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Black humour and menace offer shades of Pinter in a serious play which dramatises the plight of one asylum seeker navigating the Home Office's hostile bureacracy

Belsize Park comic David Mitchell makes an affable Bard with writer's block and a pressing need for a hit in Ben Elton's sublimely silly Jacobean romp

Tom Stoppard's possibly final play about a Jewish family living through troubled times in early 20th Century Vienna has a cumulative power that leaves you awed and tearful

Al Blyth makes an assured thought-provoking debut about privacy versus security and the perils of surveillance culture

A timely return for Mike Bartlett's incisive, stirring Brexit play which examines faultlines of class and town versus country through one woman's nostalgia for a garden

A timely play about privacy and AI raises interesting questions but is too short to realise its potential

Stu McLoughlin of Living Spit Theatre explains how their 'hysterical historical' show sees him play all six of the Tudor monarch's wives while strumming a guitar

As part of a five-day run of a new comedy production, a special "traffic light" performance (single, in a relationship or 'it's complicated') will be staged on Valentine's Day.

An adaptation of E.M Forster's novel, A Passage to India opens at Stoke Newington's Tower Theatre next week. Here, director Simona Hughes talks about her vision for the play

South Africans John Kani and Antony Sher are superb in a two hander that excavates the wounds of Apartheid and the pain of growing old

The trade off between security and liberty is tested in Al Blyth's spy thriller about GCHQ intelligence officers running surveillance on an investigative journalist

Politically charged 'gig theatre' mashes up grime rap with a fable about a working class black boy who wins a private school scholarship is raw, vital, sometimes crass, but keeps you hooked

Julie Tsung's intriguing set up playing on false memory and the supernatural is undermined by poor structure, inadequate design and a deflated ending

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

Rosalind Blessed has entered 2020 at great pace. As many of us reluctantly judder back in to our daily routines, she's about to bring not one but two of her plays to the Old Red Lion Theatre, where they'll run concurrently throughout January.

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

If Disney has taught us anything over the decades it's to dream big and be inspired - and Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! does exactly that.

Relive the magic of Frozen and timeless Disney classics this Christmas and New Year as Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! comes to the O2 London.

With a sensitive score, fantastic costumes and a splendid cast, Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes is a triumph of pure, unadulterated magic.

Rebecca Frecknall's updated minimalist revenge tragedy has buckets of blood and a memorable performance by Lydia Wilson.

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

Eerie magic and slapstick fun jostle, mostly successfully, in an inventive retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's wintry fairytale

Carlos Acosta, 46, has retired from classical ballet but the former Royal Ballet star retains his devoted fans who want to glimpse (in Rooster) their hero before he takes over as director of Birmingham Royal Ballet in January 2020.

A stand off between Stalin and Russian poet Anna Akhamatova is brought to compelling life in Olivia Olsen's humane exploration of creativity and courage

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

When the titular Vassa, matriarch of the squabbling family in Mike Bartlett's adaptation of Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova, screams 'Enough!' during a blazing exchange in Act Three, it is a declaration shared by the audience.

When Robert Chesley's provocative play, Jerker, premiered at a Los Angeles theatre in 1986, it had a seismic impact almost straight away.

A production that tickles the senses and stokes the fire of curiosity with a well-paced, well-structured story.

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

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

A different comedy scene every 27 seconds. That's what we're to expect at the Hen & Chickens Theatre next Sunday, as 101 Sketches in 50 Minutes makes its London bow.

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.

Brenda Kapowitz is living any parent's absolute worst nightmare. A single mother to Matthew and Jason, she's doing her best to maintain a career and hold her fragile family life together in the face of intense media scrutiny and a colossal feeling of guilt. Matthew is, after all, under house-arrest on suspicion of committing a heinous act.

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

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a TV superstar (Fleabag, Killing Eve), a Star Wars standout, and the feminist saviour of James Bond. But never mind all that; theatre needs her back.

Singer, actress, presenter and author Mica Paris talks to Marianka Swain about the 30th anniversary production of Fame, coming to London's Peacock Theatre.

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