Little Robin Redbreast is a wonderful Christmas musical, the socially-distanced crew is marvellous at portraying a festive wonder.
A R Gurney’s gentle two-hander Love Letters is an ideal choice for re-opening TR Haymarket, with the actors never leaving their writing desks throughout the performance.
After nine months, we are grateful just to sit in an auditorium, but to see a production as slick, unsettling and thrilling as The Dumb Waiter is a wonderful reminder of the power of live theatre.
Situated at some bespangled junction between a full-on drag show, traditional panto and the hoary old murder mysteries Ms Christie specialised in, Death Drop is about as subtle as a sledgehammer. But it’s a lot more fun.
Turbine Theatre’s adult panto Cinderella: The Socially Distanced Ball is a festival of filthy fun that you can’t help but love.
The brilliant cast of In Tandem gives authentic and realistic portrayals of ordinary people enduring life and finding new ways of living.
Balancing a fine line between radio play, true crime shockumentary and theatrical whodunit, but transcending each medium, director Tamara Harvey makes Henry Filloux-Bennett’s play What a Carve Up! fizz with relentlessly building fury.
From humble beginnings as a weekly Facebook live stream during lockdown, Myra Dubois’ A Problem Shared has hit the big time and production values have soared to TWO cameras.
Set adrift in the ocean of indifference and ineptitude of government guidelines, theatres and producers are finding creative solutions to stage shows, and this socially-distanced production of C-o-n-t-a-c-t is a wonderful way to experience an intriguing and uplifting play.
The fact that Sleepless is the first large-scale indoor production since lockdown gives it a wow factor beyond the production itself.
Nigel Slater’s Toast returns to the Lawrence Batley Theatre as a brand-new online adaptation – part radio play, part animated film – airing from 1 to 31 July 2020.
Olly Dobson is amazing in Back to the Future. He sounds, looks and even has the mannerisms of Marty, the portrayal is so well done I don’t think anyone else could have done a better job.
Crongton Knights is a completely unique performance in both the storyline and the atmospheric use of sound.
This adaptation of Helen Forrester’s By The Waters of Liverpool by Rob Fennah gives its audience a complete picture of Forrester’s life.
Kite Runner is a heart-gripping, compelling play with so much emotion, love, hurt, loyalty, disappointment pride and anger as well as forgiveness.
With everything else going on around the world at the moment we sometimes just need a good laugh and the Barn Theatre’s Ben Hur certainly delivers this.
The Last Of The Pelican Daughters seamlessly mixed tears of laughter into tears of heartbreak. Honest, thoughtful and intelligent in direction, writing and performance.
Not all the humour connects in Bang Bang! but impressive performances ensure an entertaining evening is had by all.
Director Jason Morell brings distinctly different performance elements together, to create the perfect homage to Christopher Reid’s art in Love, Loss and Chianti.
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.