Thursday, February 29, 2024

'Shifters' review – Tosin Cole and Heather Agyepong are simply irresistible in this heavenly romance by Matt Wolf

Benedict Lombe returns to the site of her award-winning solo play 'Lava' with a follow-up two-hander

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

'King Lear' review – this thrillingly epic production is both atmospheric and viscerally felt by Matt Wolf

At last, a "King Lear" that achieves lift-off, thanks to director Yael Farber, leading men Danny Sapani, Fra Fee, and Clarke Peters, and a thrilling design team

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Monday, February 12, 2024

'Metamorphosis' review – poet Lemn Sissay transforms Kafka's celebrated study in shape-shifting by Matt Wolf

Scott Graham directs this latest, language-heavy take on Franz Kafka's seminal 1915 novella, here starring Felipe Pacheco as Gregor Samsa

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

'Othello' review – Ola Ince's provocative production makes this a blistering play for today by Matt Wolf

Ralph Davis stands out as Iago in a new Othello that casts two actors as the jealous Moor: Ken Nwosu and the excellent Ira Mandela Siobhan; Ola Ince directs.

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Monday, January 22, 2024

'Cowbois' review – this big-hearted queer take on the Wild West bangs a drum for tolerance by Matt Wolf

Sophie Melville and Lucy McCormick shine in rambling if roisterous queer take on the gunslinging wild west

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

'The Enfield Haunting' review – this spine-tingling play features ghostly growls not heard since The Exorcist by Matt Wolf

Catherine Tate, David Threlfall, and Grace Molony in Angus Jackson production, whose opening was delayed by a month

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Sunday, December 17, 2023

'Edward Scissorhands' review – Matthew Bourne's deeply felt dance-drama is a wintry wonder

Matthew Bourne's dance-theatre adaptation of the Tim Burton film makes an encore appearance and is stronger than ever

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'Rock 'N' Roll' review – this empathetic Tom Stoppard revival strikes the heart as well as the head by Matt Wolf

Nathaniel Parker, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd and the splendid Nancy Carroll head director Nina Raine's rending reappraisal of Tom Stoppard's 2006 play.

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

'Ulster American' review – Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis and Louisa Harland fully inhabit this savage, anarchic satire by Matt Wolf

Woody Harrelson marks his third London stage appearance across 21 years in London transfer of David Ireland's 2018 Edinburgh Festival success, here directed by Jeremy Herrin.

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

'The Homecoming' review – Harold Pinter's provocative play remains both menacing and elliptical by Matt Wolf

Nicolas Tennant is a standout in starry revival of Pinter's breakout play, here directed by Matthew Dunster and with Joe Cole as Lenny and Jared Harris as Max

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Monday, December 4, 2023

'Infinite Life' review – Annie Baker's magnificent existential drama is by turns hilarious and harrowing by Matt Wolf

The amazing Marylouise Burke marks her second Annie Baker play at the National Theatre, and it's even better than the previous one.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

'Ghosts' review – Ibsen's play becomes a riveting psychological thriller in this atmospheric venue by Matt Wolf

Hattie Morahan and Paul Hilton lead an astonishing cast in Joe Hill-Gibbins adaptation of 1881 Ibsen scorcher

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Monday, November 20, 2023

'Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen' review – Samuel Barnett lets rip in this moving comedy by Matt Wolf

Two-time Tony nominee Samuel Barnett in roaring form in Marcelo Dos Santos's clever monologue

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

'Passing' review – this beautifully acted play about an Anglo-Indian family feels like a slice of life by Matt Wolf

Catherine Cusack and Kishore Walker in play about the biracial experience in the UK

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

'To Have and To Hold' review – Richard Bean's new comedy captures love, family and the ageing process by Matt Wolf

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.

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Monday, October 30, 2023

'Clyde's' review – Lynn Nottage's genius play finds grace amid the grubbiness and grit by Matt Wolf

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

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Portia Coughlan' review – this taboo-busting portrait of inconsolable grief is a modern Irish masterpiece by Matt Wolf

Alison Oliver plays the title role in director Carrie Cracknell's revival of the remorseless 1996 play from Irish dramatist Marina Carr

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Friday, October 13, 2023

British musicals are having a renaissance by Matt Wolf

Sunset Boulevard is back, fresher than ever, but the new British musical is having its moment, too

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

'Death of England: Closing Time' review – Sharon Duncan-Brewster is extraordinary in this wide-ranging national portrait by Matt Wolf

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.

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Friday, October 6, 2023

'Noises Off' review – Michael Frayn's genius backstage farce remains a marvel by Matt Wolf

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

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

'Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends' review – a rapturous musical tribute by a glorious all-star ensemble by Matt Wolf

Bernadette Peters in peerless, age-defying form heads an all-star tribute to her, and our, beloved Stephen Sondheim

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

'Derren Brown Presents – Unbelievable' review – astonishing feats of mental wizardry by Matt Wolf

Simon Lipkin and Samuel Creasey in Derren Brown venture without the master mentalist actually in it

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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Michael Gambon – majestic, always moving, the theatre world looks smaller without him by Matt Wolf

The tremendous Dublin-born, London-based actor has died, leaving an enormous legacy behind

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Friday, September 29, 2023

'Operation Epsilon' review – this riveting and timely history play dissects the ethics of nuclear physics by Matt Wolf

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.

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Thursday, September 28, 2023

'Frank & Percy' review – Ian McKellen and Roger Allam are charming company in this sweet love story by Matt Wolf

Ian McKellen, age 84, is as spry and welcome a stage presence ever opposite the equally invaluable Roger Allam

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

'untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play' review – a furious and necessary skewering of colonialist classics by Matt Wolf

2023 Olivier nominee Mei Mac stars in Kimber Lee play about Asian stereotyping over time

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Friday, September 22, 2023

'Mlima's Tale' review – Lynn Nottage's stealthy poaching drama has animal magnetism by Matt Wolf

Lynn Nottage's 2018 Public Theater play gets a powerful London airing courtesy director Miranda Cromwell and leading player Ira Mandela Siobhan.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

'The Little Big Things' review – this new musical movingly and buoyantly puts disability centre stage by Matt Wolf

Henry Fraser's inspirational memoir is now a musical, directed by Luke Sheppard of "& Juliet" renown.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

'Red Pitch' review – this nimble play scores with its celebration of friendship by Matt Wolf

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

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

'The Way Old Friends Do' review – this new play is one for the ABBA enthusiasts by Matt Wolf

Ian Hallard stars in his own play, directed by his husband, Mark Gatiss, and with a scene-stealing supporting performance from Sara Crowe.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

'The Garden of Words' review – this wistful, rain-soaked Japanese tale draws you in by Matt Wolf

Japanese anime continues to have its day onstage with this latest show coming in between London premieres of My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away.

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards