Reviews

Clybourne Park, Robert Day

Clybourne Park

Bruce Norris (Colchester's Mercury Theatre at Richmond Theatre).
Reviewer: Keith Mckenna

Joe and the Stevedores, Johan Persson

Show Boat

Music by Jerome Kern, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber (Sheffield Theatres at New London Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

The ensemble, Topher McGrillis

Opening Skinner's Box

Based on the book by Lauren Slater, adapted by Improbable (Improbable in a co-production with Northern Stage and West Yorkshire Playhouse at Northern Stage, Newcastle).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Alexndra Burke as Rachel Marron, Paul Coltas

The Bodyguard

Book by Alexander Dineralis based on the original screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan (Michael Harrison and David Ian at Liverpool Empire).
Reviewer: David Sedgwick

The Government Inspector

Nikolai Gogl, adapted by David Harrower (Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Ramps On The Moon at The Quarry, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Ray Brown

Brian Ferguson as Charles Ryder, Shuna Snow, Christopher Simpson as Sebastian Flyte and Nick Blakeley as Anthony Blanche in Brideshead Revisited, Mark Douet

Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh, adapted by Bryony Lavery (English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal at York Theatre Royal).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Lorna (Zoë Wanamaker), Johan Persson

Elegy

Nick Payne (Donmar Warehouse).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Patricia Hodge as Aunt Augusta, Tristram Kenton

Travels with my Aunt, a New Musical

Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, based on the novel by Graham Greene, music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe (Chichester Festival Theatre at Minerva Theatre Chichester).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor