love. It includes a host of exciting new theatre commissions, as well as music and comedy performances live-streamed from the centre’s Grand Hall. October and November,

The Theatre Channel

The West End’s Theatre Café has launched a new video series featuring top musical stars singing showtunes. The first episode featuring Olivier award-winner Matt Henry (above) and X Factor alumna Lucie Jones is available now, while the second, Halloween-themed instalment will be released on October 30. Tickets cost £12 for unlimited access to your episode.

Incidental Moments Of The Day

This quarantine drama is the final in a trilogy of digital plays by Richard Nelson centring on American family the Apples, as they discuss the state of the world over Zoom. To Nov 5,

The Twits

London’s Unicorn Theatre has produced an online theatrical reading of Roald Dahl’s tale about disgusting couple Mr and Mrs Twit. To November 30,