Far from being just a niche tale about familial connections, the play’s intersectionality provides greater depth in the questions and answers it broaches.
A review of Ten Times Table by Alan Ayckbourn currently at Richmond Theatre . Still has resonance.
they have made a noticeable effort to share the experiences of many, to both hilarious and humbling effect in word, movement and dance.
David Kent’s new musical Liberty Rides Forth has some good ideas musically – but it needs better character development and a stronger book to make it completely enjoyable.
Written by Halley Feiffer and directed by Bethany Pitts, it’s fair to say that A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynaecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City is dark, even for a black comedy.
Tennessee Williams’ Summer & Smoke is undergoing a revival at the Almeida Theatre and makes for an interesting comparison with the playwright’s other mature work.
A Passage to India was written in 1924 and though it’s anti-colonialist message remains an element of the modern narrative, there’s no reason to focus on Forster’s message alone: post-colonialism and the dialogue of racism have moved on since then.
The Rose Theatre’s latest festive treat takes audiences to a wintery themed Wonderland – but does it fully embrace the madness of the world that Lewis Carroll created?
Following in the footsteps of Emma Rice’s production of the same play in her final summer season at the Globe, director Christopher Luscombe moves from Nell Gwynn’s 17th century setting to a Belle Époque version of Twelfth Night.
What is really clever about this play is how it manages to layer up the separate plots and points in time. There is one set (a cheap-looking motel room with a small bathroom and cupboard) and all the action takes place there, with many of the characters occupying the same space at the same time.
Tom Littler directs, and is admirably unafraid to start leisurely, almost lazy, with desultory kitchen conversation, a meal eaten, long pauses and passing remarks between valet and cook.
Classic Spring has announced its ‘Wilde Talk’ series to run alongside performances of A Woman of No Importance. Further casting has also been announced.
Craft Theatre will present their latest production, devised on ‘Shalateger’ by Hanns Johst (Poet Laurette to the Third Reich), to Waterloo East Theatre from the 3rd October. Clare, A young woman at university happens upon an English translation of a play written by Hitler’s favourite playwright and it upsets her entire world view. She can’t help but… Read More
We know Omid Djalili best as a comedian: one of our few Iranian standups. Great timing and great heart, a good Fagin but comparatively new to the stage (he improved before our very eyes in What the Butler Saw). Yet he is dream casting here.
There can be so many ways to get young children interested in ballet. The oldest and sometimes the most archaic of dance art forms, it still has an allure and glitter that rubs off on the youngest.
Stu (Scott Hunter) is a 19-year-old who is drafted into the army and immediately becomes the outsider. Stu is soon whisked away from the front line when he has a chance encounter with a photographer from Yank, the forces’ weekly magazine, a gay man’s haven and the production’s namesake.
Producers have confirmed that the original London Cast recording of the West End premiere of Broadway classic Dreamgirls will be released mid-April through Sony Classical and is available to pre-order from through Amazon.
Joe Hill-Gibbins directs this new production of Shakespeare’s comedy with a cast including Jemima Rooper. A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs at the Young Vic until 1 April 2017. What have critics been making of it?
A political satire, blended with sexualised humour, with a sprinkle of fertiliser-addicted plants that just want to have fun with their mates – what more could you ask for on a Wednesday night?
Patrick Marber’s revival of Tom Stoppard’s 1974 play transfers from the Menier Chocolate Factory to offer a bewildering yet excellently performed evening.