Theatre

Despite no overall narrative these individuals hold the attention and with them director Michael Longhurst, designer Lizzie Clachan and Jack Knowles’ lighting create beautiful images of operatic intensity...
Carmen Disruption at the Almeida Theatre
Circolombia at the Roundhouse
Dancing, somersaulting, and working together for some rather impressive pyramids and lifts, the 11- to 25-year-olds set the scene perfectly...
Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre
One of Broadway’s best, Gypsy presents pushy show-biz Momma Rose and her daughters struggling through variety’s dying days...
The Bombing of the Grand Hotel at the Cockpit Theatre
This important play reveals the real-life consequences of the IRA bombing at the 1984 Tory party conference, the search to understand – never to justify – the situation at the time, its aftermath and a possible route to achieving peace...
Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic
An extended family gather at their summer retreat for July 4 celebrations. Optimistic, warm-hearted, trusting and loving, they accept with wisdom the foibles of love in all its guises...
Marty Cruickshank shows passion and spirit as Virgie in After Electra.
After Electra is a courageous, audacious play that brims with passion and doesn’t try to sanitise the horrors of old age...
Journey to Mars in Curious Directive’s sci-fi thriller Pioneer. Photo: Richard D
There are various strands to this sci-fi thriller: the lifelong desires of an elderly Indian millionaire, the relationship between a couple secretly living on Mars, a mission to the red planet and the road trip between estranged brothers tracing the achievements of Yuri Gagarin...
Stuart Clarke and Anthony Cord as First World War veterans in Voices
In the dark, almost bare Lion and Unicorn stage, two First World War veterans play a “game of...
Stefano (Ferdy Roberts) and Denise (Louise Mai Newberry)
Last year an estimated 4,000 people drowned in the Mediterranean Sea trying to escape hardship or...
Steve Nallon in Dead Sheep. Photo: Darren Bell
It’s fascinating to step back 25 years with BBC reporter Jonathan Maitland and track the political...
Travesties at the Bridewell Theatre
An ageing diplomat writes his memoirs of life in safe and neutral Zurich during 1914-18, as he...
Let’s get physical: Abyss is at the Arcola
Maria Milisavljevic’s dark poetic drama is a physical tour de force...
News: April 24-30. Result runs at the Pleasance Theatre until May 17...
News: April 24-30. Result runs at the Pleasance Theatre until May 17...
Jeremy Secomb and Duncan Smith in Sweeney Todd. Photo: Bronwen Sharp
Location, location, location! By recreating in exquisite detail this production’s previous venue at...
Sophie Cullen and Julian Spooner in Shooting with Light. Photo: Richard Davenpor
Performing at the New Diorama Theatre, this play is inspired by the life of photographer Gerda Taro...
All In the Timing at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre
David Ives’s oft-performed one-act plays are exuberantly staged by amateur theatre company...
Maureen Lipman in Harvey. Photo: Manuel Harlan
Mary Chase’s whimsical comedy about a middle-aged man, his friendship with a 6ft 3in invisible...
Serena Manteghi in The Railway Children
Mike Kenny’s adaptation does not disappoint as Damien Cruden’s whizzing stage set takes us from...