Theatre

This time of year is a famously quiet one in the theatre world. But don’t despair – there’s lots to look forward to this autumn.
Matthew Kelly and Ben Sutton rehearse Toast photo: Ben Broomfield
Sound and fury in Coriolanus at the Tristan Bates photo: adam trigg
Not one of Shakespeare’s subtlest plays, Coriolanus is a brutal onslaught of the effects of war and the dangers of triumphalism. With the entire cast dressed in uniform grey T-shirts and cargo pants, grey chairs the only props and an effective electronic soundtrack to ramp up the ...
Yvonne O’Grady in Of Sound Mind
This one-woman show begins with a very buttoned-up Yvonne O’Grady, her big solemn Celia Johnson eyes hinting at unspoken heartache. Her first school is absently described in a warm clipped accent but it quickly becomes apparent that this woman is filled with...
Civil Rogues at Pleasance Theatre
It's England in 1649, the king has lost his head and the queen has run away, but most importantly, all live performances have been banned. Civil Rogues at the Pleasance Theatre follows three actors, who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Will Finlason Brian Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles photo: bond media
Celebrated for discovering and popularising the Beatles, the late Brian Epstein also has more than his share of detractors, often being criticised for mismanaging the Fab Four.
Peter Daly, Valerie O’Connor and Margaret McAuliffe in Jezebel
The statistical odds of a three-way relationship resulting in levels of hilarious awkwardness are high in this fast-paced comedy of errors. We meet Alan and Robin, both highly practical people who turn a business meeting into a dating opportunity.
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....
Isabella Papa and Ivanno Jeremiah in The Nether. Photo: Johan Persson
Award-winning American playwright Jennifer Haley presents us with a challenging and disturbing play...
New shows at the Camden Fringe
There are still hundreds of performances to catch at this year’s Camden Fringe. Here are a few...
he cast of Wonderland descend. Photo: Manuel Harlan
The clash between Thatcherite ideals and working-class collectivism is brilliantly brought to life...
Tim McMullan in Fathers and Sons Photo: Johan Persson
The Donmar Warehouse has struck gold again with this thrilling production of Brian Friel’s Fathers...
Kevin James with Sarah Lawrie in Madame Bovary
This energetic, sharp production is a new, witty telling of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, with the...
Geoffrey Streatfeild and Lewis Reeves Colley in My Night with Reg. Photo: Johan
Six old university friends meet up to reminisce – among the gentle banter and nostalgic musings we...
Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles at the Leicester Square Theatre
The story of the man behind The Beatles is on its way to London for a six week run, to tell the...
Matthew Ward, Fiona McGahren and Amanda Lara Kay in Brendan Behan’s Women
In recent plays written for theatre and TV, the fashion seems to be works on famous drunks. Dylan...
Felix Brunger in The Anorak. Photo: Robert Clough
This solo show traces the life of Marc Lepine the real-life mass murderer who shot 14 women in a...
Hitting home: the cast of Carousel. Photo: QNQ CREATIVE
There's a dichotomy about enjoying the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel. Singing and...