Theatre

 
We're almost at the last furlong of this year’s Camden Fringe. There’s been ambitious productions, stripped-back solo shows, moments of tear-jerking drama, wry cynicism and irrepressible laughter. Here are the final week’s highlights:
Pick of the Camden Fringe
The Real Girl at Tristan Bates Theatre
'Wearing a shocking pink costume, bright green cape and painted yellow mask across her eyes, Stefanie invites the audience into snapshots of her life ' Read Amy Smith's review of The Real Girl.
Pick of the Camden Fringe
We have delved into the extra-thick Camden Fringe programme – available at all 25 venues – and pulled out a number of highlights for this coming week. There are a whopping 250 shows during the entire festival.
Alex Appleby and Henry Wyrley-Birch in The Fellowship
This short but stylish play tells of the unlikely friendship between CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien – one an atheist the other a devout Catholic – who, despite this fundamental difference ...
Rotterdam at Trafalgar Square Studios
Jon Brittain’s Rotterdam is a sharply observed and richly nuanced play for today, tackling big issues in an entertaining and thought-provoking manner. 
The Scarecrow's Wedding at Leicester Square Theatre
This cute telling of The Scarecrows’ Wedding, a sort of less obviously known cousin of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom in the hit-making house of author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, rarely drags.
All or Nothing at Vaults Theatre
There are many similarities between All or Nothing and another bold musical, Blood Brothers, especially the school scenes at the beginning and the suited, looming Narrator who appears throughout...
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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...
James Thackeray in A Haunting
'There are two distinct parts to A Haunting' . Read what Catherine Usher has to say about...
Melissa Bayern in The Donkey Show. Photo: Jane Hobson
Gold hot pants, shoes with rainbow flashing lights, vintage roller skates, it’s all there in this...
Ralph Fiennes in Richard III. Photo: Marc Brenner
Richard III has one of the most complex openings of all of Shakespeare’s histories, but Fiennes has...
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...
The cast of Sunset at the Villa Thalia. Photo: Manuel Harlan
It’s 1967 and Theo and Charlotte, a playwright and his actress wife, are renting a small house on...
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...