Peter Pan flies into Fairfield Halls this Christmas with a brand new adventure for all the family. The Further Adventures of Peter Pan: The Return of Captain Hook features a star-studded cast led by EastEnders bad boy Ricky Champ as Neverland’s very own baddie, Captain Hook.
‘A unique blend of spoken word, choral work & music’: QUEENS OF SHEBA – Soho Theatre
This is a triumphant return of Queens of Sheba after a successful run at Soho Theatre in 2021 and Edinburgh Fringe in 2018. Expertly directed, these ladies burst onto the stage with such energy and so many vibes it’s infectious and everyone in the audience feels it.
‘Toilet humour & good gags for the kids’: GANGSTA GRANNY – Bloomsbury Theatre
David Walliams’ style of humour also tends towards the gross side. But in between all the fart jokes is a story with real heart that will resonate with adults and children alike.
‘Breathing new life into such a well-loved classic’: BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS – Touring
Everyone has a list of favourite childhood films and, as you might expect from a family of musical theatre lovers, Disney films feature heavily on ours.
‘A fantastically funny take on Sherlock Holmes’: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES – Touring
The game is afoot. Or, perhaps more accurately, apaw. The Hound of the Baskervilles is bounding across the country, pursued by Sherlock Holmes and chums.
‘The promenade performance offers a tour of the exciting new spaces’: RED – Polka Theatre
Polka Theatre has finally reopened its doors after two and a half years, following major refurbishment works which coincided with the Covid-19 pandemic.
‘This is one of the best comedies running in the West End’: RELATIVELY SPEAKING — Jermyn Street Theatre
This is the first show in the Jermyn Street Theatre’s Encounters season, and they have certainly started it off on a high note. This is a production of one of Alan Ayckbourn’s first plays from 1965, a comedy and farce set around the misunderstandings between two couples.
‘Funny, moving & thought-provoking’: YOU ARE HERE – Southwark Playhouse
After five long months, theatre buildings are finally back in business for in-person performances, meaning our calendar and credit card statement(!) are starting to look […]
‘A fun, festive frolic for the whole family’: THE LEGEND OF MOBY DICK WHITTINGTON – Sleeping Trees (Online review)
The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington is a fun, festive frolic for the whole family. So grab yourself a mince pie and kick off panto season in true 2020 style from the comfort of your sofa.
Roustabout Theatre’s founders reflect on a challenging but creative year
The founders of Roustabout Theatre privilege have turned the challenges of 2020 into creative ideas and continue to find joy in sharing their stories and laughter with people of all ages.
‘A courtroom setting gets round socially distanced difficulties’: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS – Guildford Shakespeare Company (Online review)
Guildford Shakespeare Company first performed their adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic in 2015. After a successful series of Zoom murder mystery evenings, they decided to recreate their hit family production.
‘As entertaining as it is educational’: LUNA – Roustabout Theatre Company
It’s a brilliant piece of theatre which will no doubt capture the imagination of anyone interested in space, and is one of those shows which genuinely works as well (if not better) for the adults as it does for the kids.
‘The key to the show’s success is its simplicity’: The Polar Bears Go Up – Unicorn Theatre (Online review)
The Polar Bears Go Up sees the Polar Bears off on an adventure to rescue a balloon, utilising multiple inventive methods of transport to climb higher and higher until, eventually, they end up in space.
‘Make sure you see it’: POTTED PANTO – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★★
Do you love panto? Potted Panto is the panto for you. Make sure you see it.
‘An absolute treat for anyone who loves musical theatre’: CURTAINS – Touring & West End ★★★★
Curtains is a hilarious love letter to both the murder mystery genre and musical theatre itself, performed brilliantly by an impressively large cast in which there is not a weak link.
WATCH: Discover more about acclaimed drama Poisoned Polluted from its cast and creative team
Two sisters have to deal with the effects of their toxic childhood in new drama Poisoned Polluted. Find out more about the hit production with this behind the scenes trailer, then act fast to book tickets for the final performances.
FIRST LOOK: Kathryn O’Reilly’s five-star tale of trying to survive childhood trauma, Poisoned Polluted
A tale of two sisters and a bond forged through childhood adversity, Poisoned Polluted has drawn acclaim and plaudits during the first weeks of its run at the Old Red Lion Theatre. Take a look at production images then book your tickets for the show’s final weeks.
‘Raises the bar for the modern musical’: PRELUDES – Southwark Playhouse
While this may not read like an ordinary review, Preludes is far from an ordinary show. Dave Malloy’s work is a revolutionary piece that tackles the topic of mental health in the arts and poses probing questions about the subjectivity of art and the meaning of success.
A Roundabout rundown: Six Paines Plough shows at Edfringe
The Paines Plough Roundabout is the most reliable, new writing venues at the fringe. With a collection of work that represents the width and breadth of the UK both geographically and thematically, this year’s offerings are universally strong.
‘If you like the film, you will most likely enjoy the stage show’: SCHOOL OF ROCK – West End ★★★★
For anyone unfamiliar with the show, it is based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black as a wannabe rock-star who masquerades as a private school teacher and ends up taking his class to Battle of the Bands. If you like the film, you will most likely enjoy the stage show. On the flip side, don’t go in expecting big surprises.