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FEATURED SHOW: Watch Liza Pulman singing Streisand ahead of new album & Cadogan Hall concert

19th September 2017
Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer and comedienne and one-third of the satirical and much-loved comedy trio Fascinating Aida, brings her third solo show Liza Sings Streisand to London's Cadogan Hall for one night only next month, hot on the heels of the show's album.Read more...
from Press Releases

THE KNOWLEDGE – Charing Cross Theatre

19th September 2017
Jack Rosenthal and Simon Block’s script is a keen observation on how this ordeal takes over the lives of those trying to master it, in a time when knowledge of The Knowledge was at its peak.Read more...
from Daniel Perks

DEADCLUB™ – The Place

19th September 2017
Co-directors Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg have created a piece of theatre which might be the closest I have ever felt to being in a dream whilst awake and not under the influence of psychoactive drugs. Read more...
from Laura Kressly

FOOTLOOSE – Peacock Theatre ★★★

19th September 2017
You can see where this is going. The theme is rather reminiscent of those films with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney were put upon youngsters fight their way out of a difficult situation by…. yes, putting on a show!Read more...
from Caroline Hanks-Farmer

NEWS: King’s Head transfers La Boheme & Strangers in Between to Trafalgar Studios

19th September 2017
The King's Head Theatre has announced back-to-back West End transfers of two of its sell-out productions: Puccini’s La bohème and Tommy Murphy’s Strangers in Between.Read more...
from Press Releases

OSLO – National Theatre & West End ★★★★★

19th September 2017
This is a three-hour historical political play about Middle East negotiations in the 1990s: and it is absolutely thrilling.Read more...
from Libby Purves

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE – Marble Arch Theatre ★★★★★

19th September 2017
Created thirty years ago by Clarke Peters and swiftly transferring from the Theatre Royal Stratford East across town to the West End and then to Broadway, it is a delight to see the show return to London, where it simply outclasses many of today's.Read more...
from Jonathan Baz

DOLPHINS & SHARKS – Finborough Theatre

19th September 2017
Finborough Theatre, London – until 30 September 2017 Guest reviewer: Melinda Haunton The signs are excellent when you enter the Finborough’s latest set. It’s instantly, vividly a cramped, tatty copy shop, with a cheap metal door, and cluttered counter face-on to the single bank.Read more...
from Shanine Salmon

NEWS: Joanne Clifton follows Flashdance with Top Hat’s fringe premiere

19th September 2017
Former Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton continues her run of musicals by starring in the London fringe premiere of all-singing, all-dancing Irving Berlin musical Top Hat.Read more...
from Press Releases

THE MAGIC FLUTE – Soho Theatre

18th September 2017
To chop Mozart’s The Magic Flute down into two hours, with an interval; to translate it entirely into English; to set it in a modern-day nightclub-style setting, are all brave moves by OperaUpClose.Read more...
from Daniel Perks

EUGENE ONEGIN – Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia ★★★★★

18th September 2017
Moscow’s Vakhtangov Theatre’s filmed version of a live performance of the play of the novel by its artistic director, Rimas Tuminas has arrived, if only for one screening at the Barbican. One hopes there will be more.Read more...
from Carole Woddis

GATE – Cockpit Theatre ★★★★

18th September 2017
Gate takes place on an average Thursday morning at ‘The Gate’ and, like every first-born child in the generations before her, Eve (portrayed by Emma Dennis-Edwards) is guarding it carefully.Read more...
from Olivia Mitchell

JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT – Touring ★★★

18th September 2017
From the outset it was exactly what I expected: cheesy but fun. There's no getting around the fact that its a childish show but what they've done really well with this production is really play on that childish humour. Read more...
from Olivia Mitchell

BULLISH – Camden People’s Theatre

18th September 2017
Asterion wanders through the night, in a world that doesn’t really fit them. The minotaur of Greek myth, Asterion is the only one of their kind to exist. Asterion is bull-ish, neither human nor bull. Or, both human and bull. Read more...
from Laura Kressly

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Ovalhouse’s Owen Calvert-Lyons

18th September 2017
The Autumn Season at Ovalhouse explores the ‘unseen’ people in our communities: children in care, whistle-blowers, sex-workers, transgender people and asylum seekers.Read more...
from Shanine Salmon

THE KNOWLEDGE – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★

18th September 2017
The titular knowledge is famously what is required to become a licensed London black-cab driver, a process so demanding that 70% of hopeful candidates fail to make the grade.Read more...
from Jonathan Baz

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE – Marble Arch Theatre ★★★★

18th September 2017
Each song is playful, catchy, foot-tapping and filled with warmth and affection for one another. The five Moe's are energetic and throw themselves into the fast-paced, jazzy pieces and choreography by Andrew Wright with joy and exuberance.Read more...
from Olivia Mitchell

NEWS: Bat Out of Hell’s Andrew Polec beats Hollywood stars in first-ever #DebutAwards

18th September 2017
Winners were announced for the inaugural The Stage Debut Awards, recognising the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre, in a star-studded ceremony held last night (17 September 2017) at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London.Read more...
from Press Releases

DEATHTRAP – Touring

17th September 2017
The floorboards in Sidney Bruhl's isolated barn conversion may squeak underfoot, but there's nothing creaky about Adam Penford's smart revival of Ira Levin's 1978 play Deathtrap.Read more...
from Ian Foster

THE PEDLAR OF SWAFFHAM – Norfolk ★★★

17th September 2017
It shouldn’t have surprised me (as a local) that I had never heard the Norfolk folktale of John Chapman, the dreaming pedlar who found a fortune buried in his garden and used it generously to restore his beloved town of Swaffham.Read more...
from Libby Purves