Reviews

Maria Stuarda (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 6 Jul 2014 · West End

Joyce DiDonato dazzles the ear in Donizetti's operatic retelling of Schiller's play

The Art of Dying (Royal Court)
By Giles Cole · 4 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

Nick Payne's monologue is a moving and deeply personal meditation on death

The Crucible (Old Vic)
By Michael Coveney · 4 Jul 2014 · London, West End

Richard Armitage leads the cast of Yaël Farber's timely revival

Julius Caesar (Shakespeare's Globe)
By Maxwell Cooter · 3 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

Dominic Dromgoole's production embraces the Globe's capacity to work a crowd

Our Shadows Walk (Etcetera Theatre)
By Sarah Marsh · 3 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

Danny Pegg's latest production falls down on its narrative

Forbidden Broadway (Menier Chocolate Factory)
By Michael Coveney · 3 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

The musical theatre pastiche made our chief critic laugh himself silly

Richard III (St Paul's, Covent Garden)
By Jane Martin · 2 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

An outstanding central performance reveals all the venom of the bottled spider's rise to power

Twelfth Night (Open Air Theatre)
By Jane Martin · 2 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

Music is indeed the food of love in this lively and engaging production

The Turn of the Screw (Holland Park)
By Mark Valencia · 2 Jul 2014 · London

Benjamin Britten's ghost opera brings shivers to a warm summer evening

Monty Python Live (mostly)
By Theo Bosanquet · 2 Jul 2014 · London, Off-West End

The Pythons' sell-out reunion at the O2 Arena is a tired disappointment