Reviews

Stephen Donald (Ash) and John Mackie (Jez) in Artistic Differences,

JB Shorts 18

Lindsay Williams, Jan McVerry, Dave Simpson, Diane Whitley, Trevor Suthers, Peter Kerry, James Quinn, Peter Bowker (Reallife Theatre Company at 53two).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

(clockwise from left) Quirijn de Lang as Grandfather Clock, John Graham-Hall as Tea Pot, Katie Bray as Louis XV Chair, John Savournin as the Armchair, Ann Taylor as the Mother, Wallis Giunta as the Child and Fflur Wyn as Fire, Tristram Kenton

L'Enfant et les Sortilèges; Osud

L'Enfant: ravel (music), Colette (libretto); Osud: Janáček (music), Fedora Bartosova (libretto) (Opera North at The Lowry).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

John Owen-Jones and water boys, Polly Thomas

Tiger Bay

Michael Williams (book & lyrics), Daf James (music) (Wales Millennium Centre, Cape Town Opera at Wales Millennium Centre).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

The company, Stephen Cummiskey

The Suppliant Women

Aeschylus, in a version by David Greig (Actors Touring Company at Young Vic Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Gemma Dobson (Sue), Taj Atwal (Rita) and James Atherton (Bob), Richard Davenport

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Andrea Dunbar (Out of Joint, Octagon Theatre and the Royal Court at York Theatre Royal).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Ben Forster and Ensemble,

Elf

Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum (Michael Rose for Elf The Musical Ltd in association with Bord Cais Energy Theatre (a Theatre Royal Plymouth production) at The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Inside Pussy Riot, Kenny Mathieson

Inside Pussy Riot

Les Infants Terribles (Les Infants Terribles with Bird & Carrot and Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova at The Saatchi Gallery).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Ben Ingles (Lt. Nicholls), Tom Quinn, Dominic Ramsden and Nicky Cross (Joey), Brinkhoff and Mögenburg

War Horse

Adapted by Nick Stafford from a novel by Michael Murpurgo (National Theatre at Liverpool Empire).
Reviewer: David Sedgwick

Richard Burkhard as Tonio and Peter Auty as Canio, Tristram Kenton

Pagliacci; Cavalleria Rusticana

Pagliacci: Ruggero Leoncavallo (music and libretto), Cavalleria Rusticana: Pietro Mascagni (music); G Targioni-Tozzetti and G Menasci (libretto) (Opera North at The Lowry).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson