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
Macbeth (Lost Theatre)
By Miranda Fay Thomas
'Striking and innovative, giving us an astute and intelligent new reading of the play'
Boa (Trafalgar Studios) - 'Harriet Walter is immaculate'
By Jimmy Kelly
Husband and wife Guy Paul and Dame Harriet Walter star in Clara Brennan's play
Scuttlers (Royal Exchange) - 'atmospheric and tangible'
Rona Munro's new play centres on Manchester's original gangs
The Life and Times of Fanny Hill (Bristol Old Vic) - Caroline Quentin oozes star quality
By Kris Hallett
Caroline Quentin leads the cast of April De Angelis's play
The Absence of War (Sheffield Crucible) - impeccably acted and elegantly staged
Headlong's production of David Hare's 1993 play is playing at the Sheffield Crucible before embarking on a UK tour