Reviews

Lookout (Brighton Dome, off-site)
Andy Field's Lookout questions what the future might become
The Philanderer (Orange Tree Theatre)
Paul Miller directs this 'refreshingly modern' revival of George Bernard Shaw's 1893 play
Last of the Boys (Southwark Playhouse)
Steven Dietz' production receives its European premiere at Southwark Playhouse
Mayfest (Various Venues, Bristol)
As the Old Vic celebrates its 250th anniversary, Matt Trueman visits Bristol's annual festival of contemporary theatre
Diao Chan the Rise of the Courtesan (Arts Theatre Studio)
Red Dragonfly's production runs until the end of May
Cymbeline (Royal Shakespeare Theatre)
Melly Still's production grabs the attention and rarely lets go
The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre)
Dougal Irvine's new musical is a reworking of John Gay's satirical opera
After Independence (Arcola Theatre)
May Sumbwanyambe's new play about Zimbabwe has real eloquence and even-handedness
Pleasure (Snape Maltings Britten Studio and tour)
A new opera by Mark Simpson set in the toilets of a gay nightclub
The Lovers of Viorne (The Theatre Room)
Frontier's first production is a staging of a French classic