The Wild Wild West: Dermot Bolger’s one-man play explores the life of a beloved Dublin eccentric.
Joy and darkness: Lilith Wozniak on the periodically uncomfortable charms of Emma Rice and Joel Horwood’s family show.
Dicking about: Exeter Northcott’s panto is a triumphant traditional treat.
Dancing feet: Nancy Harris’ Hans Christian Andersen adaptation brims with “barely suppressed sorrow and heartbreak”.
Sweet and sour: Jessica Leen’s new play sounds great, but regresses into petty drama.
D’Oh! The Simpsons is all that’s survived in Anne Washburn’s bold “post-electric” play.
Less a show, more an institution: Peter Kirwan reviews Nottingham Playhouse’s annual panto.
Cheerfully imaginative: Chris McCormack reviews the Abbey Theatre’s family show about a musical prodigy.
Sunday night TV: Roy Marsden’s touring stage adaptation of Ruth Rendell’s classic thriller is solid and serviceable.
Sunshine and suicide: Rosemary Waugh reviews the English National Ballet’s performance of Nureyev’s take on Shakespeare.
Christmas is the time for revenge: Chris McCormack reviews Philip St. John’s new supernatural drama.
Can an emoji transform back into real emotion? Jarlath Tivnan’s new play asks compelling questions of mental illness.
Ageing disgracefully: this Ayckbourn comedy’s best days are behind it.
‘Is this a safe space? Asking for a friend,’ Chris McCormack reviews TheatreofplucK’s performance as part of Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2017.
Wildean wantonness: Christopher Luscombe’s resplendent revival is luscious but loud.