Holland Park returns to its verismo period specialism with this 1902 romantic tragedy by Cilea, presented here in a new staging by Martin Lloyd-Evans.
Declan Donnellan’s stage adaptation of the Oscar-laden 1998 film - in which Judi Dench famously acquired a best supporting actress award for her eight-minute turn as Queen Elizabeth I - is carried by its not inconsiderable charms.
Tom Basden’s Holes takes the plot of TV’s Lost and splices it with Lord of the Flies: the writer, a BBC favourite, strands three conference organisers and a teenager on an island, and invites us to watch them disintegrate.
With a successful history of actor/musician productions, including Sunset Boulevard and last year’s Witches of Eastwick, the Watermill is stepping back in time to present this popular musical featuring an Oscar-winning score by Sammy Fain.
The popularity of athleticism, and so-called ‘bra and knicker ballets’ - where the dancers wear little more than underwear - has sidelined many traditional productions; Coppelia is one refugee of this trend.
Wendy Whelan presents four collaborative duets, which she performs with each choreographer.
In its 40th anniversary year, Dorset Festival Opera demonstrates impressive standards in this full-scale production of one of Verdi’s grandest works.
As Alan Ayckbourn has opted to direct this musical with the team behind The Demon Headmaster stage show, we must assume that he approves of its treatment of his 1998 play.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a play of experiment - it’s the work of a writer finding his voice and in it you can see familiar themes and devices being fleshed out.
The original Lord Chamberlain’s Men founded in 1594 was one of the two leading acting company of the era, featuring performances in secondary roles by Shakespeare himself.
More than 30 years since it became the longest-running thriller on Broadway, Ira Levin’s play within a play still packs an evil punch.
Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre in the title role of Euripides’ play about a woman who kills her children in revenge for her husband Jason’s infidelity - and the threat of losing them anyway when he decides to leave her, and start a new life with a younger bride.
Latitude’s performance lineup is always richly eclectic and this year more than matched the dramatically varied skies - alternating between dazzling sunshine and epic storms - above.
The story of Timmy (Harrison Spiers) floating off into space to consort with aliens who love to raid Earth to steal underpants from washing lines is fun.
Celebrating 40 years of non-verbal mummery, this show from the uber-mime company Mummenschantz selects the best bits and runs them together; therein lies its appeal and its failing.