Theatre

Fresh from cleaning up at the Oliviers with eight awards for its critically acclaimed (although not by this reviewer) Chimerica and revival of Ghosts, the Almeida has done it again with this superb new play by Mike Bartlett.
Tim Pigott-Smith says goodbye to a knighthood as King Charles III at the Almeida
Firm favourite: A Small Family Business at the Olivier
As you enter the Olivier Theatre you are confronted with a two-storey suburban house, all coyly innocent but somehow deeply menacing. You know at once this is an innocuous façade for the nest of worms wriggling within.
Dancing in 'ordinary' clothes emphasises the extraordinary skills of HeadSpaceDa
Ends April 24! This world premiere of a newly commissioned programme from HeadSpaceDance is quite simply amazing. If Play is Play... literary opens with a bang that successfully focuses attention on a vast matt black space that is the fully extended Linbury stage.
Jack Benjamin in Wuthering Heights  photo: andy barker
Ends April 27! “A fiend of a book – an incredible monster,” was how Dante Gabriel Rossetti referred to Emily Bronte’s classic novel Wuthering Heights. Certainly, setting yourself the goal of adapting a...
James Bolam in Bomber's Moon. Photo: Robert Day
It must have been terrifying for the bomber crews of the Second World War. As their planes lumbered thousands of feet over Germany, every night must have seemed their last. The deafening engines, the stink of oil and sweat, numbed with cold, guts churning, rocked by
The superb cast of Once We Lived Here  Photo: andreas greiger
Once We Lived Here is an ambitious musical drama from long-time collaborators Dean Bryant and Mathew Frank. Long after the tragic death of their father, and owing to the...
Sian Thomas and Nicholas Bishop in Eldorado
It's hard to know what’s going on in German playwright Marius von Mayenburg’s play, written in 2004 but receiving its UK premiere here. There’s a war, and cities are being bombed. Anton, an estate agent, is cleaning up selling bombed real estate. But he’s not, because the deal is going wrong.
Andrew Scott and the cast of Birdland photo: Richard Hubert Smith
Pop star Paul in blue Lurex gyrates under multi-coloured strobes before pointedly appraising the...
Sally Mortemore and Claire Louise Amias in Women of Twilight  photo: Tristram Ke
The story behind this revival is a fascinating one. When director Jonathan Rigby’s search for the...
Jonathan Guy Lewis in I Found My Horn. Photo: Gavin Watson
First played to great acclaim in 2008, I Found My Horn already has a fine reputation. At 40, Jasper...
Largo Desolato disorientates at Theatro Technis
Vaclav Havel’s Largo Desolato, translated here by Tom Stoppard from the original Czech, is a...
Gary Beadle in The Room In The Elephant  Photo: Richard Davenport
This is not work of fiction. But it's not altogether fact either. The Room in the Elephant is...
Amy Smith. Review theatre critic
Hampstead streets will be filled with performers reciting Shakespeare’s sonnets on Sunday (April 27...
Home portrays real life teens living in a high rise hostel
A year ago Nadia Fall’s Home blazed onto the National Theatre Shed venue with its accurate...
Cat Simmons in Hopelessly Devoted  Photo: Richard Davenport
Kate Tempest’s new musical focuses primarily on the relationship between two cell mates in a women’...
Mark Bazeley and Natascha McElhone in Fatal Attraction PHOTO: tristam kenton
Yes, it is the same story as the 1987 Glenn Close/Michael Douglas hit film but for this stage...
Amy Smith. Review theatre critic
This week I was blown away by the return of Nadia Fall’s Home at the National Theatre’s Shed. A...
'Women Of Twilight' Comes To The Pleasance
The 11F production of Sylvia Rayman 1951's play Women Of Twilight comes to the Pleasance...