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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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

The King’s Head’s very funny revival of Kevin Elyot’s play about sex, love and loyalty between a gay couple transfers to the West End

Cutting edge puppetry, circus, juggling and live art will be showcased at the inernational event which runs at various venues including the Barbican, Sadlers Wells, Shoreditch Town Hall, and Jacksons Lane

Simon Russell Beale’s nuanced performance carries Hill-Gibbins’ heavily abridged, heavy handed production

A high energy return to form for Susie McKenna’s legendary annual outing of gliz, hilarity and joy

Set in 1988, Dandelion tells the story of two LGBTQ people and their struggle to adapt to an uncertain new world. It opens at King’s Head Theatre this weekend.

CBeebies twins Dr Chris and Dr Xand rally gross out humour, self experimentation and interactive fun to teach children about the human body

A riotous, innuendo-laden reworking of the classic fairytale will have you laughing out loud.

Theatre Review: Bullet Tongue

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Vulnerable young people are given a voice to tell their own gutwrenching story of the terrifying exploitation of children to sell drugs.

Versailles and Merlin star Alex Vlahos takes on the double role of Mr Darling and Captain Hook in an updated version of JM Barrie’s original play

David Winskill thoroughly enjoys “a special play which deserves full houses” courtesy of Jesse Briton.

A playful comedy which gives ageing a good kick up the arse is on all this week at the Pleasance Theatre.

Award-winning actors cannot salvage a mis-firing script about sacrifice and marital infidelity

Creepy child witches and a sinister janitor give Polly Findlay’s modern-dress Macbeth an unsettling edge

Untold Stories New Writing Festival brings a fresh line-up of work from emerging playwrights to the Pleasance Theatre next weekend.

Islington actor Charlotte Josephine is about to play two traditionally male roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s productions at the Barbican.

Robert Icke’s rewrite of Ibsen’s masterpiece proved too much for some in a cumbersome first half but delivered a riveting finish

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams makes a superb stage debut as a fiery teenager discovering her place in the world through poetry and music

After a sold-out debut at Edinburgh Fringe drew a number of glowing reviews, Brexit: The Play crosses the border and heads south for an 18-day run at The Kings Head Theatre from October 30.

Powerful story of Female Genital Mutilation puts audiences on a 90 minute rollercoaster of emotion

A thoughtful, intelligent dramatisation of Virginia Woolf’s novel is marred by jarring theatrical gimmicks

A new initiative from the Rosebery Avenue theatre has put four young choreographers at the centre of the action.

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