Grease the Musical

Grease the Musical

From hand-jiving to slicked hair, Nikolai Foster’s Grease at the Dominion Theatre is a sprint down memory lane with extra twists. 

Rhys Nicholson - Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!

Rhys Nicholson - Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!

Rhys Nicholson must have been pushing down the material in Rhys! Rhys! Rhys! for a long time, for this show is certainly a diamond. 

Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Like most dystopian stories, Simon Perrott’s Everybody Wants to Rule the World has a basis in reality which forces us to reflect on the issues of today. 

Rehab: The Musical

Rehab: The Musical

Grant Black and Murray Lachlan Young’s Rehab is an entertaining musical that is full of potential. 

Javelin

Javelin

Taking self-deprecating humour to another level, Tom Walker’s Javelin is a rather eclectic series of observations and character-based narratives, through which runs a relatively … 

Ride

Ride

Few will perhaps have heard of Annie Londonderry, but after seeing Freya Catrin Smith and Jack Williams’ Ride, it will be practically impossible to forget the name. 

Diva Live from Hell!

Diva Live from Hell!

Damnation has never been so fun in Joe McNeice’s adaptation of Diva: Live from Hell. 

Ghost Quartet by Dave Malloy

Ghost Quartet by Dave Malloy

Smashing Cabinets Theatre’s adaptation of Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet is ghost-like and haunting, confusing at times, but generally falls somewhere between the mysteriousness o… 

Artorigus

Artorigus

There is a distinctly medieval feel to Ross Stephenson’s Artorigus from the start, despite its modern trappings. 

Sarah Sherman

Sarah Sherman

Hailing all the way from the bright lights of New York, Sarah Sherman’s self-described horror comedy show - with the emphasis on the horror - is incredibly ghastly and overly gra… 

A Wilde Life

A Wilde Life

Chevron Theatre’s A Wilde Life is absolutely hypnotic, hinting at a time of debauchery and a glamour that has long since passed. 

Beautiful Nothing

Beautiful Nothing

All that glitters is not gold, a message that is incredibly clear in Em Oliver’s Beautiful Nothing. 

Cruise

Cruise

Electric, animated, compelling. 

Splinters

Splinters

Judy Seall’s Splinters is a strangely warm gothic Victorian tale, a warmth that emanates from the bonds between the members of the cast. 

Starship Improvise

Starship Improvise

Combining the improvisation talents of Mischief Comedy, Austentatious, and Showstopper!, Starship Improvise is a blast out of this world, filled with moments of hilarity and creati… 

Cherub Spring: A Political Satire

Cherub Spring: A Political Satire

Children, especially toddlers are known to be tyrants. 

The Single Lady

The Single Lady

Lauren Brewer and Will Geraint Drake’s The Single Lady is a musical extravaganza, giving Elizabeth I the same treatment that Hamilton did to the Founding Fathers. 

A Eulogy for Roman

A Eulogy for Roman

Death is sad enough, but growing up seems worse. 

Flesh

Flesh

Whilst it may be apt to stage John Montgomery and Derek Batchelor’s Flesh - a musical about Burke and Hare - at Surgeon’s Hall, the novelty stops there. 

Double Crossed

Double Crossed

Whilst mildly fun, it is odd in this day and age to have any form of pro-police art. 

52 Souls

52 Souls

Chronic Insanity’s 52 Souls is a series of monologues that correspond to each indiviudal playing card (plus one Joker) along the subject of death and mortality, all in an hour. 

Living with Sin

Living with Sin

Turning what we know about morality on its head, Gabrielle James and Joshua Newman’s Living With Sin is an interesting twist on the traditionally 'evil' seven deadly sins… 

Don't Say Macbeth

Don't Say Macbeth

GOYA Theatre Company’s Don’t Say Macbeth is a fast-paced show filled with well-balanced satire that pokes fun at and spoofs the theatre and musical industry. 

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery is an interactive Shakespeare-based whodunnit where the audience (with help from the cast) is tasked with solving the murder. 

Sylus 2024!

Sylus 2024!

Jeff Ahern’s presidential campaign based on audience suggestions brings an insightful look at the current state of political affairs. 

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Chris Bush, Miranda Cooper and Jennifer Decilveo’s Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is in one word, a celebration. 

Milo Edwards: Voicemail

Milo Edwards: Voicemail

Filled with classically and subtly nihilistic British humour, Milo Edwards’ Voicemail is full of intelligent and thought provoking commentary that turns Mash House into a safe sp… 

Yellow Bird Chase

Yellow Bird Chase

Jason Slavick’s Yellow Bird Chase shows us that the best children’s shows have something for everyone, whether it is the gibberish of the language, the compelling storyline or … 

Foundations

Foundations

Unassuming at the start, A V Brodrenkova and Aimee Dickinson’s Foundations quickly breaks all boundaries and assumptions. 

Ted Hill: All the Presidents Man

Ted Hill: All the Presidents Man

Ted Hill is incredibly brave for putting on his show, All The Presidents Man, which in itself is a very clever title. 

Garry Starr: Greece Lightning

Garry Starr: Greece Lightning

Despite the hyper atmosphere and start of Garry Starr’s Greece Lightning, there is something vaguely unsettling about the manic nature of the way that Starr approaches this show. 

Catherine Bohart: This Isn't For You

Catherine Bohart: This Isn't For You

Despite what Catherine Bohart tells us in This Isn’t For You, she is more emotionally articulate than she gives herself credit for. 

Ivo Graham: My Future, My Clutter

Ivo Graham: My Future, My Clutter

Too young to be yelling at clouds, Ivo Graham decides to talk loudly at us over the course of an hour instead. 

Maisie Adam: Buzzed

Maisie Adam: Buzzed

Maisie Adam is Buzzed about a lot of things, and it is a nice change of pace to hear how things are going well for a comedian. 

Bloody Mary: Live!

Bloody Mary: Live!

Forget everything you may know about Bloody Mary; the cocktail, the game, the queen who burned Protestants at the stake. 

Sarah Keyworth: Lost Boy

Sarah Keyworth: Lost Boy

Sarah Keyworth’s Lost Boy is very difficult to fully describe. 

RuneSical

RuneSical

From Gigglemug comedy duo Sam Cochrane and Alex Prescot, Runesical is an amusing, action packed quest based on the role-palying game Runescape. 

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

There is something comforting about Angela Barnes’ Hot Mess. 

The Song of Fergus and Kate

The Song of Fergus and Kate

Filled with the charm of a children’s cartoon, The Song of Fergus and Kate is a quaint story about friendship and embracing differences that any child would find fascinating. 

Americana: A Murder Ballad

Americana: A Murder Ballad

We are told from the start that America’s history is one of violence, and of wars. 

Charlie Russell Aims to Please

Charlie Russell Aims to Please

As the title Charlie Russell Aims to Please suggests, the entire show is an amalgamation of various theatre techniques from musical to slapstick to the dramatic in Russell’s atte… 

Spoons

Spoons

Brenda (Jacqueline King), a marriage counsellor, is faced with multiple challenges. 

Crizards: Cowboys

Crizards: Cowboys

Don’t be fooled by the singing cowboys, this is an incredibly serious play, if only for the fact that the pair of Will Rowland and Eddy Hare have clearly done their research for … 

Project Dictator

Project Dictator

Rhum and Clay's Project Dictator is a commentary on democracy and dictatorships, utilising different theatre genres to do so. 

Mischief Movie Night

Mischief Movie Night

"What happens when you combine holy water and squash? Capers," Jonathan Sayer promises us during Mischief Comedy's Mischief Movie Night. 

Boris the Third

Boris the Third

‘They all knew the person I was when they gave me the part,’ Harry Kershaw complains, words that ring hollow and true, in a prophetic sort of manner, a common feeling that we … 

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely - it’s the Great Depression as you don’t know it, full of the glitz, glamour and luxury of old Broadway. 

Olga Koch: Just Friends

Olga Koch: Just Friends

Olga Koch is winning at life and she wants us to know it. 

Alex Kealy: Winner Takes All

Alex Kealy: Winner Takes All

Braving the smells and humidity of the Niddry Street Hive, Alex Kealy’s The Winner Takes All explains the inner workings and purpose of Silicon Valley and tech monopolies better … 

Yeast Nation

Yeast Nation

Some of our most recent experiences of yeast will most likely come from our own fervent lockdown breadmaking. 

The Woman Who Amuses Herself

The Woman Who Amuses Herself

There is an unspoken cardinal rule that life tends to imitate art. 

Millenials

Millenials

Don’t be fooled by the pink, as the aesthetic over comfort of Elliot Clay’s Millennials is the celebration that this generation not only deserves but needs. 

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare®: Romeo and Juliet

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare®: Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare has been kind enough to leave behind a plethora of quotes about drinking. 

A-Typical Rainbow

A-Typical Rainbow

‘Who had a better ending, Peter or Wendy?’ This is a question JJ Green invites us to ponder in A-Typical Rainbow, a powerful story about a boy growing up with autism and how it… 

The Seagull

The Seagull

Stripping back any recognisable aspect of Russian culture, Jamie Lloyd’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull presents the bare minimum of what theatre can be: a group of … 

Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful

Michael Morpugo’s stories about the world wars have for a long time been the gold-standard for children’s books. 

Red Pill

Red Pill

If schools want a ‘Keeping Yourself Safe’ presentation on incel culture, then they won’t have to look further than Sam Went’s Red Pill. 

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Provocative, crude and iconic, Fat Rascal Theatre’s production of Unfortunate is nothing short of a showstopper. 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, tucked away under the arches of Waterloo at the Network Theatre, is an incredibly feminist play. 

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days

Julie Atherton’s production of Ordinary Days at the Cockpit is a work of art. 

Lift

Lift

A quintessentially London musical by Craig Adams and Ian Watson, with new arrangements by Sam Young, Dean Johnson’s Lift at the Southwark Playhouse is a complex musical experien… 

For You I'd Wait

For You I'd Wait

One of the best things about theatre, and art in general, is the space it creates for difficult conversations and analysis. 

American Idiot

American Idiot

An odd combination of nostalgia and existentialism, American Idiot continues to remain incredibly current. 

Abigail

Abigail

Most of us will be familiar with Arthur Miller’s character Abigail; the seductress who caught John Proctor’s eye and led a group of girls that sent innocent women to their demi… 

Shake the City

Shake the City

If we ever needed more proof as to why second wave or white feminism should no longer be considered relevant, here it is. 

Sidney Fox's Crime

Sidney Fox's Crime

There are a few infinite things in the universe: greed, love and the elite’s ability and desire to protect the status quo. 

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

Having a gun - albeit a fake one - pointed at my face has never been at the top of my list of fears. 

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale

Modern opera is difficult to execute well, because no matter how good it is it will always be judged against the classics. 

Anyone Can Whistle

Anyone Can Whistle

Considering how much Anyone Can Whistle flopped in 1964, it is a bold, brave (and some may say hubristic) move on the part of Grey Area Theatre Company to revive the show at the So… 

The Bean Spillers: The Improvised Musical

The Bean Spillers: The Improvised Musical

High energy, fun and witty, The Bean Spillers’ Improvised Musical showcases a wide range of talent, musical knowledge and general mischief. 

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

After years of turmoil caused by politics and pandemic, nostalgia is exactly what Doc ordered. 

Heathers The Musical

Heathers The Musical

Homecoming is the word that comes to mind when watching this musical.