Perhaps the best loved of all Ibsen's plays, A Doll's House is like a glorious onion. It opens on the smooth and shiny surface of a marriage and gradually peels away layer after layer till it reaches the rotten brown centre.
A whirling conglomerate of circus skills, burlesque and high-camp theatrics, Close Encounters is an asteroid belt of sassy, sexy mayhem.
Forget sequins, glitter and extravagant costumes, this is circus as you've never seen it before, pushed to its conceptual and cerebral limits.
It's the stuff that childhood memories are made of: an enchanting world of secret hopes, dreams and journeys. You would need a heart of stone not to fall in love with Lula Del Ray.
We've all been there. Everyone at the party is having a great time and you would be too if only your vicious inner critic would shut the diggity up for five minutes. ★★★½
The decision to stage powerful drama The Secret River in Anstey Hill Quarry was an absolute stroke of genius.