Theatre

 
From the moment Boris trundles in on his Boris-bike muttering and grumbling, you know you are in for a night of howlers, foul-ups and buffoonery typical of the Whitehall farces this theatre was famed for.
Boris: World King at Trafalgar Studios 2
The enchanting puppet version of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
This puppet theatre adaptation of Michael Rosen’s We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is the mesmerising proof that some books actually have a life beyond the page...
Down and Out in Paris and London at New Diorama Theatre
This is a play about similarities. The similarities between the wretched existence of Orwell’s 1920s Parisian “underclass” and the inescapable grind of poverty in modern Britain, as exposed by Polly Toynbee’s 2003 book Hard Work: Life in Low-Pay Britain...
Kings of War at Barbican Theatre
Through Kings of War he has delivered Shakespeare for the Netflix age. This four-and-a-half hour production is a relentless journey through severely cut Henry V, three Henry VI plays and Richard III...
Amy Smith
Leader of the Women’s Equality Party Sophie Walker will be joining a post-show discussion at the King’s Head on May 2 to discuss new play Might Never Happen, which explores street harassment from both a female and male perspective...
Guys and Dolls at Phoenix Theatre
Perhaps the best of all musicals, Frank Loesser’s immaculate Guys And Dolls is given a perfectly loving treatment here...
The cast of The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie. Photo: Nobby Clark
Condensing 60 years of Chinese history into one play could fall flat on its face but Anders Lustgarten manages to combine drama with a real understanding of his subject – he has lived in China and studied for a PhD on its history...
The Caretaker at Old Vic Theatre
This is, quite simply, brilliant. Pinter presents three erratic and complex anti-heroes with...
Mikel Murfi in The Man In the Woman’s Shoes. Photo: Mark Douet
Written and performed by Mikel Murfi, this is physical theatre at its best. Set in the Irish...
Amy Molloy and Stephen Rea in Cyprus Avenue. Photo: Helen Murray
David Ireland’s play starts off like an absurdist comedy but ends up with its pristine carpet mud-...
Radioman at Old Red Lion Theatre
Radioman is one of those shows that makes fringe theatre so invigorating, and it is a real treat to...
Jessica Raine in X. Photo: Manuel Harlan
Alistair McDowall’s sci-fi thriller is a nerve-shredding experience. Facts, it turns out, don’t...
Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicholas Le Prevost in How the Other Half Loves.
This is the story of three very different marriages, all under pressure: Frank and Fiona; Bob and...
The Painkiller at Garrick Theatre
With his mind set on retirement, professional hitman Ralph finds his efforts to complete his final...
If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me at Young Vic
Somewhere between a gig and a dance performance, If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me is actress Jane Horrocks’...
NotMoses at Arts Theatre
NotMoses, written and directed by Gary Sinyor, turns the Old Testament on its head and re-imagines...
Uzo Aduba in The Maids. Photo: Marc Brenner
Jean Genet’s bonkers 1947 play sees two sisters, Claire and Solange, both maids, plot every night...
Fenella Woolgar and Rory Keenan in Welcome Home, Captain Fox! Photo: Manuel Harl
This is a riotous reworking of Jean Anouilh’s 1937 comedy The Traveller without Luggage about a...
Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre
Jessica Swale’s play – transferring from the Globe with Gemma Arterton taking over as the lead –...