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A Modest Little Man tells us something of the man and his achievements, Clement Attlee surrounded by egos and rivals talented though in this gem of a political comedy.
Kristine Landon-Smith talks about directing her revival of Jean Anouilh's The Orchestra and about her unique life in theatre.
Rosenbaum's Rescue compelling drama concerns itself with big questions like what is truth as they apply to a fractured family today and the interpretation of traumatic events in the past.
Gabriel Gbadamosi's writing touches on many hot button topics for 2019, but it never quite finds the characters to lend credibility and, crucially, empathy, to his contemporary and important…
I confess to entering the theatre with a sense of foreboding. The legend of Orson Wells' The War of the Worlds has been done to death - the radio broadcast that createdpanic across the USA, …
Phil Willmott's updating of An Enemy of the People could hardly be more timely, but falls a little flat for want of some attention to detail.
This Australian production of Rumpelstiltskin wanders as far from the original tale as Germany is from Down Under and some might say the same with regard to its distance traditional theatre-…
To the beautifully appointed Laban Theatre on the banks of Deptford Creek now a much sought after locale doncha know for Trinity Laban's Christmas show, Thea Musgrave's A Christmas Carol.
In 2018, I saw 101 productions ranging from black box theatres with more actors in the cast than punters in the stalls to huge productions at the Royal Opera House and London Coliseum.
Sometimes the smallest of spaces can tell the biggest of stories and that's the case with this perfectly judged adaptation of the much-loved fairytale.
Timon of Athens, at times a clunky collaboration and a clunkier mix of verse and prose, has much to say about how money corrupts and how spoiling adults is about as advisable as spoiling chi…
The Messiah has charm and poignancy, but creaks under the weight of its 35 years, its brand of humour now dated by shows like The Play That Goes Wrong.
Some spectacular special effects and a wonderful set are let down by a stodgy and confusing script.
Plaid Tidings is a show full of grand old Christmas songs delivered beautifully by four gifted vocalists.
John Savournin and the Charles Court Opera gang are back with another panto packed with innovatory storytelling and great songs, wonderfully sung KingsHeadThtr ButtonsPanto charlescourt.
An Honourable Man is bold in its ambition and gets a lot of details right, but its excellent first half gives way to a theatrically disappointing conclusion.
BWW talks to Jasmine Pearce, the founder of Riff Productions, about her plans for the future.
This action packed adaptation brings Lermontov's 1840 novel into the 21st century with wit and no little elan.
Peter Groom brings a legendary figure of 20th century culture to life in this affectionate and beautifully observed show.
A traditional production of Verdi's classic opera is beautiful and terrifying in equal measures.
Brass brings the Great War's generation to life in a way that educates and entertains - real people emerging from the seemingly endless roll call of The Fallen.
Creation Theatre update Poe's classic tale adding ballsy, badass attitude, but losing the fear and dread en route.
When you can see Lorca, you should - as this brilliantly realised production proves.
Sweet Like Chocolate Boy tells the tales of Bounty and Mars, growing up black in different generations with different issues to address, the play grounded in the language and music of contem…
Sexy Laundry looks at middle class hopes and fears in a two handed comedy that must have felt a little old-fashioned when first staged in Canada in 2002.
Tragedy raw in tooth and claw in this revival of the ENO's 2008 production of Lucia di Lammermoor.
This revival of Kenneth MacMillan's Manon is a visual and aural delight that should melt the heart of even the most reluctant ballet sceptic.
Robert Icke's updating of The Wild Duck gains in contemporary relevance, but loses a little of its heart en route.
Quietly gives us two men, deep in middle age, looking back to the irreversible actions they took as 16 year-olds during The Troubles in an electrifying conversation.
Ross MacGregor's Dracula needs a transfusion of narrative pace if it is to achieve its considerable and laudable ambition.