Reviews

Mayfest (Bristol)
Matt Trueman reviews Bristol's annual festival of contemporary theatre
Betrayal: A polyphonic crime drama (Village Underground)
An immersion into the music and murderous life of Carlo Gesualdo
The Rehearsal (Chichester Minerva Theatre)
Jeremy Sams stylishly revives Jean Anouilh's country house comedy
High Society (Old Vic)
Maria Friedman's production of Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical is high in energy but short on style
Death of a Salesman (Noel Coward Theatre)
Gregory Doran's 'quietly epic' RSC revival transfers to the West End
Communicating Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory)
Lindsay Posner's production of this rarely performed Ayckbourn play opened last night
The Father (Tricycle Theatre)
Kenneth Cranham and Claire Skinner star in this transfer from the Theatre Royal Bath
Hay Fever (Duke of York's)
Lindsay Posner's revival of Noël Coward's 'soufflé' comedy transfers to the West End
Mother Courage and Her Children (Merthyr Tydfil Labour Club)
National Theatre Wales's production of Brecht's 1939 play is 'smartly conceived'
The Pirates of Penzance (London Coliseum)
Mike Leigh and ENO tackle Gilbert and Sullivan's funniest opera with mixed results