A powerful revival of Neil Bartlett and Nicolas Bloomfield's musical version of Balzac's tale of a castrato, played to the hilt by Bette Bourne, Francois Testory, Beverley Klein and Sara Kestelman.
Lyric Hammersmith, W6 (0181-741 2311)
All's Well That Ends Well
A strong cast, including rising star David Bark-Jones, set about this dark comedy with real intelligence. Royal Exchange, Manchester (0161-833 9333)
Stewart Parker's moving drama about coming to terms with the past and the present is beautifully acted and shot through with hilarity and hope.
Donmar Warehouse, WC2 (0171-369 1732)Reuse content