Theatre

Latest Reviews

Lord Of The Flies

Lord Of The Flies

William Golding’s seminal tale of children going feral when left to their own devices on a Pacific island gets a trademark Lazarus Theatre treatment on this their second production during their year-long residency in Greenwich.During an unnamed war a disparate group of kids are the only survivors of a plane crash... 

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Macbeth
Macbeth

There’s a moral sense of the inevitable in Macbeth. Man is greedy. Greedy is bad. Murder is badder... 

H G Wells' The Time Machine
H G Wells' The Time Machine

While not even Herbert George Wells’s own first dalliance with the concept of time travel, his 1895 novella The Time Machine has nevertheless become pretty much the definitive text on the subject – one television Time Lord notwithstanding... 

Showtime from the Frontline
Showtime from the Frontline

Most stand-up comedy these days is based on the lives of the people standing behind the microphone, albeit reshaped to varying degrees to ensure their material matches the “rule of three” defining all the best jokes in the world – essentially a beginning, a middle and the wrong ending... 

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Features

King Lear starring Ian McKellen is on sale now

King Lear starring Ian McKellen is on sale now

Following its sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Munby’s explosive revival of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy King Lear moves to the West End with a celebrated cast led by Ian McKellen as the embittered monarch in a fractured kingdom. 

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Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018
Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018

As one of the heavy hitters at Brighton Fringe, Sweet Venues have announced they doubling their number of spaces in 2018 with two new venues... 

An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre
An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. 

Black Friday Deals on West End Shows
Black Friday Deals on West End Shows

All this week we've got some fantastic offers on your favourite West End shows. Check back daily for the latest offers. 

Interviews

Fiona McNamara & Ralph Upton on their Approach to Audience Interaction

Fiona McNamara & Ralph Upton on their Approach to Audience Interaction

Binge Culture are a performance-art group of five that originated in Wellington, New Zealand. They’re always thinking about how to get the audience involved in their work and playing with forms outside of traditional theatre. The group have three highly contrasting shows to this year’s Fringe – Whales, Break Up: We Need to Talk and Ancient Shrines and Half Truths... 

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‘Edinburgh is kind of like tapas’ – New Diorama Theatre’s David Byrne
‘Edinburgh is kind of like tapas’ – New Diorama Theatre’s David Byrne

Having received rave reviews for The Secret Life of Humans as well as supporting dozens of other theatre companies at the Fringe and beyond, the New Diorama Theatre has made a name for itself as one of the new powerhouses of British theatre... 

100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace on Sensitive Issues in Theatre
100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace on Sensitive Issues in Theatre

Having made their Fringe debut last year with The Life and Times of Lionel, theatre company Forget About The Dog are back with their new show, 100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace... 

Queerness and Colonialism in Lilith: The Jungle Girl at the Traverse
Queerness and Colonialism in Lilith: The Jungle Girl at the Traverse

In nineteenth-century Holland, a leading neuroscientist tries to ‘civilise’ a wild girl who was raised by lions in the heart of Borneo... 

Latest Listings

The Last Bordello

The Last Bordello

A sweet young terrorist must lose his virginity tonight. But will he get out of the brothel alive? There’s one bordello left in a brutal war zone and inside the atmosphere’s like an X-rated mad hatter’s tea party. The Last Bordello is an ingeniously fiendish labyrinth that gets more puzzling and suspenseful with every wrong turn – think Margaret Atwood meets David Lynch... 

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Instructions for Correct Assembly
Instructions for Correct Assembly

Maybe turn down the ‘opinionated’ dial? Hari and Max weren’t satisfied with their first attempt at parenthood, so they’re giving it a second go... 

The Cane
The Cane

“It will be the biggest send off any teacher has ever had. No teacher is as loved” After 45 years as a dedicated teacher, Edward is looking forward to the imminent celebration to mark his retirement... 

Pity
Pity

“Two bombs in one day is a foul coincidence” “Don’t forget the lightning strike” A normal day...