Reviews

Doctor Scroggy's War (Shakespeare's Globe)
By Michael Coveney · 18 Sep 2014

Howard Brenton's play about the Great War is sharp and entertaining

Design for Murder (tour – Stevenage)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 17 Sep 2014

Something nasty in the woodshed? Try something very nasty under the greenhouse as "Design for Murder"'s alternative.

Sweeney Todd (Twickenham Theatre)
By Jane Martin · 17 Sep 2014

The blood flows freely in this darkly thrilling production of Sondheim's extraordinary musical

Ghost From A Perfect Place (Arcola)
By Charlotte Pegram · 17 Sep 2014

Philip Ridley's controversial play is revived well at the Arcola

Ballyturk (NT Lyttelton)
By Michael Coveney · 17 Sep 2014

'This could be Beckett as a noisy silent movie'

Hamlet (Royal Exchange, Manchester)
By Glenn Meads · 17 Sep 2014

Maxine Peake's portrayal of Hamlet is a hot ticket in Manchester and although she is excellent, the production itself garners mixed results

Forbidden Broadway (Vaudeville Theatre)
By Theo Bosanquet · 16 Sep 2014

The legendary revue returns, taking pot shots at The Book of Mormon and Once

The Wolf from the Door (Royal Court)
By Michael Coveney · 16 Sep 2014

'The sort of manifesto not heard in Sloane Square for a long time'

Xerxes (London Coliseum)
By Mark Valencia · 16 Sep 2014

Nicholas Hytner's ageless production of Handel's delicious comic opera returns in a strongly-cast revival

The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre)
By Michael Coveney · 15 Sep 2014

'It's as though The Mousetrap has been taken over by Monty Python'