Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre)
Gurinder Chadha brings her 2002 football film to the stage
Educating Rita (Minerva Theatre, Chichester)
Lenny Henry recovers from drying but struggles to match his co-star in Willy Russell's two-hander
An Oak Tree (NT Temporary Theatre)
Tim Crouch's experimental two-hander is revived a decade after its premiere
Tristan und Isolde (Longborough Festival)
A five-star musical performance trapped in a one-star production of Wagner's opera
Luna Gale (Hampstead Theatre)
Michael Attenborough returns to Hampstead to direct Rebecca Gilman's new play
Death in Venice (Garsington Opera at Wormsley)
A thrilling, unwavering new production of Britten's final opera
Krapp's Last Tape (Barbican Centre)
Director and visual artist Robert Wilson brings Beckett's haunting one-man play to the stage
Kings of War (Holland Festival)
Michael Coveney reviews Ivo van Hove's reimagining of Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III which will come to the Barbican next year
1984 (Playhouse Theatre)
Headlong's production returns to the West End
Chef (Soho Theatre)
Sabrina Mahfouz's Fringe First winning play comes to Soho