On Stage

The Ballad Of Reading Gaol: A Bleak Adaptation Of Oscar Wilde's Poem

The Ballad Of Reading Gaol: A Bleak Adaptation Of Oscar Wilde's Poem

Prepare to be creeped out. | By Alice Grahame ★★★☆☆
Pity Descends Into Pandemonium At Royal Court Theatre

Pity Descends Into Pandemonium At Royal Court Theatre

What a pity. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★★☆☆☆
A Monster Calls Is So Much Better Than It Has Any Right To Be

A Monster Calls Is So Much Better Than It Has Any Right To Be

Masterpiece of physical theatre. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
The Last Laugh: End Of The Pier Offers Comedy With A Twist

The Last Laugh: End Of The Pier Offers Comedy With A Twist

The dark side of the comedy world. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
This Polished New Musical Will Put You At Ease... Before Freaking You Out

This Polished New Musical Will Put You At Ease... Before Freaking You Out

Comedy or horror? It doesn't matter. | By Paul Ewing ★★★★☆
Alan Bennett’s Sprightly New Play Champions Care For The Elderly

Alan Bennett’s Sprightly New Play Champions Care For The Elderly

Bennett’s characteristically wry observational humour shines through in Allelujah! | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Rock Musical Knights Of The Rose Hits All The Wrong Notes

Rock Musical Knights Of The Rose Hits All The Wrong Notes

Kitsch Olde England comes to the West End. | By BelindaL ★★☆☆☆
Imperium Speaks Truth To Power At Gielgud Theatre

Imperium Speaks Truth To Power At Gielgud Theatre

The rise and fall of Roman Senator Cicero says a lot about today’s demagogues. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
Poldark Star Aidan Turner Stars In Blood-Soaked Black Comedy The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Poldark Star Aidan Turner Stars In Blood-Soaked Black Comedy The Lieutenant of Inishmore

A fearless and relevant work. | By James FitzGerald ★★★★☆
One Night In Bangkok: The King And I At London Palladium

One Night In Bangkok: The King And I At London Palladium

The biggest show in town right now. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Powerful Performances Illuminate The Winter’s Tale

Powerful Performances Illuminate The Winter’s Tale

The Globe’s latest production balances the light and dark of this problem play with great clarity. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
The Young Vic Has Finally Come Of Age With Fun Home

The Young Vic Has Finally Come Of Age With Fun Home

A fluid and tender production. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Heathers The Musical Is A Refreshingly Black High School Comedy

Heathers The Musical Is A Refreshingly Black High School Comedy

High school angst, the importance of being popular... and murder | By Paul Ewing
One For Sorrow Is An Effective Exploration Of Fear Culture

One For Sorrow Is An Effective Exploration Of Fear Culture

A play to see, and a writer to watch. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Turn Of The Screw Is More Sleepy Than Scary

Turn Of The Screw Is More Sleepy Than Scary

Completely plotless. | By BelindaL ★★☆☆☆
Be Born Is Clumsy And Amateurish Theatre

Be Born Is Clumsy And Amateurish Theatre

A play that's more swings than roundabouts. | By Chris Bridges ★☆☆☆☆
Cockamamy At The Hope Theatre Hasn’t Lost The Plot

Cockamamy At The Hope Theatre Hasn’t Lost The Plot

A show that really tugs at the heartstrings. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Lively And Indulgent, Kiss Me Kate Is Back

Lively And Indulgent, Kiss Me Kate Is Back

Only here for two weeks but definitely worth seeing. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Pressure Is The Drama About The English Weather You Didn't Know You Needed

Pressure Is The Drama About The English Weather You Didn't Know You Needed

A completely believable story, done with impeccable detail. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Take Any Available Ticket For This 5* Production Of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Take Any Available Ticket For This 5* Production Of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

A disappointingly short run of a fantastic show. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
New Comedy-Drama Monogamy Is Served With A Side Of Monotony

New Comedy-Drama Monogamy Is Served With A Side Of Monotony

Top acting can't save the plot of this one. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi's Wives

Theatre Review: The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi's Wives

There's some clever storytelling in this stage adaptation. | By Paul Ewing ★★★★☆
Arthur Miller's Final Play Fails To Illuminate

Arthur Miller's Final Play Fails To Illuminate

A thinly veiled look at his own marriage to Marilyn Monroe. | By Neil Dowden ★★☆☆☆
Play In A Soho Church Fizzes With Humour, Passion And Rage

Play In A Soho Church Fizzes With Humour, Passion And Rage

It's not exactly subtle, though. | By Maire Rose Connor ★★★☆☆