Reviews

Memories of August 1914

Jean-Luc Courcault (Royal De Luxe at St George's Hall and Liverpool City Centre).
Reviewer: David Sedgwick

Amanda Hale (Morris), Stanley Townsend (Sims), Johan Persson

The Nether

Jennifer Haley (Headlong at Royal Court Theatre Downstairs).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola and Tom Bateman as Will, Johan Persson

Shakespeare in Love

Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall (Noël Coward Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Jamie Noar, Martin McCarthy, Alex Hammond, Mathew James Hinchliffe and Jodie Prenger, Philip Tull

Calamity Jane

Charles K Freeman, Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster (The Watermill Theatre Company at The Watermill Theatre Newbury).
Reviewer: Robin Strapp

Shiori Kase as Coppélia and as Dr Coppélius, David Jensen

Coppélia

Choreography Ronald Hynd after Marius Petipa, music Léo Delibes (English National Ballet at London Coliseum).
Reviewer: Howard Loxton

Evelyn Hoskins in The Boy Who Fell into a Book, Tony Bartholomew

The Boy Who Fell into a Book

Alan Ayckbourn, musical adaptation and lyrics by Paul James, music by Cathy Shostak and Eric Angus (Stephen Joseph Theatre at Stephen Joseph Theatre).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Around the World in 80 Days, Andrew Billington

Around the World in 80 Days

Adapted by Laura Eason from the novel by Jules Verne (Royal Exchange Theatre and New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

The Secret Garden,

The Secret Garden

Jessica Swale (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Company at Grosvenor Park Chester).
Reviewer: Dave Jennings