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Dario Coates – best known for playing Alex Neeson in Coronation Street – gives a captivating performance. For 50 minutes he bares all in a soliloquy where you are invited into the alienating world of a punk-obsessed, northern teen.
Dario Coates in Sid. Photo: Roy Tan
Labyrinth at Hampstead Theatre
Set in the late 70s and 80s, the backdrop for Labyrinth is the Latin American banking crisis, and you could be forgiven for thinking that sounds like a dull topic for a play because yes, it is.
Cathy is at The Pleasance  photo: richard davenport
An adaptation of the groundbreaking Ken Loach film, runs from October 11-15 at the Pleasance Theatre.
The Emperor at Young Vic Maria Studio
This riveting account of Hailie Selassie’s reign is brought vividly to life in Colin Teevan’s stage adaptation, performed by chameleon-like actress Kathryn Hunter and featuring live music from Temesgen Zeleke.
Julia Eringer in The American Wife. Photo: Orlando James
Billed as a political thriller, The American Wife has moments of high tension but for the most part is poorly plotted and lacks credibility, writes Lucy Popescu.
Bessie Carter in The Roundabout. Photo: Robert Workman
JB Preistley is perhaps best known for his 1945 play An Inspector Calls. Set in 1912, it’s a scathing attack on social inequality in Britain and the dubious morals of the capitalist ruling class.
On a high: Alan Mahon and Ammar Duffus in If We Got Some More Cocaine...  photo:
Review of If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You at Old Red Lion Theatre.
Sean Campion, Niamh Cusack, Ruta Gedmintas and Matthew Lewis in Unfaithful. Phot
Four characters, all connected by love, sex, commitment and betrayal, thrash out their differences in this powerful, gritty yet witty drama by Owen McCafferty.
Steel Magnolia's at Hope Theatre
Robert Harling’s confection-sweet play will be known to most by the film adaptation starring Sally...
Andy Karl and Carlyss Peer in Groundhog Day. Photo: Manuel Harlan
Grumpy Pittsburgh weather forecaster Phil Connors (Andy Karl) is thoroughly unpleasant, so is...
They Drink it in the Congo - Almeida Theatre. Marc Brenner
Adam Brace’s epic play explores the legacy of colonialism, corruption and civil war in the...
Eoin Slattery and Richard Pryal in Thee Plough and the Stars. Photo: Johan Perss
The Starry Plough is the flag of the Irish Citizen Army – a Socialist republican militia formed in...
All or Nothing at Vaults Theatre
There are many similarities between All or Nothing and another bold musical, Blood Brothers,...
Declan Bennett and David Thaxton in Jesus Christ Superstar. Photo: Johan Persson
'Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is preposterous. It’s also massively and...
Trevor Dion Nicholas as the Genie with the cast of Aladdin. Photo: Deen van Meer
Flabbily-edited and so slow to the boil, this stage musical of Disney’s cartoon Aladdin eventually...
Jesse Eisenberg (Ben) and Kunal Nayyar (Kalyan) in The Spoils.
Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar aren’t exactly stretching them­selves in terms of character diver­...
We’ve had Corbyn the Musical, and now we have A View from Islington North – an evening of five...
Sarah Alexander and Joe Prowen in A View from Islington North
It may be a first for him but political satire is nothing new Max Stafford Clark tells Amy Smith...
Bake to the future!
Happy birthday Park Theatre! Artistic director Jez Bond was joined by long-term supporter and actor...
Guys and Dolls at Phoenix Theatre
Perhaps the best of all musicals, Frank Loesser’s immaculate Guys And Dolls is given a perfectly...