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Sarah Kendall Darts About Like A Time-Travelling Bee

Sarah Kendall Darts About Like A Time-Travelling Bee

A great comic storyteller. | By Will Noble ★★★★☆
Part Theatre Show, Part Live Gig, Teddy Will Have You Dancing In Your Seat

Part Theatre Show, Part Live Gig, Teddy Will Have You Dancing In Your Seat

Desperate times call for rock ‘n' roll. | By Tiffany Pritchard ★★★★☆
Nightfall Gives Us A Glamorous But Unrealistic Look At Rural Hampshire Life

Nightfall Gives Us A Glamorous But Unrealistic Look At Rural Hampshire Life

Living in the country never looked better. | By Paul Ewing ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: Worth A Flutter Just Misses The Jackpot

Theatre Review: Worth A Flutter Just Misses The Jackpot

An entertaining but disjointed look at the world of gambling. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆
The Fall Debates The Value Of Life... At Any Age

The Fall Debates The Value Of Life... At Any Age

National Youth Theatre faces up to some dark fears in this dystopian vision. | By Matthew Holder
Oscar Wilde's Sparkling Wit Is At Its Finest In An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde's Sparkling Wit Is At Its Finest In An Ideal Husband

Sparkles with Wildean wit and paradoxical epigrams. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert Is A Drag Of A Show

Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert Is A Drag Of A Show

Uncomfortable viewing. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★★☆☆☆
Chess The Musical: A Must-See For ABBA Fans

Chess The Musical: A Must-See For ABBA Fans

Rock ballads and intricate melodies by Benny and Bjorn. | By Paul Ewing ★★★☆☆
Silence Drives Worlds Apart In Mike Bartlett’s Not Talking

Silence Drives Worlds Apart In Mike Bartlett’s Not Talking

Doctor Foster writer’s first play is quietly good. | By BelindaL ★★★☆☆
Bought And Sold Like Dolls: Gracie Explores Life Growing Up In A Religious Sect

Bought And Sold Like Dolls: Gracie Explores Life Growing Up In A Religious Sect

One woman play. | By James FitzGerald ★★★★☆
Masterpieces: A Clunky, Dated Attack On The Sex Industry

Masterpieces: A Clunky, Dated Attack On The Sex Industry

A feminist attack on the sex industry and the misogynist mindset that underlies it. | By Neil Dowden ★★☆☆☆
The Prudes Is A Bravely Funny Play About Sex In All Its Lights And Shades

The Prudes Is A Bravely Funny Play About Sex In All Its Lights And Shades

Couple bare all in tender hearted comedy about sex. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
Absolute Hell Provides Dark Delight At National Theatre

Absolute Hell Provides Dark Delight At National Theatre

A decadent portrait of post-war London. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Strictly Ballroom May As Well Rebrand As Will Young The Musical

Strictly Ballroom May As Well Rebrand As Will Young The Musical

He's the narrator. And the band leader. And he hangs round on stage the whole time. | By Paul Ewing ★★★☆☆
If Phileas Fogg Did Magic...

If Phileas Fogg Did Magic...

Suspend disbelief just for one evening... | By Hannah Foulds ★★★★★
Have You Got The Stamina For Tonight At 8.30?

Have You Got The Stamina For Tonight At 8.30?

Probably best left for Noel Coward superfans. | By Chris Bridges ★★★☆☆
Royal Ballet Proves That Variety Is The Spice Of Life

Royal Ballet Proves That Variety Is The Spice Of Life

From abstract dance to stories about unrequited love. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Tina The Musical Is A Thoroughly Joyous Experience

Tina The Musical Is A Thoroughly Joyous Experience

Not your average jukebox musical. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
The Gin's Still Cold And The Piano's Hot As Chicago Makes A Spectacular West End Return

The Gin's Still Cold And The Piano's Hot As Chicago Makes A Spectacular West End Return

Cuba Gooding Jr gives it the star treatment. | By Paul Ewing ★★★★☆
Flatpack Theatre: Instructions For Correct Assembly At Royal Court Theatre

Flatpack Theatre: Instructions For Correct Assembly At Royal Court Theatre

How far would you go for perfection? | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Ballet With An American Accent Comes To Sadler's Wells

Ballet With An American Accent Comes To Sadler's Wells

The most fun we can remember a company having with Forsythe. | By Lise Smith ★★★★☆
Spluttering Drama Quiz Tells The Story Of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Cheats

Spluttering Drama Quiz Tells The Story Of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Cheats

Remember the Ingrams? *Cough*. | By Paul Ewing ★★★☆☆
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 ★★★★☆
The Devil With The Blue Dress Is A Witty Take On The Lewinsky Scandal

The Devil With The Blue Dress Is A Witty Take On The Lewinsky Scandal

Still relevant, 20 years on. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
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 ★★★☆☆
Aiming For Kitsch And Landing On Tacky, Ruthless! The Musical Is Crass And Amateur

Aiming For Kitsch And Landing On Tacky, Ruthless! The Musical Is Crass And Amateur

A tedious flop of a show. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★☆☆☆☆
Theatre Review: Miss Nightingale At Hippodrome Casino

Theatre Review: Miss Nightingale At Hippodrome Casino

Songs to make your toes curl. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Things Get Dolly Mix-Ed Up At Soho Theatre

Things Get Dolly Mix-Ed Up At Soho Theatre

The latest offering from queer female duo Sh!t Theatre. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★★☆☆☆
Theatre Review: Everybody Wants To Shoot A President In Assassins

Theatre Review: Everybody Wants To Shoot A President In Assassins

Nine assassins, eight American presidents. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★☆☆
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 ★★☆☆☆
The Plough And The Stars Is A Bitter Lesson In Revolution

The Plough And The Stars Is A Bitter Lesson In Revolution

Victims speak loudest in this version of a classic. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
Royal Ballet's New Triple Bill Celebrates West Side Story Composer

Royal Ballet's New Triple Bill Celebrates West Side Story Composer

A mixed bill of slightly mixed fortunes. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Kramer's Traviata Is A Tragedy For ENO

Kramer's Traviata Is A Tragedy For ENO

The new Artistic Director's first production doesn't hit the right notes. | By Holli-Mae Johnson ★★☆☆☆
Buggy Baby Uses Absurdism To Confront Society's Darkest Ills

Buggy Baby Uses Absurdism To Confront Society's Darkest Ills

A rather 'different' take on life as a refugee in London. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★☆
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 ★★★★☆
This African-Style Hamlet Gives The Classic A New Vibe

This African-Style Hamlet Gives The Classic A New Vibe

Now this would have livened up your high school English lessons... | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
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 ★★★★☆
Grand Themes And Small Change In After The Ball

Grand Themes And Small Change In After The Ball

A play which tries to pack too much in. | By Matthew Holder ★★★☆☆
Chemistry, Fluidity And Minimalism: Summer and Smoke At Almeida Theatre

Chemistry, Fluidity And Minimalism: Summer and Smoke At Almeida Theatre

Tennessee Williams at his most poetic. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
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 ★★★★☆
Carey Mulligan Triumphs In One-Woman Show

Carey Mulligan Triumphs In One-Woman Show

Starts out light-hearted, ends up anything but. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
A Poignant Portrayal Of Bittersweet Romance

A Poignant Portrayal Of Bittersweet Romance

The York Realist is a quietly heartbreaking affair. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
This Painful Play Is Simply A Pleasure To Watch

This Painful Play Is Simply A Pleasure To Watch

Hard viewing, but not hard going. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
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 ★★☆☆☆
Screaming Secrets Is A Philosophy Overload

Screaming Secrets Is A Philosophy Overload

This production is screaming for a few tweaks. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆
Black Mountain: Not The Spine-Tingler It Purports To Be

Black Mountain: Not The Spine-Tingler It Purports To Be

Economical storytelling means the tension falls flat. | By BelindaL ★★★☆☆
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 ★★★★☆
These Two Small Plays Are Punching Well Above Their Weight

These Two Small Plays Are Punching Well Above Their Weight

Believable, likeable characters. | By Hannah Foulds ★★★★☆
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 ★★★★★
An Amusing Tribute To Maverick Ken Campbell

An Amusing Tribute To Maverick Ken Campbell

More of an anecdotal tribute than a fully-fledged play. | By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Collective Rage: A Humorous Yet Poignant Exploration Of Rage And Belonging

Collective Rage: A Humorous Yet Poignant Exploration Of Rage And Belonging

Five women, united by a name. | By Sam Smith ★★★☆☆
Jennifer Saunders Is Absolutely Fabulous In Oscar Wilde Play

Jennifer Saunders Is Absolutely Fabulous In Oscar Wilde Play

A "Wilde lite" version of Lady Windermere's Fan. | By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
The Beginning Of A Relationship Explored In Intricate Detail

The Beginning Of A Relationship Explored In Intricate Detail

An entertaining show to make you think. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Giselle Proves The Ultimate Romantic Ballet

Giselle Proves The Ultimate Romantic Ballet

Soft and otherworldly. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Chronicles Of Modern Disillusionment: The War Has Not Yet Started

Chronicles Of Modern Disillusionment: The War Has Not Yet Started

Mikhail Durnenkov’s latest play is both provocative and disturbing. | By Sophia Shluger ★★★☆☆
A Pitch-Perfect Revival Of An Early Pinter Classic

A Pitch-Perfect Revival Of An Early Pinter Classic

The Birthday Party turns 60. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★★
Fiction Proves More Powerful Than Fact In Amadeus

Fiction Proves More Powerful Than Fact In Amadeus

A tale of musical rivalry. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆