Tragedy tomorrow, Comedy tonight

Snowflake opens 5 December, Old Fire Station, Oxford

Mike Bartlett's new play has a story of generational conflict, fathers and daughters and whether we’re living in the best or worst of times. World première.

The Night Before Christmas opens 28 November, Southwark Playhouse, London

Anthony Neilson’s anarchic, anti-festive black comedy about finding the true spirit of Christmas has a junkie Elf, a prostitute and dirty jokes. And of course glitter.

Burke And Hare opens 28 November, Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Three actors play all the roles in this black comedy retelling of William Burke and William Hare's gruesome scheme for making ends meet 1828 Edinburgh. But for how long will they get away with it? And for how long will they go on making a killing?

One Jewish Boy opens 11 December, The Old Red Lion, London

With a non-linear narrative and with a backdrop of anti-Semitism in the UK, this play looks at a four-year relationship between a Jewish boy and a non-Jewish girl and asks if the fear of hatred could be even worse than hate itself.

Orpheus opens 5 December, Battersea Arts Centre, London

Battersea Arts Centre's magnificently refurbished Grand Hall is transformed into a 1930s jazz club for this re-imagining of the epic Greek myth, delivered with original musical inspired by the music of legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Boys opens 27 November, New Diorama Theatre, London

A look at what it means to be a man in 2018: nine men of colour share stories about growing up in London in a celebration of manhood far removed from toxic masculinity that is the dominant narrative of the male experience.