New plays

Presents synopses of the new plays 'Caustic' by Thomas Sainsbury, Maidment Studio; 'My name is Gary Cooper' by Victor Rodger, Auckland Theatre Company; 'The Raft' by Carl Nixon, Court Theatre; 'The 39 Steps' adapted by Ross Gumbley from John Buchan's novel, Court Theatre; 'Monarchy the Musical' by Paul Jenden and Gareth Farr, Circa Theatre; and 'Who Needs Sleep Anyway?' by Roger Hall and Pip Hall, Fortune Theatre and Downstage Theatre.