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Hansel and Gretel review the woods are alive in the Dukes' annual al fresco show

Williamson Park, LancasterHilltop, woodland and lake are the perfect setting for Zosia Ward's vivid retelling of multiple fairytalesHansel and Gretel may get top billing at the Dukes' annual outdoor production, but they are not alone. Threaded through the

Hansel and Gretel review the woods are alive in the Dukes' annual alfresco show

Williamson Park, LancasterHilltop, woodland and lake are the perfect setting for Zosia Ward's vivid retelling of multiple fairytalesHansel and Gretel may get top billing at the Dukes' annual outdoor production, but they are not alone. Threaded through the

Seeing the Lights review an emotionally engaging and witty drama

Brendan Murray's tale of family reunion makes dramatic capital from the premise that blood ties are often a mixed blessing.

Moominsummer Madness review Tove Jansson's world brought to life with knee-high puppets

This skilful adaptation of a much-loved children's book happily defies expectations.

Enjoy review Bennett revival lacks punch

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds Panned on its release in 1980, this comedy of working-class northern life remains unconvincing Alan Bennett's play about a family in an about to be demolished back-to-back street in Leeds flopped in 1980. Its revival , al

Pressure review a multifaceted metaphor

Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh David Haig's play about wartime meteorologists studying the weather for D-day is witty and affecting An enormous chart dominates the makeshift weather centre (design by Colin Richmond). The action takes place over four days in e

Water Babies review a musical adventure that struggles to stay afloat

You wouldn't expect a 21st-century adaptation of a 19th-century moral fable for children to follow the original exactly – and this new musical doesn't (book and lyrics by Guy Jones and Ed Curtis, who also directs).

Ignition - review

It is night. We're sitting in cars facing darkly glittering water and a distant horizon.

The American Plan - review

It's a fragile thing, this drama by multi-award-winning US playwright Richard Greenberg, written in 1990 and here receiving its British premiere.

Longing - review

William Boyd is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. Until now, though, he had never written a play. To get himself started, he decided, as he put it, to "stitch together" two short stories by that master short story-writer and playwright Anton Che