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The boys behind the 'goes wrong' hits have mostly pulled off a new trick mindmelding their slapstick with geniunely dazzling magic from Penn & Teller

As he prepares to open his latest West End show The Prince of Egypt, the Wicked and Godspell composer and lyricist appears at the Finsbury Park Venue to raise funds for a production of RAGS The Musical

Most of the opportunities to tell this epic story of Shackleton's 1914 expedition have been missed in this trudge through the snow.

Joyful anarchy, circus skills and riotous humour combine to create a glorious night of misrule at the Chalk Farm arts venue

Aerial theatre company creates an acclaimed inter-generational circus show that explores complex human relationships with performers ranging from age 13-60

More than sixty years after it was written, Shelagh Delaney's play of maternal neglect and female resilience rings true across the decades

James McAvoy gives a performance of blazing intensity in a radical updating of the French tragi-comedy about a rapier wit with a huge nose

A hugely enjoyable, lusty gender swap prdouction fails to shed fresh light on Shakespeare's problematic play of coersive control

Miriam Margolyes stands out as vicious wheelchair bound Nell in a dysfunctional violent relationship with her inadequate son

A fresh, hilarious and gender-blind modern take on Shakespeare's classic comedy of love and trust

Drama about the Edwardian scandal of a diet regime that killed patients fails to explore either motivations or echoes with modern health crazes

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner shine as the struggling parents of a severely disabled child in a lacerating black comedy that will make you laugh and cry

Welsh company Opera D'draig transposes Donizetti's comic opera to 1980s Barry Island to beautiful bawdy and hilarious effect

A seven course tasting menu and a poignant drama of loss and migration offer food for thought

Tracy-Ann Oberman gives a bravura performance as a single mum struggling to come to terms with her teenage son's horrific crime

In these crazy, hazy days of September 2019 when life in our reliable parliamentary democracy has degenerated into a scenario that even the most fanciful writer couldn't make up, then it's time for entertainment.

Silly Doctor Clever Doctor

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Whittington paediatrician Dr Joe Raine has written a children's book which takes the fear out of a visit to hospital and encourages kids to take their medicine

Combining hands-on creative themes with learning computer languages is the key to getting children ready for a world defined by AI and robotics

Based on the fatal shooting af a black teen by a white policeman, Dael Orlandersmith performs her own devastating poetic monologues which spotlight the racism that divides and distorts America

Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan are at the top of their game as warring spouses trading jibes about Tory privilege

In 'Dear Marie Stopes' Alex Mills sets "heartfelt, emotional" letters from grateful women to meditative music

Album review: Iggy Pop - Free

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Iggy's latest finds him as an artist rather than a rock star, swimming in contemplative, jazz-inflected waters.

Andy Stanton's cult children's books gets a colourful funny musical treatment with a geniunely bad baddie

London's biggest Latin festival fuses food, DJs, music in dance in one glorious free celebration

A zesty adaptation of Jill Murphy's classic boarding school saga is a bubbling cauldron of girl power and magical power that had me spellbound

A brilliantly acted Shane Meadows-esque story of two runaways misses brilliance but its blunt realism yields some eye-catching moments

The Holloway children's author translates the surreal and silly world of Lamonic Bibber into a stage musical

Peter Schaffer's 1970s homoerotic play about a boy who blinds horses gets a precise and exhilirating revival

Overegged but fun revival proves Rice and Lloyd Webber's biblical classic is indestructible

Historic double-bill is a study in contrasts as Young proves he's an evergreen rocker while Dylan is well past his prime

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