Theatre & Arts

August Wilson’s King Hedley II Overstrains For Mythic Significance

August Wilson’s King Hedley II Overstrains For Mythic Significance

Lenny Henry brings some much-needed humour to an epic production. | By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
The Lehman Trilogy At Piccadilly Theatre: History By Numbers That Lets Us Be The Judge

The Lehman Trilogy At Piccadilly Theatre: History By Numbers That Lets Us Be The Judge

Phew, what a play. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
Hoard Puts A New Spin On Meeting The Parents At Arcola Theatre

Hoard Puts A New Spin On Meeting The Parents At Arcola Theatre

A promising debut from Bim Adewunmi. | By Hannah Foulds ★★★★☆
Babbo: A Swanky Italian Restaurant - Backed By Chelsea Footballers - That Doesn't Hit The Back Of The Net

Babbo: A Swanky Italian Restaurant - Backed By Chelsea Footballers - That Doesn't Hit The Back Of The Net

You can't go wrong with octopus... or can you? | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Unhinged But Unimposing: The Talented Mr Ripley At Wilton's Music Hall

Unhinged But Unimposing: The Talented Mr Ripley At Wilton's Music Hall

Mad? Yes. Talented? Not so much. | By Alannah Dorli Jones ★★☆☆☆
One Woman’s Stand Against The Machine: Anna At Dorfman Theatre

One Woman’s Stand Against The Machine: Anna At Dorfman Theatre

Welcome to the hidden microphone-laden East Germany of 1968. | By Will Tizard ★★★☆☆
Lola's Underground Casino At The Hippodrome Is A Malfunctioning Letdown

Lola's Underground Casino At The Hippodrome Is A Malfunctioning Letdown

The bar has most certainly not been raised. | By Holli-Mae Johnson ★★☆☆☆
The Next Secret Cinema Has Been Announced... And It's A Stranger Things Theme

The Next Secret Cinema Has Been Announced... And It's A Stranger Things Theme

An official Netflix collab. | By Will Noble
From Soporific To Sublime: Andrea Chénier At Royal Opera House

From Soporific To Sublime: Andrea Chénier At Royal Opera House

Mesmerising moments worth waiting for. | By Holli-Mae Johnson ★★★★☆
Pictures Run Riot In British Museum's Colossal Manga Exhibition

Pictures Run Riot In British Museum's Colossal Manga Exhibition

See what you'd look like as a Manga character. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Tennessee Williams Turns On The Heat In Southern Gothic Drama Orpheus Descending

Tennessee Williams Turns On The Heat In Southern Gothic Drama Orpheus Descending

A rich brew of eccentric, colourful characters in the rarely revived drama. | By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Great Scott! A Back To The Future Musical Is Coming To The West End

Great Scott! A Back To The Future Musical Is Coming To The West End

But first, the DeLorean is stopping in Manchester. | By Will Noble
Smell The Poo-Quet! A Garden Has Appeared At Sketch's Famous Toilets Pods

Smell The Poo-Quet! A Garden Has Appeared At Sketch's Famous Toilets Pods

Nature's Air Wick. | By Will Noble
Would You Eat Cheese Made From Heston Blumenthal's Pubic Hair? V&A Takes A Sustainable Look At Food

Would You Eat Cheese Made From Heston Blumenthal's Pubic Hair? V&A Takes A Sustainable Look At Food

Tough to stomach, but vital that we do. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
Enjoy Free Cocktail 'Meisterclasses' This Bank Holiday At JägerHaus

Enjoy Free Cocktail 'Meisterclasses' This Bank Holiday At JägerHaus

In da Haus! | Sponsor
The Delightful Doors Of Whitechapel

The Delightful Doors Of Whitechapel

New book peers over the E1 threshold. | By M@
Merry Band Of Brothers And Sisters Take On The Henrys At Globe Theatre

Merry Band Of Brothers And Sisters Take On The Henrys At Globe Theatre

This new take on Shakespeare is a joy to experience. | By Londonist Staff
A Salacious And Shocking Aubrey Beardsley Exhibition Is Coming To London

A Salacious And Shocking Aubrey Beardsley Exhibition Is Coming To London

Largest exhibition for 50 years. | By Will Noble
Noooo! Now London's Iconic Borderline Venue Is Closing

Noooo! Now London's Iconic Borderline Venue Is Closing

It's hosted everyone from Amy Winehouse to Spinal Tap. | By Will Noble
Theatre Review: Fanny And Stella Brings Victorian Crossdressing Celebrities To Life

Theatre Review: Fanny And Stella Brings Victorian Crossdressing Celebrities To Life

Getting dragged up in front of the judge. | By Mike C ★★★★☆
London Is A Forest: Woody Revelations In New Book

London Is A Forest: Woody Revelations In New Book

Know your acer from your elder bough. | By M@
Death Of A Salesman: Wendell Pierce’s Loman Won’t Sell You Short At The Young Vic

Death Of A Salesman: Wendell Pierce’s Loman Won’t Sell You Short At The Young Vic

Original, and utterly devastating. | By Alannah Dorli Jones ★★★★☆
The Swell Mob: Enter A Victorian Saloon Hiding A Dark Secret In This Immersive Show

The Swell Mob: Enter A Victorian Saloon Hiding A Dark Secret In This Immersive Show

This is no ordinary bar. | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆
Jude The Obscure Becomes Judith At Hampstead Theatre

Jude The Obscure Becomes Judith At Hampstead Theatre

Visually striking but narratively unconvincing. | By Alice Grahame ★★★☆☆