Reviews

Cinderella (Bury St Edmunds – panto)

Bury St Edmunds' Theatre Royal is such a perfect playhouse that productions which fall short of their surroundings seem to disappoint disproportionately.

The Green Bay Tree (Jermyn Street Theatre)

'An important social document, if not a great drama'

Sleeping Booty! (Leicester Square Theatre)
By Jane Martin

Billed as disgusting, vile and vulgar, Sleeping Booty! is packed with all the ingredients for a very grown-up pantomime

An Ideal Husband (Chichester Festival Theatre)

'The pace is deathly slow and for a play with such a threadbare plot'

Mother Goose (Hackney Empire)

Clive Rowe stands out as he returns to Hackney Empire for the panto season

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Unicorn Theatre)
By Colin Marks

The original story that inspired Tchaikovsky's ballet is reimagined for children

Once (Phoenix Theatre)

Ronan Keating makes his theatrical debut in the stage adaptation of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová's Oscar-winning film

Howie the Rookie (Barbican Pit)
By Jane Martin

Tom Vaughan-Lowler makes Mark O'Rowe's play his own

The Gospel According to the Other Mary (London Coliseum)

Like El Niño before it, John Adams's new opera is really a staged concert piece - but it's a fine one

God Bless the Child (Royal Court)

The Royal Court Upstairs becomes a classroom for Molly Davies' new play