Black comedy Sydney & The Old Girl is occasionally entertaining, but much too dark and dispiriting for its own good.
Michael Frayn’s meta-comic masterpiece Noises Off easily stands the test of time; even when things go wrong!
Top-notch comic performances and a production that purrs like a Rolls-Royce mean that the touring production of Shakespeare In Love from Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Theatre Royal Bath is extremely seductive.
Jane Austen’s beloved novel is brought to life in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production currently touring the UK – with a few changes that muddle the plot.
Inspired by the Salem witch hunts of the seventeenth century, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible offered a commentary on McCarthyism and the House Un-American Activities Committee when it first premiered in 1953 on Broadway. Now, playing at Manchester’s Royal Exchange it is remarkable how much these themes still resonate loudly within our society today. Aside from modern-day witch hunts on social media for the latest shamed celebrity or the fear of terrorism and National Security, The Crucible also raises ideas surrounding the cuts to Legal Aid and those perceived as vulnerable, having to represent themselves in court.