Reviews

Anna Karenina (Royal Exchange)
By Mandy Martinez
Tolstoy's epic novel is given a stripped back staging
Hedda Gabler (Edinburgh Lyceum)
By Simon Thompson
Richard Eyre's new version of Ibsen's classic is contemporary and well constructed
Rules For Living (National Theatre Dorfman)
Sam Holcroft paints a dysfunctional family Christmas in her new play at the National
Giove in Argo (Britten Theatre)
The first modern-day performance of a little-known Handel opera
Harvey (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
James Dreyfus and Maureen Lipman star in this revival of Mary Chase's 1944 play
These Trees Are Made of Blood (Southwark Playhouse)
This new production is set in a timeless Buenos Aires cabaret club before, during and after Argentina's Dirty War
A Breakfast of Eels (Print Room)
Robert Holman's play is profound and humane
Mel Brooks Live in London (Prince of Wales Theatre)
The comedy legend performed his first ever West End solo show on Sunday
Sweeney Todd (Harrington's, Shaftesbury Avenue)
Tooting Arts Club's production of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim's musical has transferred to the West End
Madama Butterfly (Royal Opera House) - 'a tainted relationship'
America meets Japan as Puccini's tearjerker returns to Covent Garden