Reviews

Plastic Figurines (Liverpool Playhouse)
By Carole Baldock
Ella Carmen Greenhill's play shines a spotlight on the relationship between a young woman and her autistic brother
King Lear (Rose Playhouse)
Malachite Theatre Company bring Shakespeare's tragedy to the historic venue
Cyrano de Bergerac (Royal and Derngate, Northampton)
Nigel Barrett comes to the fore in a sluggish production
Abyss (Arcola Theatre)
The thriller is a 'beautiful piece of writing'
Dead Sheep (Park Theatre)
Jonathan Maitland's debut play about Margaret Thatcher's political demise has its World Premiere at the Finsbury Park venue
Swanhunter (Royal Opera House and tour)
Opera North revives its chamber opera for children in partnership with The Wrong Crowd
Death of a Salesman (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC)
Arthur Miller's classic is revived by the Royal Shakespeare Company
Sweeney Todd (London Coliseum)
Emma Thompson offers 'unbridled joy as Mrs Lovett' in Sondheim's classic
Oppenheimer (Vaudeville Theatre)
'A deeply thought-provoking, compelling and important new work'
Princess Ida (Finborough Theatre)
Gilbert and Sullivan's show is revived at the Finborough Theatre