Theatre

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.
Will Finlason Brian Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles photo: bond media
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 gradually become aware that this disparate group connected by bonds of sexual preference but more importantly, friendship and loyalty, have one aspect in common – a night with Reg.
Pell Mell’s production of The Duchess of Malfi is at the New Diorama
Purists believe that only the original version should be performed, every character, every comma, every sigh. However, I would suggest that it can be advantageous to prune occasionally!
Wilde at heart: The Picture of John Gray photo: Miriam Mahony
This new unmissable play from CJ Wilmann tracks the life of John Gray – the inspiration for Oscar Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. While peripherally referring to the...
The best of this week's shows at the Camden Fringe festival- August 14-24
The best of this week's shows at the Camden Fringe festival
Kevin James with Sarah Lawrie in Madame Bovary
This energetic, sharp production is a new, witty telling of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, with the action shifting convincingly from comedy to action to tragedy. Attention is held throughout, as the...
Each performance of Chances at the Lov’edu Gallery is unique
Ends Aug' 9th...Walking into the Lov’edu Gallery it’s a surprise to be seated not in rows of chairs but in a small circle where the audience mingles unwittingly with the cast. But then Joe Allen’s new play is set on breaking down the barriers between participant and observer.
Where do little birds go at The Camden People's Theatre
Though Jessica Butcher belts out theatrical tunes with a voice reminiscent of Oliver's Nancy,...
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...
 Do Not Disturb at Theatro Technis
The theatre has undergone a transformation: no longer Theatro Technis, “hotel staff” welcome...
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...
Stephan Mangan
Birthday star Stephen Mangan (pictured) – also known for the TV shows Green Wing and Episodes – has...