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Hay Fever Theatre Royal Bath

Theatre  With the sad implosion of summer over this recent bank holiday, this vibrant staging of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever, with its scenario of being trapped in a country property with a demented family, couldn’t have been better timed.

Muse of Fire Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Theatre  Fire destroyed the first Globe Theatre in 1613.

The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face The Jetty at Greenwich Peninsula, London

Theatre  Given that The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face is an immersive experience and, as such, contains many elements of surprise, it is a challenge to articulate an opinion while maintaining the sense of mystery.

Ha Ha Hood! and The Prince of Leaves Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Theatre  Following previous renditions of this successful parody series, including last year’s critically acclaimed Ha Ha Holmes!, Ha Ha Hood and The Prince of Leaves provides a welcome escape from reality.

Lolita The Lord Stanley, London

Theatre  Nabokov’s 1955 masterpiece finds curious echoes in today’s mass media climate of stories of historical sex abuses.

Guys and Dolls Chichester Festival Theatre

Theatre  The style and panache of Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows’s distillation of Damon Runyon’s classic story and characters, set to Frank Loesser’s tuneful but acerbically pointed songs, puts Guys and Dolls among the greatest of the musicals from Broadway’s golden age.

Secret Cinema presents Back To The Future Queen Elizabeth Park, London

Theatre  Since 2007, Secret Cinema has been blurring the line between film and theatre, creating immersive productions around classic movie screenings.

The Ring Cycle Plays - The Rhine Gold/The Valkyrie/Siegfried/Twilight of the Gods The Scoop at More London, London

Theatre  Given that - including intervals - the play in its entirety has a four-and-a-half-hour running time, it is astonishing how fresh and fast-paced it feels throughout.

Jezebel Soho Upstairs, Soho Theatre, London

Theatre  A surprisingly sweet comedy about a sexually frustrated couple’s decision to engage in a threesome, Irish company Rough Magic’s Jezebel stimulates plenty of laughs but lacks the salacious bite its subject matter intimates.

Muswell Hill White Bear Theatre, London

Theatre  After the critical success of last year’s Invincible at the Orange Tree Theatre and later the St James, Torben Betts’ 2012 hit is given a welcome revival at the fringe venue that showcased some of his early writing.

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