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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
FROM OUT OF THE RUINS
MACBETH
at Stratford Theatre

FROM OUT OF THE RUINS

If you can live without the wonderfully atmospheric opening, this is a taut, exciting Macbeth with lashings of blood, bold stage effects and a true sense of atrocity.

Reviewed by: ROBERT GORE-LANGTON READ MORE
AN UNBROKEN HEART
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
at the National (Olivier)

AN UNBROKEN HEART

Although this production seems to have deliberately de-sentimentalized this great text, the Chekhov classic nevertheless thrives on a cluster of beautifully observed performances.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
LIVE AND LET LIVE
ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

LIVE AND LET LIVE

This utterly enjoyable revival by John Dove at the Globe sparkles with suppleness of thought, cleverness of plotting and beauty of expression.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY READ MORE
MAKE 'EM LIKE THEY USED TO
BETTY BLUE EYES
at the Novello

MAKE 'EM LIKE THEY USED TO

Betty Blue Eyes turns the clock back 64 years for its period setting and about 45 years in its approach to musical comedy.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SHOWING ONE'S TEETH
ROCKET TO THE MOON
at the National (Lyttelton)

SHOWING ONE'S TEETH

Characters do a lot of smiling in this revival, possible because they’re happy, possibly because they’re covering up that they’re not.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
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