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Robert Icke's Almeida swansong is a typically bold and epic updating - this time, of Arthur Schnitzler's 1912 Professor Bernhardi.

Matthew Bourne is the master par excellence in the re-interpretation of classics... and who could guess how he would present Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

A few years ago there was a revival of interest in Frank Hurley's remarkable black and white images of the Boy's Own sounding Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

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

"When I was little," Janacek Wood recalls, "my Dad decided it would be fun to take me and my brother sledging down a mountainside in an inflatable kids' paddling pool. It took off like a hovercraft, he couldn't stop, hit a tree, and we were catapulted out onto the track below."

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

This weekend, four young female comedians will combine their talents at the Playmill Festival of New Writing. Girls With Jokes will take in everything from motherhood to mental health, mortgages to millenial prospects at King's Head Theatre on July 13 and 14.

Playwright David Hendon's latest work is about Oliver Sipple: a Vietnam veteran who found his personal life picked apart in the national press after an instinctive heroic act.

The first British Vietnamese play, this affecting family drama is a warm and lucid take on the tensions between second generation immigrants and their parents

Flawed but incendiary study of an immigrant family in 60s New York peaks too soon but is effective when its conflicts come together

Far more than a green polemic, this Frankenstein of a play is a glorious absurdist blend of stand-up, drama, dance/disco radio and mime.

This weekend's Elixir Extracts Festival is a celebration of lifelong creativity taking place at Sadler's Wells: the theatre on Rosebery Avenue devoted to dance in all its forms.

"Never make the mistake of taking acting too seriously." This was the advice that actress Coral Browne followed throughout her stage and screen career, from the moment she fled Australia in 1934 as a 20-year-old hopeful.

Thirty years on, Philip Osment's witty, lyrical coming of age tale in the age of Aids and Section 28 stands the test of time

Jonathan Maitland's hilarious satire at Park Theatre imagines a future when the mop haired MP has been knighted and is still grasping at high office

Bojo, Brexit and the burden of high office are debated at the Islington dinner party which 'changed history' says playwright Jonathan Maitland

An under rehearsed, patchily acted and self indulgently limp satire of the 2015 election misses an open goal to shed light on today's political meltdown

Fresh off Olivier Award wins for Summer and Smoke, director Rebecca Frecknall and actress Patsy Ferran reunite at the Almeida - bringing a similarly expressive approach to Chekhov as they did to Tennessee Williams.

Alexis Michalik's prison-set dark comedy boasts strong performances and explores human fallibility, but is tonally uneven and strains for credibility

Alexis Michalik's prison-set dark comedy boasts strong performances and explores human fallibility, but is tonally uneven and strains for credibility

Two years ago Elliot Warren was performing his debut play in front of two or three people a night. Now he's won an Olivier Award for it.

Caryl Churchill's 80s feminist classic gets an epic revival that has contemporary resonance if it sometimes lacks clarity and intimacy

Che Walker both directs and stars in Intra Muros at Park Theatre which asks what's the point of theatre anyway?

Last month, the Young Actors Theatre Islington hosted the first production of The No History of the Near Not Now, a play written by the multi award-winning Stephen Hornby. The 60-minute performance celebrated Islington's extensive history for furthering LGBTQ+ causes.

Cillian Murphy gives a soul-touching performance as a grieving dad haunted by the avian embodiment of his loss.

Hompophobic brutality and post-colonial tension puts a gay relationship between an Egyptian and a British man under strain

Crouch End playwright Ella Road has written a dystopian drama about a world where life chances and relationships are dominated by genetic tests

Now on at Upper Street's Hope Theatre, The Grenfell Project brings the hurt of that fateful night in June 2017 to the fore.

Tom Wright's take on the post chemsex gay generation is hampered by unnatural dialogue and shallow characterisation

You'll have a riotous Royal romp in a hilarous parody of Netflix series The Crown which manages to surpass the original

More than a century after the stars of music hall graced its stage, the Rosemary Branch Tavern on the Regent's Canal is bringing it back for two special nights.

A veteran actor has accused Upper Street's famous King's Head Theatre of having the worst backstage conditions he's seen in 50 years - but the venue has defended its hospitality.

On March 26, Northern Ballet's latest creation - Victoria - arrives at Sadler's Wells. Directed and Choreographed by Cathy Marston, this latest creation focuses on the life of one of history's most intriguing women. We spoke to Cathy ahead of the show's five-day run in London.

A dark, visceral and funny play about the vulnerability of young men carries hints of Withnail and Beckett

Martin Sherman's funny and profound take on the rapidly changing attitudes to homosexuality is blessed with a deeply moving central performance by Jonathan Hyde

Anne Washburn's three hour probe into how theatre and the rest of the world should respond to Donald Trump is bold but unwieldy

It's a bold move to schedule the press night of a new play about post-natal depression on Valentine's Day.

Gillian Anderson and Lily James give stellar performances in Ivo Van Hove's reworking of the Bette Davis classic about a scheming understudy

Anne Washburn's latest play stages a nightmarish dinner party with Donald Trump, his entourage, and entrances by James Comey and George Bush

Tale of a middle-aged drunk who takes a bonding trip to Thailand with his long-suffering son is fun, but overstuffed with issues

S&M antics and gender swapping don't make for a riveting night out at the theatre despite a luminous performance by Cate Blanchett

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