Reviews

Klook's Last Stand (Park Theatre)
By Theo Bosanquet · 20 Jun 2014 · London, Off-West End

This soulful two-hander provides an ideal way to wile away a summer's evening

Quartett (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 19 Jun 2014 · West End

The UK premiere of Luca Francesconi's 'post-apolcalyptic opera' is presented in a reconfigured Linbury Studio

Be Here Now (Shoreditch Town Hall)
By Patrick Brennan · 19 Jun 2014 · London, Off-West End

TOOT's latest production provides a good dose of nostalgia for music lovers

Skylight (Wyndham's Theatre)
By Michael Coveney · 19 Jun 2014 · London, West End

Stephen Daldry's revival of David Hare's modern classic is the best production yet

You Can Always Hand Them Back (Colchester)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 18 Jun 2014 · Colchester

There's a theory that familial affection often skips a generation. The UK première of Peter Skellern and Roger Hall's "You Can Always Hand Them back" sets out to examine this.

Manon Lescaut (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 18 Jun 2014 · West End

Puccini's break-through opera returns to Covent Garden after a thirty-year absence

Hobson's Choice (Open Air Theatre)
By Michael Coveney · 18 Jun 2014 · London, Off-West End

Nadia Fall's revival of Harold Brighouse's play features a stellar cast including Mark Benton

Billy Liar (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester)
By Julia Taylor · 18 Jun 2014 · Manchester

Sam Yates finds the sadness beneath the humour of Keith Waterhouse's celebrated text and it works wonderfully well.

Moominsummer Madness (Polka Theatre)
By Jimmy Kelly · 17 Jun 2014 · London, Off-West End

The Moomin's takeover of the Polka Theatre proves enthralling for children and adults alike

Up Pompeii (tour – Cambridge)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 17 Jun 2014 · Cambridge

Sending a particular theatrical genre up rotten is perfectly legitimate. Trouble, however, can occur when you send up a send-up.