Despicable acts: Rosemary Waugh reviews Shostakovich’s opera, based on the same short story that inspired William Oldroyd and Alice Birch’s recent film.
If Amazon Prime delivered families: Rosemary Waugh reviews Thomas Eccleshare’s new play about humanoids and parenting.
An Englishman walks into a refugee camp… Amelia Forsbrook reviews Mark Thomas’s show based on his time setting up a comedy club in Palestine.
A meditation on the writer: Chris McCormack reviews an experimental piece of theatre inspired by Samuel Beckett
Terrifying and beautiful: the English National Ballet’s States-inspired performance is anything but stuffy,
A queasy confection: Hailey Bachrach on the uneasy laughs of a Wodehouse-inspired comedy.
Let’s play: Chris Tarrant quizzes you on the West End transfer of James Graham’s latest hit play.
Two in one: John Fitzpatrick’s play is both kitchen sink comedy and insightful study of social evolution.
Cooking up a storm: In-Sook Chappell’s adaptation of Helen Tse’s memoir is moving and original.
Like stumbling over poetry written as a lovelorn teen: Louise Jones reviews Metta Theatre’s adaptation of the underwater fairytale
The billow of smoke: Emma Rice’s reimagining of the classic is gorgeously, but narrowly, romantic.
Popularity, football, sex and drugs: Brendan Macdonald reviews Kenneth Emson’s new play set in an Essex school
Restoring the balance: James Macdonald revives this classic Congreve with wit and wariness.
No shoes: Francesca Peschier reviews a play inspired by the Monica Lewinsky scandal through its costumes
Digging down: this family-friendly adaptation of Louis Sachar’s novel isn’t afraid of asking big questions.