Theatre

I remember hearing Janet Suzman talk at West End Lane Books a few years ago about the lack of great Shakespeare parts for women closing in on...
Henry IV at the Donmar Warehouse photo: helen maybanks
The Curing Room at Pleasance Theatre
A dark drama that explores the concept of humanity when all normality is lost, is coming to Islington's Pleasance Theatre.
Kristin Scott Thomas in Electra photo: Johan Persson
You could cut glass on the gaunt cheekbones of Kristen Scott Thomas’s grief mask. In this retelling of Sophocles’s great tragedy Electra, the veteran actor prowls the stage, hollow-eyed, itching to...
Shane Noone and Omar Ibrahim  in Warde Street photo: Chris Gardner
The loss of a loved one is among the most difficult traumas human beings face. How those people react is the subject of Warde Street, a hard-hitting production from Damien Tracey.
Yvette Cowles in Sequins On My Balcony
Breast cancer and belly dancing: not a combination that instantly conjures up a profound and thoroughly uproarious evening’s entertainment, yet this one-woman show by Yvette Cowles delivers total satisfaction.
Roger Allam in Seminar photo: alistair muir
Four young American would-be writers have each paid $5,000 for 10 one-hour private writing seminars with once-bestselling novelist now turned editor and journalist, Leonard.
Peter Davison and Finlay Robertson in The Vertical Hour. Photo: Tea Films
It was prescient that this revival of a play concerned with societal and personal responsibility regarding past action in Iraq should be staged on the day the PM announced the UK’s involvement, once again, in conflict.
Sara Topham and Robert Curtis in Love Me Do. Photos by Max Lacome-Shaw.
I was 15 on the night of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis – when America and Russia threatened each other with nuclear annihilation – and remember being absolutely terrified.
Women's Hour at Camden People's Theatre
Headlining the Calm Down, Dear: Festival of Feminism, the bra-baking, Barbie-bashing harmony of...
Mark Farrelly as Patrick Hamilton in The Silence of Snow
PATRICK Hamilton is best remembered now as the author of plays Rope and Gaslight, both made into...
Lucy Punch as Paige Britain in Great Britain. Photo: Brinkhoff Mögenburg
Richard Bean’s play based on the phone hacking and expenses scandal has been lauded as a...
Teh Internet is Serious Business at The Royal Court
A play about the internet featuring interpretative dance, cartoon animal costumes and a children’s...
Cast action in The Play That Goes Wrong. Photo: Alastair Muir
There's nothing new about a 1920s farce, and it’s almost inevitable that anything of the genre...
Eugene O’Hare and Alex Ferns in True West. Photo: Pete le May
From the moment the shutters open we are greeted by a clear, hot LA dawn and the perfect all-...
Amy Smith. Review theatre critic
Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area opens with actor Jenny Ogilvie, legs astride, in the middle...
Rez Kempton and the Community Chorus in Little Revolution. Photo: Manuel Harlan
During the riots that hit Hackney, and many other places in Britain, three years ago, Alecky Blythe...
John Wark and Matthew Kelly in Toast photo: ben broomfield
Set in a doomed Hull bread factory, in the mid 1970s, the play centres on the bored lives and...
Too Far Right is an impressive debut from Parrot’s Beak
Fledgling theatre company Parrot’s Beak has put together an impressive debut in Too Far Right....
Geoffrey Streatfeild and Lewis Reeves Colley in My Night with Reg. Photo: Johan
Six old university friends meet up to reminisce – among the gentle banter and nostalgic musings we...
Will Finlason Brian Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles photo: bond media
Celebrated for discovering and popularising the Beatles, the late Brian Epstein also has more than...