Across the street from Moulin Rouge lies a slice of understated elegance that is Brasserie Zedel.
The stage at the Mill at Sonning is transformed into a cosy vaudeville theatre with Jospeph Pitcher’s Gypsy.
Rockstar isn't your stereotypical rock musical.
Can theatre and film every truly be linked as performance forms? Is there a technique which overlaps these two things? Yes it can, and yes there is.
Run To The Nuns is an extremely well constructed and developed musical that is focused on women in general, sexual health, religion and same sex relationships that overlap with eac…
Martin Sherman’s Rose is already an award-winning production that received widespread critical acclaim during its sell-out runs at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, and the Park T…
If you love interactive, immersive theatre, then The Grim is one to experience.
Dan Wye and Robyn Herfellow join forces to create a special gem for the Speigeltent at this year’s Fringe.
Norse myths, legends and.
Imagine a world in which you are so influenced by music that the algorithm's suggestions are more powerful than the world itself.
It’s off to Scotland’s theatre in the hills for the opening of the season with a musical, none other than the 1959 classic Gypsy.
Written and directed by Gintare Parulyte, Lovefool is certainly unmissable.
The Brontë Sisters as writers changed the literary world as we know it.
Making the move from its seven-year residency at the Lyric Theatre, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical has opened at the Cambridge Theatre, its new home, where the team will be do…
Annie Proulx’s short story Brokeback Mountain was first published in 1997, and a hit film was made in 2005.
Whatever you think Phil Wang’s Wang In There, Baby! Is going to be like, the reality of the show far surpasses it.
In this year’s Eurovision, Europe didn’t give the UK much love, but do the Brits still love the EU? Apparently so, at least judging by the cheerful welcome Cabaret Continentale…
Within just an hour, SONS recounts the learnings from a lifetime of relationships.
Artistic Director James Haddrell has made a brave and perhaps rather surprising choice for the Greenwich Theatre’s first in-house production of 2023.
Directed by Ola Ince, Once On This Island has all the hallmarks of a myth; the gods meddling in human life, a quest with high stakes, and a chosen one going on a journey.
It’s been nine years and a pandemic since I last saw the double-trouble act Bourgeois & Maurice.
Wine tasting and drag queens go together like milk and cookies.
Farrah Alice Black is not afraid to say she has lived through some of the most inexplicable events with honesty and a strong build up of resilience in her twenty-four years of bein…
Picture the scene.
Philip Ridley’s multi-layered, complex and highly acclaimed story Leaves of Glass is breathtakingly revived by director Max Harrison in collaboration with Lidless Theatre in a mi…
As one of the most iconic members of the 27 club, Amy Winehouse left an indelible impression, not just on popular music, but on popular culture as a whole.
Georgie Rankcom’s adaptation of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a colourful comedy that laughs at corporate culture and business stereotypes.
Brighton Fringe seems to be going through an interesting trend at the moment giving characters from well known plays a voice, so they can finally have their say.
If I were to ask you, which fringe troupe is most likely to be found spooning naked on stage, you may have guessed correctly The Head First Acrobats.
If you want a taste of what it’s like to be a super spy - or at least the Poundland version - then Sabotage could be the improvised game show for you.
It’s easy to know why we are continually drawn to romcoms: we can't help but fall in love with the simplicity of happy endings.
Edward Elgar's influence on the classical music world is one that is to be admired.
It’s not only the title of the play; Biscuits For Breakfast is all that some people have to start the day, and that’s if they are lucky.
I was intrigued to see who would choose a regular Saturday night comedy club over the spectacle of the Eurovision final being shown all around Brighton.
A question that is a commonly asked when it comes to couples is 'Who wears the trousers in this relationship?' A strange concept to think of, but it is one that indicates s…
If the encore of a show entails audience members chucking white tennis socks at you, would you consider it a success? You might, if the tennis socks were props for an avalanche so …
For 30 years now, Guy Masterson has been successfully taking on the monumental challenge of presenting Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood as a solo show; revelations from the fictional …
Ladies and gentlemen, droids and aliens, gather round for a special Star Wars themed improv show taking us to comedic depths of a galaxy far, far away! But did Leia, Luke, Boba and…
Lemonsqueeze Productions returns to Brighton Fringe with A Couple of Swells.
Unplanned, I happen to be writing this review on a train.
In Schalk Bezuidenhout’s I’ll Make Laugh To You, the fun and games start before the show does, introducing us to his subtley pointed sarcasm before launching in a self-deprecat…
Wherever you are in the world, living on the streets is a bleak, harsh reality.
So you think you know Great Expectations' Miss Havisham? Think again! Emulat8 Theatre brings an extremely bold and fresh new viewpoint to an iconic Dickens' character, who …
The Importance of Being Earnest By 3 F*cking Queens And A Duck is a fun take on Oscar Wilde's classic Manners Comedy, told from the perspective of three actors (the queens) who…
The Artistic Director might have changed but the Orange Tree Theatre continues to resurrect plays from eras that many houses might shun.
Two main questions flit through your mind as you watch SpitLip’s Operation Mincemeat - firstly ‘God it’s brilliant,’ followed quickly by, ‘how are they allowed to do that…
The centenary commemorations of the First World War ending, held in 2018, ensured that it was once again in the consciousness of the nation, putting the tomb of the Unknown Warrior…
If you had the opportunity to be your most authentic self.
Don't Rock The Boat explores the idea of addiction recovery through the eyes of Daniel and Alice.
In a rather surprising debut choice, Stella Powell-Jones has commenced her incumbency as Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre with Timberlake Wertenbaker’s uninspired adapt…
Women all have a vulva.
Behind every object are eyes that witness life in a different way to us.
Caravanserai at 10pm is an interesting time to have a show.
Taking the magic of classic Disney films and turning it all on its head was Dizney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody.
This show deserves as many points as its title says.
In 1964, acting legends Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton both wanted to “give their Hamlet”.
“What are you doing here” asks the interviewer at Nuri’s asylum assessment.
We have more than likely at some point in our lives, heard of music hall star Marie Lloyd.
A fast pace and some hilarious banter about their names, how to pronounce and spell them, gets Barry McStay’s Breeding off to an immediately engaging and rip-roaring start that s…
This stunning production is an ideal example of how to use the unique ability of dance to emphasise and refocus on different aspects of a classic drama.
Noah McCreadie has scored a triumph with his debut play Getaway/Runaway and the intimacy of the King’s Head Theatre provides the perfect setting for this intense drama from Shot …
In an unlikely melding of three disparate stories, Jack Fairey finds common ground in his moving play The Sun, The Mountain, and Me for Bedivere Arts at the Jack Studio Theatre, in…
John Godber reinforces his campaign for the arts in education with Teechers Leavers ’22, an updated version of his original play now on its fourth UK tour courtesy of the outstan…
Given the vast repertoire of plays available to theatre companies one often wonders how they decide on what to perform next and why: in this case, the somewhat lesser-known work by…
The National Theatre continues its support of new writing at the Dorfman with Dixon and Daughters: an emotional play dealing with the far-reaching effects of historic child abuse.
Whether you remember Tony Blair becuase of the international laws he broke or the fact that he made fox-hunting illegal, TONY! is a raucous, cartoonish musical.
It was just another day in Szechwan with people going about their daily business until three wandering gods in disguise turned up in the city in need of a place to stay while they …
Opera della Luna's latest production of Sweeney Todd will show you the barber as you have never seen or heard him before.
The current production of Joe DiPietro’s F**king Men at Waterloo East Theatre is an updated version of his original 2009 script that successfully takes note of developments on th…
Dancing at Lughnasa is easily Brian Friel’s most widely known play thanks to the 1998 film version that starred Meryl Streep.
If you are looking for a remarkable piece of unusual drama then the Hampstead Theatre’s production of little scratch is now being presented by New Diorama in their perfectly-suit…
One night, in a pub, in the North of England is the setting for Jim Cartwright’s carefully crafted dark comedy TWO.
As the audience enter the auditorium at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, the four storytellers are already on stage: poet Janette Ayachi, powerhouse crime author Val McDermid, bur…
In Michael Longhurst’s adaptation of Private Lives, you can really see why Noël Coward’s work receives such acclaim to the point of being replicated in TV shows like Frasier.
Generation Games is a double bill featuring two one-act plays: A Certain Term by Michael McManus and I F_ _ _ _ _ n’ Love You by Charlie Ross Mackenzie.
It’s not every day that you see your imagination augmented by the stage adaptation of a book.
The subtitle A Gothic Romance is added to Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty for a good reason.
There is an inherent difficulty with plays that seek to tell a well-known story and thus lack a sense of mystery and element of surprise.
We start with an empty stage adorned with punk memorabilia, ready for a grunge-femme concert.
Noël Coward’s Hay Fever is largely considered to be a masterpiece, the height of comedy.
Galaxy Train is a new musical with music, lyrics and book by Eden Tredwell and direction by Yojiro Ichikawa.
Rosie Holt’s The Woman’s Hour is a satirical amalgamation of characters that provides a commentary on British politics.
The Coronet Theatre is once again hosting The National Theatre of Norway, who have arrived with their take on August Strindberg’s dark matrimonial drama Dance of Death.
Hilarious, satirical, superbly staged and brilliantly performed, Accidental Death of an Anarchist has hit the Lyric, Hammersmith in an explosion of theatricality following its sens…
The very best shows always leave you either unsettled or with an inexplicable high that lasts until you fully process what you saw onstage.
Matthew Jameson embarked on a major project ten years ago.
Our lives are indebted to many people.
What a joy to see a very simple and equally silly story adapted for the stage and turned into an hour of light-hearted frivolity, full of humour and ingenuity.
Grace Campbell has been called a multitude of things, but after her most recent comedy set A Show About Me(n) she can add electrifying, iconic and all around spectacular to the lis…
That’s Not my Name falls into almost every category of art, or none of it: its own individual masterpiece of mess.
Promoted as ‘a twisting and darkly comic thriller’, Under the Black Rock, at the Arcola Theatre, has each of those elements in different measures, but probably doesn’t achiev…
After a strong run at the Arts Theatre last year, the hellraisers are back in Nick Winston’s Bonnie and Clyde as it finally finds a home in the West End at the Garrick Theate.
Usually The Nutcracker means it is the Christmas season but here we are in March.
There are situations and circumstances in which if you didn’t laugh you’d cry or perhaps in Katie Arnstein’s case just freeze.
Giselle, the Gothic-Romantic iconic classical ballet of love, betrayal and forgiveness is one of the few ballets to have come down to us from the 19th century.
Two main strands are interwoven in Harrison David Rivers’ This Bitter Earth, currently making its UK premiere at the White Bear Theatre, Kennington.
Willy Russell’s iconic one-woman play Shirley Valentine premiered on the stage in 1986.