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London's underground queer culture comes "above ground" for deliberately formless Royal Court show
TV writer Steven Moffat, of Sherlock and Doctor Who renown, crosses over to the stage in a starry production headed by the wonderful Reece Shearsmith
Alex Edelman brings his superb Off Broadway hit back to London, where it was previously seen pre-pandemic
In London, the Irish actor stars as Stanley Kowalski in a deeply empathic version of Tennessee Williams’s 1947 play, “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
Problematic Globe production of The Tempest, starring Ferdy Roberts as a barely-clad Prospero
Pooja Ghai directs Hannah Khalil's play, a co-production between Shakespeare's Globe and Tamasha that captures in some essential way captures the zeitgeist
Lillian Hellman's prescient 1940 play is terrifically well served in a Donmar revival starring English stage veteran Patricia Hodge and a radiant UK stage debut from Caitlin FitzGerald
In an iffy year for new plays and musicals, a post-pandemic London stage returned to life
Where were the great new plays during 2022? That question underscored weeks of playgoing that turn…
Ian McKellen is Caroline Goose in a blissed-out panto joyfully directed by Cal McCrystal and co-starring the indispensable Anna-Jane Casey as Cilla Quack.
The Times’s three European theater critics pick their favorite productions of the year — plus a turkey apiece for the festive season.
Robert Bathurst is a nightshirt-wearing Scrooge in a winning 1930s Tennessee take on the ubiquitous Dickens title
Michael Luwoye, late of "Hamilton," has the title role in drearily hagiographic biomusical, enlivened only by its dancing
TV actress Fay Ripley in misbegotten comedy set in east London's Walthamstow
In a freewheeling London adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel, Corrin plays a character whose emotions are as fluid as their identity.
James Graham play hits the West End on the way, presumably, to Broadway
Opposition (and history) are the apparent mainstays of the ceaselessly busy James Graham, and he conjoins the two to …
Oliver Johnstone plays a notably brutal warrior-king in this deliberately revisionist take on Shakespeare's history play
Jasmine Naziha Jones takes the lead female role in her own debut play, which is very much a work of two different halves.
Tony-winner Owen Teale is the sixth Scrooge so far in the Old Vic's London iteration of Dickens's seasonal mainstay; Lydia White makes a notably charming Belle
The cushion of state money let the Hampstead and Donmar playhouses develop broad programs with international reach. Now they must find creative ways to play on.
Beckett specialist Lisa Dwan and Oscar winner Timothy Hutton head cast of the latest from English writer-director Terry Johnson
An adaptation of “My Neighbour Totoro” enchants audiences at the Barbican. Across town at the Harold Pinter Theater, a revival of “Good” takes viewers to darker territory.
A new musical about the life of the televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, composed by Elton John, makes spectacular entertainment from a righteous subject.
Theresa Heskins co-authors and directs overinsistent adaptation of the life of Neil (Nello) Baldwin, a 76-year-old Staffordshire legend, which launches a lovely new West End venue
Rob Madge solo play comes to the West End for two weeks, directed by Luke Sheppard, of "& Juliet" fame.
Productions of “John Gabriel Borkman” and “Blues for an Alabama Sky” conjure bleak atmospheres in two playhouses.
Feted Broadway musical finds an apt London fit
Not much happens but, in its way, everything does in The Band's Visit, the gentle, sweet-natured musical that rather unexpectedly stormed B…
Phil Porter adapts heart-tugging memoir that was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.
Sophie Melville brings Gary Owen monodrama to its largest venue yet.
Royal Court verbatim theatre is both affecting - and self-flagellating
Dissent in the ranks in uber-timely American comedy
Can a play peak too soon? That's the quandary that attends the Old Vic airing of Eureka Day, Jonathan Spector's on-point if overextended…
“Handbagged,” a play that opened in London a day after Queen Elizabeth II died, depicts a clever, compassionate monarch. But theatrical depictions haven’t always been so reverential.