Reviews

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.

The Pearl Fishers (London Coliseum)
By Mark Valencia · 17 Jun 2014 · West End

English National Opera revives Penny Woolcock's modern-day production of Bizet's exotic romance

Enduring Song (Southwark Playhouse)
By Miriam Zendle · 16 Jun 2014 · London, Off-West End

Jesse Briton and Bear Trap's production is distinctly underwhelming

Owen Wingrave (Maltings, Snape)
By Mark Valencia · 16 Jun 2014 · Ipswich

Britten's opera of conscientious objection is the headline offering at this year's Aldeburgh Festival

South African Season: Fever/District 6 (Jermyn Street Theatre)
By Michael Coveney · 16 Jun 2014 · London, Off-West End

The first double-bill of Jermyn Street's South Africa season is a mixed bag

Khandan (Royal Court)
By Amardeep Sohi · 13 Jun 2014 · London, Off-West End

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti new play transfers from Birmingham to London

The Summer Book (Unicorn Theatre)
By Michael Coveney · 13 Jun 2014 · London, Off-West End

This new play based on the book by Tove Jansson centres on a woman's relationship with her six-year-old granddaughter

Rock the Ballet (Peacock Theatre)
By Jane Martin · 13 Jun 2014 · London, West End

The Bad Boys of Dance bring a contemporary twist to ballet in this sexy, adrenaline-packed show

Mr Burns (Almeida)
By Michael Coveney · 13 Jun 2014 · London, Off-West End

Anne Washburn's Simpsons-infused apocalyptic saga is another feather in the cap of Rupert Goold's Almeida