Reviews

The Brink (Orange Tree Theatre)
Mel Hillyard directs this dark new play about a teacher on the edge
Forever Plaid (St James Theatre)
The Plaids are reunited at the St James Theatre in a musical filled with 50s hits
Wail (Battersea Arts Centre)
Little Bulb bring their two-hander to Battersea Arts Centre
Labels (Theatre Royal Stratford East)
Worklight Theatre's multi-award winning show addresses the sticky subject of how we label each other
Lucia di Lammermoor (Royal Opera House)
Katie Mitchell's conceptually interesting production is a mitigated success
Cyprus Avenue (Royal Court)
Stephen Rea stars in David Ireland's play about an old Ulster loyalist
Laila The Musical (Watford Palace Theatre)
Rifco's new musical is a beguiling take on the star-crossed lovers story
King Lear (Manchester Royal Exchange)
Don Warrington stars as the mad king in Talawa Theatre Company's take on Shakespeare's King Lear
The Caretaker (Old Vic)
Matthew Warchus directs Timothy Spall, Daniel Mays and George MacKay in Pinter's three-hander
X (Royal Court)
Vicky Featherstone directs Alistair McDowall's new play set on Pluto