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Rebecca Frecknall, whose “Cabaret” is heading to Broadway, steers Federico García Lorca’s play to its tragic finish with genuinely shocking force.
Roald Dahl adaptation is busy to a fault but lacks emotion
The National Theatre these days seems to be going from hit-to-hit, with transfers aplenty and full houses at home. And there's eve…
Hattie Morahan and Paul Hilton lead an astonishing cast in Joe Hill-Gibbins adaptation of 1881 Ibsen scorcher
Christopher Eccleston is a Scrooge for the ages
Familiarity has bred something quite fantastic with the Old Vic Christmas Carol, which is back for a seventh season and merits ringing all av…
Two-time Tony nominee Samuel Barnett in roaring form in Marcelo Dos Santos's clever monologue
Catherine Cusack and Kishore Walker in play about the biracial experience in the UK
The West End gets a much-needed shot in the arm
Rarely has a play's opening been so opportune. Just when it looked as if the West End was slipping into decline, along comes the smart, shrewd…
Alun Armstrong and Marion Bailey shine in the latest from Richard Bean, author of One Man, Two Guvnors, and co-directed by Terry Johnson and the venerable Richard Wilson.
The veteran actor directs and plays the title role in a brisk and curiously weightless London production.
Lynn Nottage's kitchen play finds a brilliant chef in director Lynette Linton and an astonishing cast, headed by Olivier winner Giles Terera (Hamilton) and Sweat alumnus Patrick Gibson
In London, Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas do their best in a new play that careers between near-slapstick one minute and speechifying the next.
Alison Oliver plays the title role in director Carrie Cracknell's revival of the remorseless 1996 play from Irish dramatist Marina Carr
Sunset Boulevard is back, fresher than ever, but the new British musical is having its moment, too
A stripped-back revival in London, directed by Jamie Lloyd, brings the classic musical into the present day, and gives Scherzinger a career-defining performance.
The brilliant Sharon Duncan-Brewster has stepped in, triumphantly, to the co-starring role in this delayed stage two-hander that completes a theatrical triptych.
Felicity Kendal returns to the role of Dotty Otley in Michael Frayn's comedy classic, opposite newcomers to the cast including James Fleet and an amusingly athletic Mathew Horne
Bernadette Peters in peerless, age-defying form heads an all-star tribute to her, and our, beloved Stephen Sondheim
Simon Lipkin and Samuel Creasey in Derren Brown venture without the master mentalist actually in it
The tremendous Dublin-born, London-based actor has died, leaving an enormous legacy behind
Nathaniel Parker, of "Wolf Hall," and Jamie Bogyo, from the flop revival of "Aspects of Love," are amongst the all-male cast of Andy Sandberg's UK premiere of this decade-old American play.
Ian McKellen, age 84, is as spry and welcome a stage presence ever opposite the equally invaluable Roger Allam
2023 Olivier nominee Mei Mac stars in Kimber Lee play about Asian stereotyping over time
Lynn Nottage's 2018 Public Theater play gets a powerful London airing courtesy director Miranda Cromwell and leading player Ira Mandela Siobhan.
Henry Fraser's inspirational memoir is now a musical, directed by Luke Sheppard of "& Juliet" renown.
Tyrell Williams's Olivier-nominated and Evening Standard Theatre Award-winning play returns for an encore engagement, fronted once again by the dazzling Francis Lovehall
A London revival of the hit musical brings extra warmth to the story of a woman in psychological free fall.
Ian Hallard stars in his own play, directed by his husband, Mark Gatiss, and with a scene-stealing supporting performance from Sara Crowe.
Japanese anime continues to have its day onstage with this latest show coming in between London premieres of My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away.
A ripped Max Bennett takes the title role in a play soon to be seen again in London with David Tennant and then Ralph Fiennes: Matti Houghton plays his Lady.
Jodie McNee gives a superb performance in Olivier-winner Michael Wynne's eighth play for the Royal Court, this one all-female and directed by Vicky Featherstone
Kwame Kwei-Armah revisits his 2013 play, this time in London and with a rejigged second act - and superb leading lady