Die Zauberflöte (Royal Opera House) - 'shimmering'
David McVicar's ever-popular staging of The Magic Flute returns in fine fettle
Closer (Donmar Warehouse) - 'red-blooded revival'
Patrick Marber's searing portrayal of love and sex in a virtual age is revived by David Leveaux
The Nether (Duke of York's Theatre)
Jennifer Haley's play has transferred to the West End from the Royal Court
Farinelli and the King (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)
Mark Rylance swaps Thomas Cromwell for Philippe V of Spain
Cats (London Palladium) - Kerry Ellis is 'stonking'
The WhatsOnStage Award winner joins a scintillating cast as the great dance musical purrs along
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Tour)
The acclaimed National Theatre production doesn't disappoint
Fireworks (Royal Court) - unnerving snapshots of Palestine
Dalia Taha's specially commissioned Palestinian drama centres on two children caught up in conflict
Eugene Onegin (Barbican Theatre) - 'mordant, melancholy and beautiful'
Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia brings Pushkin's novel to the stage for the first time
Boi Boi is Dead (West Yorkshire Playhouse) - Zimbabwean jazz fable
Lucian Msamati directs Zimbabwe-born playwright Zodwa Nyoni's assured debut