The billow of smoke: Emma Rice’s reimagining of the classic is gorgeously, but narrowly, romantic.
Restoring the balance: James Macdonald revives this classic Congreve with wit and wariness.
A magnolia paint job: Maddy Costa reviews the Royal Opera’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s story.
Honouring the past: Brendan Macdonald reviews Matthew Lopez’s two-part play inspired by E. M. Forster
Who on earth is this for? Joel Paley and Marvin Laird’s inane Off-Broadway cult hit punches down not up, and that’s the least of its problems.
A hero’s journey: Yorkshire-based rapper Testament’s play explores hiking and history.
Blood is thicker than water: Ava Davies writes on Francis Turnly’s The Great Wave.
A teasing sext to the benchmarks of ballet: Ka Bradley reviews The Suit, and A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Dangerously close: Alexander Matthews’ social drama set in a South London Indian Restaurant just about skirts stereotyping.
Rip-roaringly funny: Naomi Sheldon’s Edinburgh Fringe hit makes a triumphant transfer to London.
Shopping bags and parcel tape: Rosemary Waugh reviews Rufus Norris’s after-the-war Shakespeare.
Farewell, puritanism: Rosemary Waugh reviews the stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s famous film.
Pilgrimage and existential doubt: Amelia Forsbrook reviews Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia at the Barbican
Mother and lover: Amelia Forsbrook reviews the new stage adaptation of Colin Higgins’ cult classic film
Vanishing acts: Lee Anderson reviews the stage adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s cult novel