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Sean Foley’s adaptation of the 1950s Ealing comedy The Man In The White Suit stars Stephen Mangan as clever but hapless scientist Sidney and Kara Tointon as Daphne, a posh, mill owner's da…
Peter Nichols’ 1967 comedy A Day In The Death of Joe Egg demonstrates both how far we’ve come in our treatment of and attitudes towards disability but equally how the moral dilemmas and …
Master Harold & The Boys is a play about lessons and devastating loss, about how you can't dance around injustice and its impact.
Black Chiffon is an interesting play, slowly building enough psychological intrigue and drama to keep you hooked.
Appropriate isn't my favourite Branden Jacobs-Jenkins play but it has enough in it of what I love about his writing to enjoy.
The performances are superb in The Doctor at the Almeida Theatre, Juliet Stevenson is as formidable as her character and Ria Zmitrowicz's dry one-liners are a refreshing light relief particu…
Actually is a complex play that explores more than consent, it raises questions about attitudes towards sex and relationships, race, religion, upbringing and family.
Harriet Madeley's The Colours is a verbatim play based on interviews with people with life-limiting illnesses and those working in palliative care.
There is much to applaud in Tree but it feels like a play that is more about the spectacle and experience than a substantial exploration of meaty issues which is fine to a point.
The Actor's Nightmare is six short plays, linked by themes of acting, theatre and performance and brought together for the first time at the Park Theatre.
Equus is an intriguing play, part psychological thriller, part mirror to the human condition and this is an almost thoroughbred production.
The Illusionists are back in London for the summer season with their mix of illusion, thrilling feats, humour and family fun.
London’s theatre scene is awash with productions which offer a ‘fresh’ take on classics but Jasmine Lee-Jones’ play Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner demonstrates exactly what re…
Dark Sublime is a long play and while it contains some really good material it would benefit from being trimmed back to make it slicker and more focused.
Actress and writer Tuyen Do’s first full length play Summer Rolls brings a story about a British Vietnamese family to a UK stage for the first time.
Tuyen Do is no stranger to the London stage having appeared most recently in The Great Wave at the National Theatre and Pah-Na at the Royal Court, but next week she’ll be sitting in the au…
Strange Fruit is an exposing and painful play but it feels like it distracts itself from its otherwise powerful key theme.
The eccentric inventiveness of what Little Bulb has done is thoroughly entertaining.
Little Bulb Theatre: The Future, Battersea Arts Centre 2019. Photo: Adam Trigg
I loved Little Bul…
Apphia Campbell gives a powerful and engaging performance in Woke at Battersea Arts Centre and the play's message about how much hasn't changed is firmly nailed to the mast.
There is a delicious modern twist A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre, not only putting some power back into female hands in a play which traditionally treats women badly but a…
Riotous in tone, occasionally chaotic but with an inventive playfulness Education, Education, Education successfully captures the optimism of the time but it isn't just nostalgia.
From fluid, floaty, tender, strong, angular and jovial to grace, strength and seamless instinctive precision, that’s BalletBoyz’s Them/Us at the Vaudeville Theatre.
There is much to be gleaned from the subtlety of Country Music but it requires work and attention to seek it out.
In The Starry Messenger writer Kenneth Lonergan has gifted Mark with a dry humour delivered by Matthew Broderick in such a deliciously understated way you can’t but admire his comic timing.
It’s not a joke waiting for a punchline, rather it’s something I’ve been puzzling over ever since I had my view and enjoyment of a play disturbed not once but twice by latecomers.
Anna at the National Theatre is a taut thriller and an interesting and different play watching experience.
Small Island is an epic story straddling Jamaica and England before, during and after World War II and exploring colonialism, racism, love and identity.
Written and performed by Joana Nastari, F*ck You and Pay Me is described as a love letter to sex workers, it dispels some of the myths, is celebratory, humorous and witty but doesn't sugar c…
Class at the Bush Theatre layers marital tensions with social class tensions and the pressures of being a teacher and learning.
In the same way that the Marvel Universe mixes superpowers with mortal flaws, the scope of The Half God of Rainfall stretches to another galaxy but all the time remains profoundly human.
Little Death Club is a cabaret of the late night variety, a kind of seductive circus of misfits and certainly not for the prudish.