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John Godber talks about his life in theatre and about his Brexit flavoured play, Scary Bikers, running at Trafalgar Studios in April.
I Is A Strange Loop pits X against Y as the world described mathematically butts up against the world described theatrically - and they discover that each needs the other to be whole.
Othello remains as relevant today as ever it were, Phil Willmott's adaptation setting it in the Raj of 1919, but it's as much in the White House and Palace of Westminster of 2019.
A bold and often beautifully staged production that makes women men and men women to throw light on the often brutal text. What emerges is plenty of new insight, but the nagging doubt persis…
The Crown Dual piles laughs upon laughs in a madcap parody of the Netflix show that you don't even need to have seen in order to enjoy this hilarious two-hander.
The Faction's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's dazzling novel, The Talented Mr Ripley, goes back its roots to find a man as complicated, seductive and relevant as ever.
The Gershwins' sublime music and lyrics rescue a show hamstrung by a confused and clumsy book and some very familiar characters.
Philip Bretherton talks about his role as Tony Benn in TONY'S LAST TAPE, revived at the Clapham Omnibus Theatre in April.
The Project is set in an in-between space in history, not freedom, but not yet the death camps, but its fails to explore the possibilities that environment suggests, lost in too many words a…
Seen for the first time in 35 years, Athol Fugard's play loses none of its relevance as two men and one woman fall apart under the strain of living under the Apartheid regime.
Let's Dance International Frontiers - LDIF19 - launches on April 29th - International Dance Day - and focuses on diversity in dance by showcasing new work from emerging local talent and inte…
An often beautiful, sometimes confusing, work that uses dance and technology to move from the rigid certainties of three dimensions into the threats and opportunities of the fourth.
Stephen Adly Guirgis's play is as relevant today as ever, its coruscating examination of the nature of American justice and religious redemption losing none of its power a generation on from…
Cheating Death fails to solve the considerable problems of writing and staging farce in an ambitious show that falls well short of expectations.
The Paper Man starts off with the story of Austria's 1930s football hero Matthias Sindelar but swiftly dummies the Nazis and nutmegs for a narrative about the construction of narratives - an…
Phil Willmott tries to rescue two shows with the plot of a third, but his show also never quite coheres, for all the energy expended by the hard-working cast.
The King's Head pulls off another re-imagining of a classic opera that packs plenty of punch and is a joy for newbies and old hands alike.
Rip It Up The 60s is unabashed entertainment full of great songs, plenty of dancing and a handful of stars from Strictly.
A wonderful version of The Winter's Tale that is made for young people but has plenty to say to those of us as old as Leontes and Polixenes.
The Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre brings its modern, surreal take on Chekhov's classic play to The Barbican, with a barb or two directed towards some familiar faces.
BWW talks to Ruth Mary Johnson about her version of The Winter's Tale at the National Theatre and about her philosophy in making theatre works for young people.
The Orchestra digs into the hearts of the six women and one man stuck playing light classics in a hollowed out French spa town and finds bleak, Chekhovian humour in their plights.
Les Mis has been in London almost as long as I have - here's how we have grown old together.
Pippa Evans talks about the long-running Showstopper back in the West End and about her life in theatre.
Danielle Walker Bush Rat takes on the tricky task of examining a largely happy family for comic material and, aside from a few references to the strange ways of Outback Australia, inevitably…
Kieran Hodgson dissects the history of the UK's relationship with Europe in this funny, poignant and wonderfully well-informed show.
What a strange thing is Violet - indeed, what a strange thing is Violet, our eponymous heroine. But more of that later.
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…