Oedipus

Oedipus

White hot, stripped down to its essentials, this searing version of Sophocles’ Oedipus, adapted and directed by Robert Icke may well be the defining drama for our times, where f… 

Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves is a wrenching moral drama about a woman’s twisted bargain with God. 

The Secret River

The Secret River

Who owns the land? What if the land you think is yours already ‘belongs’ to someone else? The tragedy that is Australian history, the encounter between the ‘savages’ and th… 

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Guess Q’s back! The naughtiest puppets in town will be heading to a theatre near you as comedy musical Avenue Q returns next year to tour the UK with all of your favour… 

HOME

HOME

You are cordially invited to a magical house party on the grandest scale. 

The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera

Swarming with highwaymen, thieves, jailors, pimps and prostitutes, John Gay’s savagely satirical and wildly entertaining ‘ballad opera’ invites you into a world of greed, cri… 

Love Cycle: Love Chapter 2

Love Cycle: Love Chapter 2

Love Chapter 2 by L-E-V, choreographed by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, is a twin-piece to OCD Love, both part of the Edinburgh International Festival. 

Love Cycle: OCD Love

Love Cycle: OCD Love

A profoundly disturbing show, OCD Love (part one of Love Cycle) is produced by Israeli L-E-V dance company with original and technically difficult choreography by Sharon Eyal in c… 

Cold Blood

Cold Blood

Cold Blood is a unique experience of cinema, theatre, dance and music brought to us by Kiss and Cry Collective. 

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde (based on the movie of the same name) tells the story of Elle Woods, a party girl who decides to go to Harvard Law School to convince her ex-boyfriend that she can b… 

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is a beautiful, uncomplicated musical about courage, love and doing the right thing, and this production is a beautiful, uncomplicated rendition that stays true … 

Letters Live

Letters Live

The joy and the pain, the wisdom and the humour preserved by the humble letter – expertly brought to life by some of the most acclaimed performers from around the world. 

The Magnetic Fields 2

The Magnetic Fields 2

Leftfield pop’s answer to Stephen Sondheim, Stephin Merritt has been called one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

The Magnetic Fields 1

The Magnetic Fields 1

Leftfield pop’s answer to Stephen Sondheim, Stephin Merritt has been called one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

Alfred Brendel

Alfred Brendel

Alfred Brendel does not believe that the merits of an artist can be explained or illuminated by his private life. 

Room 29

Room 29

Do you believe in ghosts? What if a room could tell you the life stories of the people that have inhabited it? Better still – what if it could sing you those stories? In this bra… 

The Divide - Part 2

The Divide - Part 2

In The Divide Pt 2, Alan Ayckbourn answers my primary issues with Pt 1: the lack of a driving narrative force, and an associated lack of meaningful emotional resonance. 

Paul Auster at 70

Paul Auster at 70

If you had to pick one writer to sum up the inventive spirit of the post-war transatlantic era, you could hardly do better than Paul Auster. 

Shirley Valentine

Shirley Valentine

“I used to be Shirley Valentine,” explains the focus of Willy Russell’s 1986 one-woman play; a 42 year old Liverpudlian woman who, now that the children have flown … 

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

There’s one deliciously unique—sadly never repeatable—moment during the opening night of Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show, when Stewart introduces the singer Susan B… 

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

You can always feel a particular kind of excitement in an auditorium, before “curtain up”, when a significant proportion of the audience are (a) less than five years old, an… 

Cinderella

Cinderella

Pantomime, as we’re reminded by the Ambassador Theatre Group’s pre-show video (narrated by Brian Blessed), is a peculiarly British theatrical tradition, although it’s a sha… 

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

There’s no doubting the energy in Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre before this show starts; many kids are already singing along to a soundtrack of current chart hits. 

Sister Act

Sister Act

Sister Act, the ever-popular stage musical based on the successful Whoopie Goldberg film, is a feel-good delight, and this latest production starring X-Factor winner Alexandra Bu… 

Chicago

Chicago

World-famous musical Chicago follows the lives of two women in a Chicago prison in the 1920s, both awaiting trial for murder. 

Bring It On

Bring It On

Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical and inspired by the hit film, we take you on a high-flying journey through the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading and the fie… 

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

All theatre requires some degree of “suspension of disbelief”. 

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

The fantastical, magical stories created by Roald Dahl have proven themselves to have the potential to inspire family shows that enthral rather than patronise with the award-winn… 

Jackie! The Musical

Jackie! The Musical

The atmosphere on New Road was buzzing. 

Canned Laughter

Canned Laughter

Some people claim that the 1960s and 1970s were the golden age of British comedy. 

TOM, the Musical

TOM, the Musical

Everyone has a story about Tom, says the narrator. 

A Murder is Announced

A Murder is Announced

Coming to a “classic” Agatha Christie whodunnit after a full day’s binging on the latest series of the BBC’s Silent Witness – oh, the life of a reviewer! – is, frank… 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

It’s that magic time of year when we theatre critics stop watching plays about middle class people and their problems, and get to watch a man in a dress tell dirty jokes to ki… 

Yer Granny

Yer Granny

Having enjoyed a relatively carefree childhood and colourful teenage youth during the 1970s, I’m often still annoyed by the apparent cultural consensus which dismisses those y… 

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

Written very much in the tradition of the suspense-filled, atmospheric ghost stories by M R James, Susan Hill’s gothic novel, The Woman in Black, has been adapted numerous time… 

The History Boys

The History Boys

The History Boys – at least according to the programme notes accompanying this latest tour – is “generally regarded as Alan Bennett’s masterpiece”. 

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

It’s called, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ but this isn’t the production you remember from your childhood. 

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Freshly-graduated and bright-eyed Princeton arrives in Avenue Q looking for his purpose but lacking the funds to afford anywhere better to stay. 

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

An English Lit graduate searching for purpose in his life; a closet homosexual banker with repressed feelings for his straight roommate; a porn obsessed monster; an idealistic kind…