Theatre

From the moment the shutters open we are greeted by a clear, hot LA dawn and the perfect all-American dream kitchen and diner, brilliantly envisaged by designer Max Jones and lighting designer Tina MacHugh.
Eugene O’Hare and Alex Ferns in True West. Photo: Pete le May
Tamzin Outhwaite (Andrea) in Breeders. Photo: Manuel Harlan
This lively new comedy from Ben Ockrent centres on newly married lesbian Andrea’s obsessive wish to complete her family with a baby. Ruling out a sperm bank father, she wants one with her own genes (or most of them)
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 grabbed her dictaphone and hit the streets of east London to interview bystanders.
Freak at Theatre 503, Battersea
After a sell-out run the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the story of two women and many dirty little secrets is to played out before a London audience. 15-year-old Leah, played by April Hughes, is going through her sexual awakening, while Lia Burge takes on the role of...
Preconceptions are challenged in Eastern European for Dummies photo: Patricia Ol
This double bill features two very different short plays. In Spanish playwright Fernando Arrabal’s Picnic, a soldier at the front receives a surprise visit from...
Romeo and Juliet is transported to Sarajevo in The Tree
Amid sniper attacks and ethnic cleansing, the Tree's star-crossed lovers are separated by racial and religious divisions rather than a deadly family feud...
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 blokey banter of a group of the operators, working late one Sunday evening.
News: 64 Squares to open at the New Diorama Theatre
64 Squares opens at the New Diorama Theatre, running from September 23-27. The show is loosely...
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....
Isabella Papa and Ivanno Jeremiah in The Nether. Photo: Johan Persson
Award-winning American playwright Jennifer Haley presents us with a challenging and disturbing play...
New shows at the Camden Fringe
There are still hundreds of performances to catch at this year’s Camden Fringe. Here are a few...
he cast of Wonderland descend. Photo: Manuel Harlan
The clash between Thatcherite ideals and working-class collectivism is brilliantly brought to life...
Tim McMullan in Fathers and Sons Photo: Johan Persson
The Donmar Warehouse has struck gold again with this thrilling production of Brian Friel’s Fathers...
Amy Smith. Review theatre critic
Archway actor Jemima Rooper paid homage to Islington’s “amazing” theatres this week. The performer...
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...
Matthew Ward, Fiona McGahren and Amanda Lara Kay in Brendan Behan’s Women
In recent plays written for theatre and TV, the fashion seems to be works on famous drunks. Dylan...
Felix Brunger in The Anorak. Photo: Robert Clough
This solo show traces the life of Marc Lepine the real-life mass murderer who shot 14 women in a...
Hitting home: the cast of Carousel. Photo: QNQ CREATIVE
There's a dichotomy about enjoying the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel. Singing and...