Quebecois troupe get back to basics for 'two hours of edge-of-the-seat entertainment'
Playful adaptation of Stalin-era fable has relevance for our own times and the war on terror
RSC's 'jolly' revival of Dekker's Elizabethan comedy has romance, bawdy jokes and pathos
A 'delectably tart' take on film noir and Tinseltown gets a slick revival at the Donmar
Shakespeare's problem play about greed relocates to Las Vegas and 'the gamble pays off'
1927 blend live-action and animation in 'unforgettable' 21st century Frankenstein tale
Sher is tremendous as Falstaff in triumphant Shakespeare double 'bursting with life'
'Brave, witty, riveting' stage show about everyday sexism is unsettling but essential viewing
Clive Rowe returns to Hackney Empire in a joyous, quirky 'triumph of festive camp'
Catherine Tate lights up Sondheim's 'fabulously feelbad' tale of failed American dreams
Multi-storey staging of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales is 'a magic box of glittering surprises'
World stage premiere of John Adams's Resurrection tale oratorio is 'fabulously intense'
David Hare turns bestselling book about Mumbai slums into a kaleidoscopic spectacle
Rising star Alistair McDowall dazzles critics with a complex, gripping urban sci-fi thriller
Scientist Chris Rapley's 'quietly powerful' theatre talk is not just good, it's necessary
Catchy stage version of female factory worker film has salty humour and quirky, big-hearted charm
'Richly authentic' new play tackles life in an alcoholics' hostel with dark humour and empathy
Intimate candlelit staging of Ford's 17th-century sibling incest tragedy is 'a scorcher'
Sondheim's grimly comic musical staged in London's oldest pie shop is 'brilliantly atmospheric'
'Searing' 90-minute version of Ibsen's domestic drama distils the essence of tragedy