Christmas With The Rat Pack

Christmas With The Rat Pack

In the early 1960s the Rat Pack quintet (then including Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop) performed in the Sands Casino in Las Vegas. The shows were semi-improvised affairs with sketches, drinks, cigarettes, repartee, a little dancing and, when they weren’t fooling around, some of that famous singing... 

13 the Musical

13 the Musical

The greatest assets of 13 are also the greatest pitfalls.The cast are wonderfully talented and the concept by Jason Robert Brown is highly laudable, however with teenage performers cast ostensibly as twelve year olds, the musical fails to deliver the standard expected of the West End... 

No Place For A Woman

No Place For A Woman

The title does not playfully refer to the role of women in theatre as available at The Globe with Nell Gwynn at the moment. This is a sombre reflection on two women’s experience in the dwindling days of World War II Poland... 

Adam & Eve and Steve

Adam & Eve and Steve

If you’re looking for a wholesome chapter from The Good Book then this is not the show for you. If however you love an innuendo, a lot of queening around and borderline nudity then this just might be the ticket... 

Thriller Live

Thriller Live

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough should be the new tagline for the musical which has just become the 15th longest running show in West End history.This production, which covers the musical career of Michael Jackson, doesn’t stoop to storytelling like many of its current ‘famous musicians’ musical’ contemporaries... 

The Miller Comedy Festival Opening - Sara Pascoe - Carl Donnelly - Glenn Moore - Abigoliah Schaman MC

The Miller Comedy Festival Opening - Sara Pascoe - Carl Donnelly - Glenn Moore - Abigoliah Schaman MC

As Sara Pascoe explains, the peculiarities of a ‘job’ as a comedian, that is more ‘craft’ than job equally applies to describing whether something is funny or not. Her example was that of a chair-maker - and not to give away the punchline - her point was that a chair either works or it doesn’t; it supports you or it breaks... 

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

This adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s best-seller was written back in 2006, a year before the filmic representation. Protagonist Amir narrates his life as if from the present day, taking him through his childhood in Kabul to his current existence in sunny San Francisco... 

The Red Barn

The Red Barn

If you think The Red Barn will be a nice relaxing audience experience think again and then have another think. A series of pervasive audio-visual effects combine with constrained dialogue to keep you on-guard and in a state of intense concentration... 

Unfaithful

Unfaithful

In a converted Art school with stairs that spiral around a disused lift shaft leading to a venue which places the audience either side of a promenade stage very close to a versatile bedroom set, there dwells a surprisingly brief, absorbing and venomous exploration of fidelity between two generations of couples... 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

The gloriously grotesque cult-musical opens at New Wimbledon Theatre, complete with the necessarily capitalised X-Factor contestant RHYDIAN starring as The Dentist. Despite the glitzy ‘big name’, this tour production still feels inspired by its B-movie origins... 

Unfaithful's ​Niamh Cusack & Matthew Lewis: “I really like smelling the audience!”

Unfaithful's ​Niamh Cusack & Matthew Lewis: “I really like smelling the audience!”

Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series, The Syndicate) and Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) will appear in Unfaithful by Owen McCafferty and directed by Adam Penfold, alongside Sean Campion and Ruta Gedmintas, from the end of August at Found111... 

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

An extraordinary logistical display of theatre sees The Merchant of Venice taken out onto the streets of Barking; by the people, for the people.Backed by Arts Council England and the Major of London among others, Studio 3 Arts assemble celebrities, local actors, volunteers and dance schools in order to tour Barking Town Centre in the hunt for Shylock’s pound of flesh... 

Thyestes

Thyestes

Derailed Theatre’s debut production thrusts us back to Ancient Greece with a disconcertingly familiar whiff of contemporaneous conservative leadership politics. It’s the hand of fate reaffirming theatre’s power to mirror reality; a brutal reality in the case of this Greek tragedy... 

In or Out

In or Out

A prescient play from Caroline Loncq about the European Referendum sees Tory rising star Annie and Labour hack Jim put their party differences aside in a private but passionate debate of the issues, both political and increasingly personal...