If men were the people expected to plan their lives around having children with any expediency, there would be no gender wage gap.
Online theatre is a great way to see shows, especially in these hard times, and especially for those who cannot afford or are able to watch them live because they live further away from London.
A simply superb production, Drip Drip Drip is flawlessly performed, powerful, righteously angry, poetic and emotionally devastating.
The Special Relationship is a brilliant satire served with a chilling dose of real-life stories of men and women torn apart from their families and deported back to the UK from the US while serving prison sentences.
A theatrical adventure taking in both the virtual and real world, Jekyll and Hyde at the Vaults is fantastically put together and orchestrated.
In our continuing series, editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 23 February 2020), including Aleks Sierz’s thoughts on the Bridge Theatre’s timely revival of Caryl Churchill’s 2002 play A Number
With an infectious soundtrack, bags of energy and a brilliant cast, this is a unique and entertaining production. It’s easy to see why Be More Chill is a fan favourite and long may it last.
In Crooks 1926 the cast cleverly weaves in all the audience so everyone has a part to play and it all comes together brilliantly.
Musik is the spin-off from the original 2001 Closer to Heaven musical collaboration from Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, bringing the former fictional euro diva character, Billie Trix, back in a cabaret-style show to tell her personal Zeligesque life story in biographical vignettes.
Alternating historical poorly-researched lessons, German psychedelic music routines and and ill-fitted frocks, there is not a dull moment in The Six Wives of Henry VIII.
Blitz! encapsulates all the emotions across the board with enthusiasm exuding from all the cast keen to make you connect with all their individual stories.
None of the songs are too long in The Jury and they are all well written and never bore – this is a strong new musical and won’t vanish from the stages too soon.
The evocative music synergises well with the poetic narration in Persona and adds emphasis to important plot points, while also giving a sense of pressure and entrapment.
All the actors impress in The Morning After, a light-hearted comedy about love and disinhibited families, it’s just a shame the characters are so one-dimensional.
Directed by Bronagh Lagan, Rags embraces the true wonders of theatre, bringing to light the compelling story of some Jewish immigrants attempting to integrate into American society of the 1910s.
Fourplay is a cleverly written, well-acted and directed, highly entertaining show that will make you laugh and think, and everything in between.
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.
Co-creators Poppy Damon and Saul Boyer have morphed old and new in JEW…ish by combining the traditional family Jewish values and a modern polyamorous relationship, although it doesn’t sound like a match made in heaven the pair have created a play that has made it work.
It’s a breath of fresh air to see the representation of sexuality and equality presented in Soho Cinders which is also fun and full of brilliant vocal moments and silly, sexy one-liners.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre including Love London Love Culture’s delight at watching Jamie Lloyd’s razor sharp West End production of Cyrano de Bergerac.