6 Must-See Actresses Lighting Up The London Stage

Nicole Kidman photo
Nicole Kidman photo
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For the first time in more than 15 years, Nicole Kidman makes a welcome return to the London stage in the role of one of modern science's forgotten pioneers, Rosalind Franklin - the woman who discovered the secret to life.

Directed by Michael Grandage, Anna Ziegler's extraordinary play charts the story of a precious photograph and the race against time that Franklin faces to understand it before her rival scientists. Prepare to be gripped.

Tickets are on sale now, and if you're quick, you can see the show for as little as £10 per person. That's just a few pounds more than seeing Nicole on the big screen!

Photograph 51 runs at Noel Coward Theatre from 5 September until 21 November. Book at delfontmackintosh.co.uk

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Ronni Ancona in Bend it Like Beckham

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Ronni Ancona in Bend it Like Beckham

The 2002 film about 18-year-old Jess who dreams of playing football for England gets the musical treatment, and Ronni Ancona stars. 15 May - 24 October; benditlikebeckhamthemusical.co.uk

Claire Sweeney in Hairspray

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Claire Sweeney in Hairspray

A new production of the musical comedy will tour more than 25 venues across the UK, with Claire Sweeney as the hilarious Velma Von Tussle. 9 September - 21 May 2016; hairsprayuktour.com.

Michelle Fairley in Splendour

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Michelle Fairley in Splendour

Sinead Cusack and Game of Thrones' Michelle Fairley head up an all-female cast in this revival of British playwright Abi Morgan's play about four women locked in a room. Until 26 September; donmarwarehouse.com.

Felicity Kendall in Hay Fever

Felicity Kendall in Hay Fever

Felicity Kendall returns to the West End as Judith Bliss, recently-retired star of the London stage, in Noel Howard's comedy of bad manners. Runs until 1 August.

Imelda Staunton in Gypsy

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Imelda Staunton in Gypsy

Imelda Staunton is excellent as the ultimate showbiz mother Mama Rose in the musical loosely based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. Until 28 November; gypsythemusical.com Save money on the latest and greatest theatre shows at the w&h Box Office