Reviews

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Liverpool Everyman)
By Carole Baldock
Nick Bagnall's production makes for an "enchanted evening"
The Chair (Unicorn Theatre)
By Miriam Gillinson
'For all the clever effects and finely poised performances, the show begins to lose its dark hold over the young audience'
The Royale (Bush Theatre)
By Jane Martin
Marco Ramirez's play about a black boxing champion packs a punch
Anna Karenina (Royal Exchange)
By Mandy Martinez
Tolstoy's epic novel is given a stripped back staging
Hedda Gabler (Edinburgh Lyceum)
By Simon Thompson
Richard Eyre's new version of Ibsen's classic is contemporary and well constructed
Rules For Living (National Theatre Dorfman)
Sam Holcroft paints a dysfunctional family Christmas in her new play at the National
Giove in Argo (Britten Theatre)
The first modern-day performance of a little-known Handel opera
Harvey (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
James Dreyfus and Maureen Lipman star in this revival of Mary Chase's 1944 play
These Trees Are Made of Blood (Southwark Playhouse)
This new production is set in a timeless Buenos Aires cabaret club before, during and after Argentina's Dirty War
A Breakfast of Eels (Print Room)
Robert Holman's play is profound and humane