Medea (NT Olivier)
By Michael Coveney · 22 Jul 2014 · London, West End

Helen McCrory gives a powerful performance in the title role of Carrie Cracknell's production

This Was A Man (Finborough Theatre)
By Alison Goldie · 21 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

Belinda Lang's production of Noel Coward's formally banned play could do with a retelling

Amadeus (Chichester Festival Theatre)
By Maxwell Cooter · 21 Jul 2014 · Chichester

Rupert Everett puts in a powerhouse performance as Salieri as the Festival Theatre reopens

Norma (Holland Park)
By Mark Valencia · 20 Jul 2014 · London

Bellini's bel canto classic in an arid staging, saved by some great singing

Natural Affection (Jermyn Street Theatre)
By Giles Cole · 18 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

William Inge's play opened last night at the Jermyn Street Theatre

The Tempest (Cockpit Theatre)
By Helen Macdonald · 18 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

Tree Folk Theatre's Tempest is charming Shakespeare with a twist

La traviata (Glyndebourne)
By Mark Valencia · 18 Jul 2014 · Brighton

Verdi's most popular opera, sensationally played and sung, crowns the 2014 Glyndebourne season

The Importance of Being Earnest (Harold Pinter Theatre)
By Michael Coveney · 18 Jul 2014 · London, West End

Lucy Bailey's revival of Oscar Wilde's classic has a concept which doesn't quite work

In Lambeth (Southwark Playhouse)
By Miriam Zendle · 16 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

Jack Shepherd's 1989 play imagines a meeting between William Blake and Thomas Paine

The Adventures of Count Ory (Blackheath Halls)
By Simon Thomas · 16 Jul 2014 · London

Top professionals lead the annual community opera in south-east London