Richard III (Trafalgar Studios)
By Maxwell Cooter · 10 Jul 2014 · London, West End

Martin Freeman shows some nice touches in Jamie Lloyd's 70s-set production, but lacks menace

King Lear (tour – Bury St Edmunds
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 9 Jul 2014 · Bury St Edmunds

Last year's production of "King Lear" by Shakespeare's Globe is once more on its travels. A short UK tour then takes Bill Buckhurst's compressed staging to the USA after a brief season on the South Bank.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Gielgud Theatre)
By Rosie Bannister · 9 Jul 2014 · London, West End

The National Theatre production is as impressive as ever on its return to the West End

Richard II (St Leonard's, Shoreditch)
By Jane Martin · 8 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

Shakespeare returns to a spiritual home in this production from Malachite Theatre

Daytona (Theatre Royal Haymarket)
By Michael Coveney · 8 Jul 2014 · London, West End

Oliver Cotton's new play starring Maureen Lipman transfers to the West End

The Boss of It All (Soho Theatre)
By Amardeep Sohi @AmardeepSohi1 · 7 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

Jack McNamara's adaptation of the cult film is amusing but at times repetitive

Pacific Overtures (Union Theatre)
By Michael Coveney · 7 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

Michael Strassen's all-male production fits well in the intimate space of the Union

About Miss Julie (King's Head)
By Vicky Ellis · 7 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

Suzanne Shaw stars in this new adaptation of Strindberg's classic

Maria Stuarda (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 6 Jul 2014 · West End

Joyce DiDonato dazzles the ear in Donizetti's operatic retelling of Schiller's play

The Art of Dying (Royal Court)
By Giles Cole · 4 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

Nick Payne's monologue is a moving and deeply personal meditation on death