Let’s start off by saying that this show My Son’s a Queer (But what can you do?) at the Ambassadors Theatre is the most joyous and heartfelt 75 minutes I’ve maybe ever experienced in the theatre. Rob Madge has taken the highs and lows of their childhood to create a show which celebrates individuality in the most spectacularly jubilant way.
‘This is a writer fully grasping her moment’: ONE WOMAN SHOW – Ambassadors Theatre
Liz Kingsman’s One Woman Show at the Ambassadors is then more than a pot shot at Fleabag and the like, and is instead an assessment of the performative nature of female roles in popular culture products in which the inauthentic substance of these representations is both highlighted and satirised while fully acknowledging how appealing and entertaining these tropes continue to be.
‘An undeniably fine piece of theatre’: MAD HOUSE – Ambassadors Theatre ★★★★
Theresa Rebeck’s Mad House at the Ambassadors Theatre is a tremendously engrossing and satisfying tragicomedy, given a flawless, blazingly well acted production by Moritz von Stuelpnagel.
‘Really gets to grips with the multiple meanings of its title’: MAD HOUSE – Ambassadors Theatre
Ambassadors Theatre, London – until 4 September 2022 For the second time in successive weeks an American family drama opens in the West End and while Jitney may be a less obvious group of characters, the premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new play Mad House focuses on a more traditional dynamic. US theatre is filled with dysfunctional family dramas and the …
‘The intimate moments are so credible it feels borderline voyeuristic sat in the audience’: COCK – West End
Watching Mike Bartlett’s play Cock today, it seems strange to think that it was actually written 13 years ago, as it covers themes that are so resonant with life in 2022.
‘This is an entertainment that is lit up by the excellence of its acting’: COCK – West End
Mike Bartlett’s Cock invites suggestive comments, but the main thing about the play is that it has proved to be a magnet for star casting.
‘Mike Bartlett’s play continues to fascinate & challenge’: COCK – West End
Theatre has always been a place to explore identity by using different character perspectives to consider points of view, social structures or inherited notions of what an individual can and should be.
‘A refreshing & exhilarating companion piece to Jaws’: THE SHARK IS BROKEN – West End
Theatrical spinoffs from popular movies are usually ill-conceived and redundant; a double whammy from which you’re less likely to come back than Chrissie Watkins after a swim off the beaches of Amity Island.
‘I was fascinated by the story behind the play telling the story behind the film’: THE SHARK IS BROKEN – West End
The Shark Is Broken is the brainchild of Ian Shaw who co-wrote it and stars as his own late father Robert Shaw. It is uncanny just how much Ian looks and sounds like his father.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Shark is Broken at the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the West End transfer of new comedy The Shark Is Broken, now booking at the Ambassadors Theatre until 15 January 2022.
INTERVIEW: Guy Masterson on bringing The Shark is Broken to the West End
Director Guy Masterson chatted to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about bringing The Shark Is Broken to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre.
NEWS: West End production of the Mike Bartlett play C O C K will star Taron Egerton, Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka & Phil Daniels
Taron Egerton, Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka and Phil Daniels will star in C O C K, the first West End production of Mike Bartlett’s Olivier Award-winning play about love and identity.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Kunene & the King at the Ambassadors Theatre
Love London Love Culture rounds up the critics thoughts on John Kani’s play, Kunene & The King.
NEWS: Bush Theatre celebrates the transfer of Baby Reindeer to the West End & New York
The award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit Baby Reindeer follows a sold-out season at the Bush last year by transferring to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre from 2 April 2020 (press night is 6 April). The production then moves to BAM’s Fishman Space in New York from 21 May.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Ghost Stories at Ambassadors Theatre
We round up the reviews for Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s Ghost Stories which is back in London in time for Halloween…
‘It is genuinely terrifying’: GHOST STORIES – West End
Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman’s Ghost Stories has been entertaining audiences since 2010 both on the stage and in a 2017 film adaptation and this revival at the Ambassadors Theatre is a welcome return.
NEWS: Ghost Stories returns to the West End in October 2019 for a limited run
Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s worldwide cult phenomenon Ghost Stories returns to the West End this autumn, following a hit extended run at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
‘Full of heart & energy’: The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical – West End ★★★★
The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical is an expressive and animated production, full of heart and energy.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
The cast has been announced for Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The Musical which will open at the Ambassadors Theatre for a limited season from 15 June until 12 October 2019, with a gala night on 2 July 2019.
NEWS: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole musical gets West End premiere
Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The Musical, will open at the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre for a limited season from 15 June until 12 October 2019.