Theatre

Fame corrupts, money too – it’s an age-old story that has been told countless times. But A Harlem Dream takes the tale, throws it into prohibition-era New York and hits it with a funky stick.
A Harlem Dream Young Vic Theatre
Colman Domingo, Julian Glover and Forrest McClendon in The Scottsboro Boys
This final collaboration of John Kander and the late Fred Ebb is a great musical about a serious piece of black American history. In 1930, nine young African Americans...
Laura Elsworthy, David Cromer and David Walmsley in Our Town photo: Marc brenner
First performed in 1938, Thornton Wilder’s evocation of small-town America combines a classic text with...
Nicholas Le Prevost and Gemma Jones in The Rivals photo: simon annand
A restoration Comedy might not seem like the most obvious choice for the Arcola, but in the hands of director Selina Cadell, Sheridan’s The Rivals proves to be a winner.
Maynard Eziashi and Molly Roberts in Free Fall
Two lonely souls meet at the Dartford Crossing: Andrea (Molly Roberts) is contemplating throwing herself off the bridge. Roland (Maynard Eziashi), a night watchman who supervises the toll machines, is her unlikely saviour.
The House that Will Not Stand. Photo: Alastair Muir
In 19th-century Louisiana, mixed race women were “married” off to wealthy white men as concubines under the system of “placage”. It has made Beatrice the richest coloured woman in town, but now that her...
Henry IV at the Donmar Warehouse photo: helen maybanks
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Women's Hour at Camden People's Theatre
Headlining the Calm Down, Dear: Festival of Feminism, the bra-baking, Barbie-bashing harmony of...
Amy Smith. Review theatre critic
Real-life testimonies from the armed forces and their civilian families have informed BeFrank...
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...
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....