Theatre

With the Camden Fringe celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, organiser Michelle Flowers has been looking back to the early days of sprinting between box offices and curtain calls with co-founder Zena Barrie.
Here's to a decade of the Camden Fringe
Liam McKenna in Asking Rembrandt. Photo: Chris Gardner
The frames of the lesser-known times in Rembrandt’s life are filled in brilliantly by Liam McKenna’s portrayal of the 17th-century Dutch painter.
Timothy and Sally George in Positive    photo: shaun kitchener
A real life mother and son play Margo and Benji as they struggle to accept an HIV diagnosis in comedy Positive, opening at Park Theatre on July 7.
Bobby Davro (left) and Oliver Joel in Not a Game for Boys. Photo: Lia Waber.
Bobby Davro was a star name in 1980s TV schedules, with a style to suit a slapstick, family-fun age. Largely forgotten in the intervening years, it appears that so was his acting ability.
Sharon Small in Luna Gale at Hampstead Theatre
Multi-award-winning Rebecca Gilman’s new play Luna Gale, about a meth-addict mother confronting the foster care system, arrives from the US on a wave of brilliant reviews.
Chef at Soho Theatre. Photo: Emily Hyland
This brisk 50-minute, one-woman monologue tells the dramatic story of an haute cuisine head chef who ends up in prison after making some difficult choices regarding family, friendship and love.
It’s easy to assume that a tribute to First World War nurses might be soaked in honey, saccharine even. Second Soprano is therefore a lovely surprise in its dynamism.
Jimmy Savile
It's 1991, and a newly knighted Jimmy Savile is being honoured with a This is Your Life-style...
David Moorst and Jason Hughes in Violence and Son. Photo: Helen Maybanks
This is a smart, funny and provocative tale of masculine identity and relationships that remains...
Adam Riches, Charlie Cameron and Hatty Preston in Stop! The Play.
David Spicer’s frenetic comedy follows a hapless cast in rehearsals as they attempt to cope with...
Simon Russell Beale and Paul Higgins in Temple. Photo: Johan Persson
It is October 28, 2011, and the tom-toms of the Occupy protest are pounding outside St Paul’s. The...
Aislinn Mulligan and Pablo Meneu in Shelter Me. Photo: Richard Davenport
The old Guardian HQ is transformed into an inscrutable maze of curios, complete with circus...
Angus Wright and Lia Williams in Oresteia. Photo: Manuel Harlan
Robert Icke rewrites Aeschylus’s ancient Greek story of revenge and retribution, directing it to...
The Kilmarnock Elvis fan club meet in There’s A Guy...
It’s 1960 and the Elvis Presley fan club of Kilmarnock are convening in Jeannie’s bedroom, a shrine...
Kate Fleetwood in High Society. Photo: Johan Persson
Like a champagne cork popping, High Society bursts into party mood. And in the words of the Cole...
Tracy-Ann Oberman and Stephen Wight in McQueen. Photo: Specular
A brilliantly haunting tale of the tormented beauty, love and making stuff that co-existed in...
Antony Sher in Death of a Salesman
Doran’s production, moving seamlessly between memory and present, grips in a way that makes a long...
Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre
One of Broadway’s best, Gypsy presents pushy show-biz Momma Rose and her daughters struggling...
Serena Manteghi in The Railway Children
Mike Kenny’s adaptation does not disappoint as Damien Cruden’s whizzing stage set takes us from...