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
Educating Rita (Liverpool Playhouse) - 'enchanting'
By Carole Baldock
Gemma Bodinetz's revival marks the 35th anniversary of Willy Russell's classic two-hander
Oh What A Lovely War (Tour) - 'engaging and lively revival'
By Jimmy Kelly
Terry Johnson's production embarks on a tour
Gods and Monsters (Southwark Playhouse) - revealing portrait of James Whale
Ian Gelder is a 'tour de force' in Russell Labey's new biographical play
How to Hold Your Breath (Royal Court) - Maxine Peake stars in Brechtian fable
Zinnie Harris's poetic new play premieres, directed by Vicky Featherstone
Jefferson's Garden (Watford Palace) - Wertenbaker explores America's roots
'Wertenbaker is particularly good on the forces of history; the way complex events become black-and-white and ambiguous ideas ossify'
Blasted (Sheffield Crucible) - anniversary revival does Sarah Kane's play full justice
Richard Wilson's production proves Blasted a bona fide classic
She Loves Me (Landor Theatre)
By Carole Gordon
The award-winning musical receives an evocative and intimate revival
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