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ALTER EGO
BUTLEY
at the Duchess

ALTER EGO

The other characters get repeatedly lashed by Butley's terrifying humour, but for the audience, spending time in his company is pure entertainment.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
THE GREEN MONSTER
SHREK
at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

THE GREEN MONSTER

For anyone whose expectations are not sky-high, the reward is an agreeable diversion with a nice line in both showbiz savvy and chutzpah.

Reviewed by: DONALD HUTERA READ MORE
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS TWICE
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
at the National (Lyttleton)

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS TWICE

James Corden comic talent is brilliantly steered by director Nicholas Hytner in a reinvention of Goldoni’s 18th century work.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
STATELY PASSION
LUISE MILLER
at the Donmar Warehouse

STATELY PASSION

Michael Grandage's choice of this rarely seen but historically important play is representative of the taste and distinction with which he has managed the Donmar.

Reviewed by: RHODA KOENIG READ MORE
LOSING THE ORCHARD
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
at the National (Olivier)

LOSING THE ORCHARD

Chekhov's subtly shifting, contradictory moods must be handled with care by his characters, a responsibility that is botched by this production.

Reviewed by: DAVID BENEDICT READ MORE
MAINSTREAM COMEDY
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
at Wyndham’s

MAINSTREAM COMEDY

Broadening the humor and bringing in big stars for the leads, Josie Rourke’s production serves up Shakespeare to the West End.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
YOUNG SAVAGERY
LORD OF THE FLIES
at Open Air Theatre, Regent Park

YOUNG SAVAGERY

A modern staging of the classic novel brings the story’s essence to life, horrifying us with its implications of human nature all over again.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
THE QUEEN'S ENGLISH
PYGMALION
at the Garrick

THE QUEEN'S ENGLISH

Despite some casting and directing hiccups, Bernard Shaw’s text still shines through for middle England.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
MERCHANT OF VEGAS
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
at Royal Shakespeare Theatre

MERCHANT OF VEGAS

Set among the debauchery of Las Vegas, Rupert Goold's production takes high-stakes risks with the play’s conventions.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
RUSSIA IS BURNING
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
at the National (Olivier)

RUSSIA IS BURNING

A century after Chekhov passed, we are still caught up in the ways that he saw his world.

Reviewed by: ALLEN ROBERTSON READ MORE
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