Theatre

HIGH-flying, middle-class Islingtonians Matthew and Naomi open their doors to Ryan and Kelly, a young couple from south London who have only dreamed of a life like theirs.
Charlie Brooks in Contact.com. Photo: Kim Hardy
Liberia's first civil war is the backdrop to Diana Nneka Atunona’s powerful debut...
Mike Bartlett’s Bull pounces on the audience, inviting us to bray at the three contenders fighting for their job...
Jake Hassam and Nigel Munson in Soften the Grey
What happens when we die? Do we go to Heaven, reincarnate or – as imagined in Soften the Grey...
The Dick and Liz Show at Old Red Lion Theatre
Sure, no one can possibly mimic the presence of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton but squint your eyes and there are moments in The Liz and Dick Show when Lydia Poole and Ken McConnell come close.
Indira Varma in Tiger Country
Given the current furore over the “unprecedented pressure” on accident and emergency departments, Hampstead Theatre’s rewritten revival of Nina Raine’s 2011 Tiger Country couldn’t be more topical.
Shylock, superbly played by Ian McDiarmid. Photo: Ellie Kurttz
This play is as much about religion and racism as greed and capitalism, and director Rupert Goold has clearly set his sights on the latter...
Which cast member will star in A Series... at the Tricycle?
Devised by the Lyric Hammersmith’s Secret Theatre, A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts has...
Not Singin’ in the Rain but Night of the Umbrella at the Lion and Unicorn
An umbrella, a seemingly benign but useful object, takes on a pivotal role in this collection of...
Under the confident direction of Simon Evans we share a frosty winter’s night with the residents of...
Two very different couples come together for one night only in this exciting new comedy about the...
Anthony Sher as the ‘fat womanising fool’ Falstaff
Anthony Sher is fabulous as the fat womanising fool, as “fat as butter” as Prince Hal puts it, even...
Amy Smith
News: Jan 23-29 - The Vault Festival returns...
Golem at Young Vic Theatre. Photo: Bernhard Müller.
1927's lovingly rendered Golem is a layered modern-day fable based on the original Czech story...
Hadley Fraser in City of Angels. Photo: Johan Persson
If you are a film noir aficionado or just in need of some top-notch entertainment this festive...
A brolly good show – Singin’ in the Rain  photo: darren bell
This show could get five stars for its imaginative plumbing alone.
Memphis at Shaftesbury Theatre
Beverley Knight’s records may seem supermarket fodder for Heart FM listeners and, hey, an ambition...
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...