La Traviata,

La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi; libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on La Dame Aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils (Opera & Ballet International and Ellen Kent at Sunderland Empire).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Sam Troughton and Justine Mitchell, Johan Persson


David Eldridge (National Theatre at Ambassador's Theatre).
Reviewer: Claire Seymour

Sope Dirisu and Jonathan Ajayi, Marc Brenner

The Brothers Size

Tarell Alvin McCraney (ATC at Young Vic Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Chris Nayak & Lucy Fenton, Ikin Yum

There or Here

Jennifer Maisel (Special Relationship Production in association with Anita Creed Productions and Park Theatre at Park Theatre).
Reviewer: Keith Mckenna

Zhu Min as Eunuch, Wan Jing as Cui, Guan Dongtian as Taoist Priest, Li He as Lu and Chen Zhirong as Prime Minister, Guangzhou Dramatic Arts Centre

The Handan Dream

Tang Xianzu (adapted by Yu Quingfeng and Qu Zhaojie) (Guangzhou Dramatic Arts Centre at Hackney Empire).
Reviewer: Howard Loxton

Lia Williams (Elizabeth) and Juliet Stevenson (Mary Stuart), Manuel Harlan

Mary Stuart

Friedrich Schiller, in a new adaptation created by Robert Icke (Almeida Theatre at Duke of York's Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Jessica Baglow as Jane Eyre, Richard Davenport

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë, adaptation by Janys Chambers and Lorna French (Octagon Theatre Bolton at Octagon Theatre Bolton).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

George Telfer (Len), Chris Sheridan (Martin) and Karen Henson (Joan),

Weekend Breaks

John Godber (Tabs Productions at Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield).
Reviewer: Steve Orme

Peeping Tom: Mother (Moeder), Oleg Degtiarov

Mother (Moeder)

Peeping Tom (Peeping Tom at Barbican Theatre).
Reviewer: Keith Mckenna

Tom Mothersdale and Anneika Rose, Stephen Cummiskey


Annie Baker (National Theatre at Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher