Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) complements Jane Austen’s work and maintains the ethos of what she did so well – which was to observe and give sharp and accurate social commentary.
Daniel Easton as The Actor and Robert Goodale as Mr Kips both give superb performances in The Woman In Black as they start to weave the story, keeping the audience captivated from start to finish.
Tiata Fahodzi’s Seeds in association with the Leeds Playhouse, Soho Theatre and Tara Finney Productions is being world premiered in Leeds.
Alistair Beaton’s stage adaptation of Hans Fallada’s critically acclaimed novel Alone in Berlin makes its world premiere at the Royal and Derngate.
Writer Ali Milles’ debut play The Croft starring Gwen Taylor gives a promise of some great work yet come.
In our continuing series, editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 16 February 2020) including Maryam Philpott’s thoughts on Tom Stoppard’s new play Leopoldstadt at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
Once and for all this is a beautiful love story with an upbeat vibe. From the moment we entered the theatre, early, to the sound of Irish, jig worthy music I was sold.
Magic Goes Wrong is a brilliant masterpiece that Mischief and Penn and Teller should all be proud of and is easily worth all the critical acclaim it has received so far.
In our continuing series, editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 9 February 2020), including Ian Foster seeing Rafe Spall give a career-defining performance in the National Theatre’s production of Death of England.
The Three Musketeers has a somewhat pantomime feel to it, full of energy and is great for all, we really enjoyed hearing the children in the audience laughing along.
Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp is an enthralling and emotive production with an unforgettable central performance – another unmissable show from Arrows & Traps.
Holes feels fresh while still following closely visually and narratively to the film, it carried with it the same 90s charm.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 2 February 2020), ranging from Ian Foster’s praise of the Orange Tree Theatre’s fine revival of Lucy Prebble’s first play The Sugar Syndrome.
Dr Korczak’s Example is a profoundly a powerful and moving play and a very poignant reminder to many who suffered under the clutches of Nazi persecution.
The ability of the cast members to effortlessly flow from one character to another is impressive in Jane Eyre.
The Importance of Being Earnest is a laugh out loud witty performance cleverly directed by Bryan Hodgson.
Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Coppélia is an enchanting family-friendly ballet that is joyous and witty from start to end.
Street Scene is an enjoyable production with outstanding performances from the cast and its diverse and reflective music accommodating the reality of living in a tenement in the 1940s.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 19 January 2020), including Aleks Sierz’s view that the new production of Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre is marching on to victory.
God of Carnage is a dissection of the middle classes familiar in Yasmina Reza’s work, presenting the characters in a farcical light that is so tragically funny.