Reviews

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

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

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

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

Within the Gates (Frinton)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 16 Jul 2014

What better to mark a theatre's 75 anniversary season than a special pièce d'occasion?

Invincible (St James Theatre)
By Michael Coveney · 16 Jul 2014

Torben Betts successfully skewers class tensions and the north/south divide

Shutters (Park Theatre)
By Laurna Robertson · 15 Jul 2014

The triptych of plays at the Park Theatre explores the journey of women over the last hundred years

Alice: The Musical (tour – Burwell)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 14 Jul 2014

Family shows performed out-of-doors have to offer more than drama and music to hold and audience. Cambridge Touring Theatre does it with costumes.

Miss Julie/Black Comedy (Chichester Festival Theatre)
By Maxwell Cooter · 11 Jul 2014

The double bill in the Minerva Theatre prove to be an odd pairing

Perseverance Drive (Bush Theatre)
By Miriam Zendle · 11 Jul 2014

Robin Soans' new play at the Bush Theatre sparkles

La bohème (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 10 Jul 2014

Puccini's most popular opera returns to Covent Garden in John Copley's 40-year-old staging