Reviews

The Mikado (London Coliseum)
English National Opera's riotous production hits the funny bone once again
The Body (Barbican Theatre)
The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award-winners Louise Mari and Nigel Barrett's live art and performance crossover
Flowering Cherry (Finborough Theatre)
By Holly Williams
Robert Bolt's rarely performed play is revived by the west London theatre
Biedermann and the Arsonists (Lilian Baylis Theatre)
An operatic retelling of Max Frisch's black comedy struggles to find its purpose
Derren Brown: Miracle (Palace Theatre)
The illusionist returns to the West End with a new stage show that takes aim at faith healers
The Illusionists (Shaftesbury Theatre)
Jamie Raven leads the West End run of the big-scale magic show
I Want My Hat Back (National Theatre, Temporary Theatre)
This new, somewhat gruesome, adaptation of Jon Klassen's children's book runs over Christmas
Sparks (Old Red Lion)
Clive Judd directs Simon Longman's new play about abandoned responsibilities
Morgen und Abend (Royal Opera House)
The Royal Opera stages a new work about birth and death that is bold, original and affecting
Four Minutes Twelve Seconds (Trafalgar Studios)
James Fritz's Olivier Award-nominated play is revived following its acclaimed run at Hampstead Downstairs last year