Articles by Johnny Fox

84 Charing Cross Road Is A Dead Poet's Book Club

84 Charing Cross Road Is A Dead Poet's Book Club

A play in need of a reboot. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Laws Of Consent Come Under The Microscope At Harold Pinter Theatre

Laws Of Consent Come Under The Microscope At Harold Pinter Theatre

The law is a toy. So's the theatre, if you know how to play with it. Raine does. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
TV Stars Fail To Align In Tartuffe At Theatre Royal Haymarket

TV Stars Fail To Align In Tartuffe At Theatre Royal Haymarket

A ferocious opening sets the tone for this play. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Engaging Performances Can't Carry The Weak Material Of The Biograph Girl

Engaging Performances Can't Carry The Weak Material Of The Biograph Girl

Comparisons to Mack and Mabel are inevitable... and unflattering. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Millennial Doublespeak And Flawed Characters Across Three Generations

Millennial Doublespeak And Flawed Characters Across Three Generations

An immaculate performance from Anita Dobson. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Unexploded Ordnances Goes Down A Bomb At The Barbican

Unexploded Ordnances Goes Down A Bomb At The Barbican

Audience participation time. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
H.R. Haitch Has Great Timing - Unfortunately It's Not A Great Show

H.R. Haitch Has Great Timing - Unfortunately It's Not A Great Show

Royal family and east enders disappoint. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Intelligent, Improvised Banter From Comedian Tom Allen At Soho Theatre

Intelligent, Improvised Banter From Comedian Tom Allen At Soho Theatre

Highly recommended. If you didn’t see it in Edinburgh, that is. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Already The Best Play Of 2018: The Inheritance At The Young Vic

Already The Best Play Of 2018: The Inheritance At The Young Vic

Moving, informative and often hilarious. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
The Country Wife Is A Lovely, Lively Twenties Farce

The Country Wife Is A Lovely, Lively Twenties Farce

A When Harry Met Sally solo moment brings act one to an undeniable climax. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: Miss Nightingale At Hippodrome Casino

Theatre Review: Miss Nightingale At Hippodrome Casino

Songs to make your toes curl. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Prisoner Cell Block Bore: Kiss Of The Spider Woman At Menier Chocolate Factory

Prisoner Cell Block Bore: Kiss Of The Spider Woman At Menier Chocolate Factory

A newly translated version of the Manuel Puig novel. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Pre-War Passion Brings Brief Encounter To The Stage

Pre-War Passion Brings Brief Encounter To The Stage

The film's a classic... but, in its own way, so is this production. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Dogging In Deutschland: The Dog Beneath The Skin At Jermyn Street Theatre

Dogging In Deutschland: The Dog Beneath The Skin At Jermyn Street Theatre

Like nothing else you’ll see in London at the moment. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Dead Kennedys Star In Political Comedy

Dead Kennedys Star In Political Comedy

Written by Gore Vidal. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Pippin Is Just A One-Song Future King

Pippin Is Just A One-Song Future King

The music just isn't very good. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Cult Favourites Harold and Maude Return At Charing Cross Theatre

Cult Favourites Harold and Maude Return At Charing Cross Theatre

Trans-generational romance. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Charlie's Aunt Stars In A Princess Undone

Charlie's Aunt Stars In A Princess Undone

A Yorkshire pudding of a play. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Shakespeare Meets Blackadder Meets Revenge Tragedy In Foul Pages

Shakespeare Meets Blackadder Meets Revenge Tragedy In Foul Pages

The star is the anthropomorphic dog. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Cold, Comfortless Farm: Gundog At Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Cold, Comfortless Farm: Gundog At Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

After an excellent start, this play loses its way. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Carmen Is Monochrome And Magnificent At Royal Opera House

Carmen Is Monochrome And Magnificent At Royal Opera House

A fresh and thrilling evening. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
No Place Like Rome: Julius Caesar At Bridge Theatre

No Place Like Rome: Julius Caesar At Bridge Theatre

Not Shakespeare’s easiest play, but the Bridge makes it very accessible. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Never Mind The Quality: Rothschild & Sons At Park Theatre

Never Mind The Quality: Rothschild & Sons At Park Theatre

Clearly it’s hard to write an eleven o’clock number when the ghetto closes at nine. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Con Tricks And Cocktails: The Grift At Town Hall Hotel

Con Tricks And Cocktails: The Grift At Town Hall Hotel

The fun and games of the ‘chase’. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Does Hamilton Live Up To The Hype?

Does Hamilton Live Up To The Hype?

A sumptuous cavalcade of music and dance. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
The Tin Drum Is Banging At Shoreditch Town Hall

The Tin Drum Is Banging At Shoreditch Town Hall

Stomping choreography, dramatic events, window-shattering singing. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
The Woman In White Feels Old Before Its Time

The Woman In White Feels Old Before Its Time

Not a Lloyd Webber classic. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
A New Twist On A Christmas Carol

A New Twist On A Christmas Carol

Think twice about a story you thought you knew. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Everybody's Talking About Jamie At Apollo Theatre

Everybody's Talking About Jamie At Apollo Theatre

A feelgood show to charm and delight. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
If Jacob Rees-Mogg Did Panto, This Would Be It

If Jacob Rees-Mogg Did Panto, This Would Be It

Boy scout seriousness, classical references and painful puns. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Eleven Years On, Is Wicked Still As Wicked?

Eleven Years On, Is Wicked Still As Wicked?

Has it still got the same magic? | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Glengarry Glen Ross: A First Rate Play About Second Rate Men

Glengarry Glen Ross: A First Rate Play About Second Rate Men

Not a tartan bonnet in sight. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
This Rematch Of The Red Lion Improves On Earlier Productions

This Rematch Of The Red Lion Improves On Earlier Productions

A tighter script makes for a convincing show. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
The Initial Charm Of The Diary Of A Nobody Wears Off Too Quickly

The Initial Charm Of The Diary Of A Nobody Wears Off Too Quickly

This Pooter needs a reboot. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Young Marx Is A Disappointing Start For London's Newest Theatre

Young Marx Is A Disappointing Start For London's Newest Theatre

Richard Bean's work isn't quite an equal for the impressive venue. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Young Frankenstein Is A Treat For All The Family

Young Frankenstein Is A Treat For All The Family

The best panto you’ll see before Christmas. Or next Christmas. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Daddy Issues: Of Kith And Kin

Daddy Issues: Of Kith And Kin

For fans of dark comedy. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
A Woman Of No Importance Offers A Weak Start To A Wilde Ride

A Woman Of No Importance Offers A Weak Start To A Wilde Ride

Four acts of pontification and laboured aphorisms. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Review: The Addams Family Musical Is Dead Funny

Review: The Addams Family Musical Is Dead Funny

This'll tickle your funny bone. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Review: An American In Paris

Review: An American In Paris

Who could ask for anything more? | By Johnny Fox
Review: Andrew Scott Is Vulnerable And Charming Hamlet

Review: Andrew Scott Is Vulnerable And Charming Hamlet

Good luck getting a ticket. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
What Not To Miss At The 2017 Vault Festival

What Not To Miss At The 2017 Vault Festival

Bigger and better than ever. | By Johnny Fox
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, You: The Drop Off

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, You: The Drop Off

A secret spy thriller in which you are the star, and the city is your backdrop. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Cheese And Corn, But So Well Done: Half A Sixpence Reviewed

Cheese And Corn, But So Well Done: Half A Sixpence Reviewed

Glossy production and stunning central performance. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
The Glenda-Bender: Jackson Is A Magnificent King Lear

The Glenda-Bender: Jackson Is A Magnificent King Lear

Can she hack it? Yes, she can. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Bratty As A Bieber: The National Theatre's New Take On Mozart

Bratty As A Bieber: The National Theatre's New Take On Mozart

Adam Gillen makes a great karaoke Mozart. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Too Early for Panto? Oh No It Isn’t …

Too Early for Panto? Oh No It Isn’t …

Just hear that ring-ting-ting-a-ling as the cash registers rack up advance bookings. | By Johnny Fox
Chav On A Hot Tin Roof: Confessional At Southwark Playhouse

Chav On A Hot Tin Roof: Confessional At Southwark Playhouse

A Streetcar Named Southend? Tennessee Williams transposed to the Essex coast. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆