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Lyn Gardner

Museum of Water review every drop tells a story in show of donated water

Somerset House, London Tears from a miscarriage and bathwater shared by a mother and child are on display in this touching gallery of samples A human body can be as much as 80% water. We can survive for long periods without food but no more than a week w

Intimate Apparel review writing as delicate as a lace undergarment

It's 1905 and Esther (Tanya Moodie) is a black seamstress who has lived in a New York boarding house for 18 years.

A Human Being Died That Night review a scorching look at apartheid guilt

Hampstead Downstairs, London What is forgiveness, asks Nicholas Wright's tense true-story play, in which a psychologist interviews an apartheid assassin There is a moment near the start of Nicholas Wright 's play, based on the book by South African psyc

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning review terrifically portrayed postwar drabness

Mercury, Colchester Patrick Knowles swaggers as the misogynistic, womanising factory hand at the centre of this adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's 1958 novel "Screw the world" is the motto of Arthur Seaton, the antihero of Alan Sillitoe 's grimy 1958 novel.

Donkey Heart review a terrific play lurking inside a flabby one

Rage, suppressed emotion and family secrets in a Moscow flat provide the setting for this uneven but sharply funny play.

Titus Andronicus review Shakespeare's bloodbath becomes a sadistic delight

Nasty, but oh so very, very nice, too. Lucy Bailey's 2006 revival returns to the Globe, and it's gorier and funnier than ever.

My Name Is review even-handed account of Molly Campbell scandal

Sudha Bhuchar's unhysterical account of a schoolgirl caught between her mother and father – and society – pays dividends.

Water Babies review chimney-sweep musical is a mess

This show based on a sermonising Victorian story has a fatal mix of blandness and mawkishness.

Sunny Afternoon review Ray Davies musical is hardly rock'n'roll

This story about the Kinks would have been better presented as a jukebox musical

Archimedes' Principle review a cleverly executed, slippery little play

You can almost smell the chlorine in Josep Maria Miró i Coromina's child-abuse drama set in a leisure centre.