A propelling thriller with a clear villain: Chris McCormack reviews an interactive play where the audience get to decide what’s right.
Picture postcard visuals: Geoff Mills reviews David Edgar’s new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ festive tale for the RSC
You need a rest: Chris McCormack reviews a new play about Hanna Greally, a woman wrongly held in a psychiatric institution for 18 years.
David Pollock reviews the Traverse Theatre’s two Christmas shows for 2017.
A wild goose chase: Travelling Light’s adaptation is a joyous, inventive blend of storytelling and song.
Freezing Ebeneezer: Wandering Tiger’s promenade Dickens adaptation is fun but frigid.
We’re not in Sheffield anymore: Robert Hastie’s first Christmas musical in Sheffield whisks audiences off to Oz.
Take That: Kid Carpet’s Christmas show takes place in a giant ornament nicked from Gary Barlow.
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.