On Stage

Review: Billy Budd At Royal Opera House

Review: Billy Budd At Royal Opera House

A classy and sombre outing for Britten's opera. | By Mike C ★★★★☆
The Viewing At Ninth Life: Immersive Theatre Experience Provides Ample Reason To Visit Catford

The Viewing At Ninth Life: Immersive Theatre Experience Provides Ample Reason To Visit Catford

With drinks strong enough to entice even the shyest audience members to discover their theatrical side. | By Alice Grahame ★★★★☆
Beatnik Love Affair: Sweet Charity At Donmar Warehouse

Beatnik Love Affair: Sweet Charity At Donmar Warehouse

Josie Rourke’s swansong makes for an unconventional production. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
King's Speech: Genius 2.0 At Soho Theatre

King's Speech: Genius 2.0 At Soho Theatre

Subjunctives and everything. Masterly. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: Three Sisters At Almeida Theatre

Theatre Review: Three Sisters At Almeida Theatre

Anton Chekhov’s classic tragicomedy is given a fresh approach | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: Sitting Misses The Mark (Or More Precisely, The Chair)

Theatre Review: Sitting Misses The Mark (Or More Precisely, The Chair)

Three interwoven monologues. | By Hannah Foulds ★★★☆☆
Collisions And Rooms: Barbican Focuses On Immersive Experiences In Its Spring Programme

Collisions And Rooms: Barbican Focuses On Immersive Experiences In Its Spring Programme

Including a very human VR experience. | By Tiffany Pritchard ★★★★☆
Hot For Schrott: Faust Returns To Royal Opera House

Hot For Schrott: Faust Returns To Royal Opera House

Well worth signing up for a dance with this devil | By Holli-Mae Johnson ★★★★☆
Full Of Beans: Nigel Slater's Toast At The Other Palace

Full Of Beans: Nigel Slater's Toast At The Other Palace

Like toast itself, it’s comfort eating but not quite sustenance enough for an entire evening. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Dark Forces Circulate Around A Compelling Crucible At The Yard Theatre

Dark Forces Circulate Around A Compelling Crucible At The Yard Theatre

Intense, haunting and haunted. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
Tony's Last Tape: A Touching Look At The Personal Life Of Politician Tony Benn

Tony's Last Tape: A Touching Look At The Personal Life Of Politician Tony Benn

Tony Benn's diaries translated into a one-act monologue. | By Alice Grahame ★★★★☆
She Persisted: Females In Focus In English National Ballet Triple Bill

She Persisted: Females In Focus In English National Ballet Triple Bill

Gender imbalance is addressed in this follow-up to 2016's She Said. | By Tiffany Pritchard ★★★★☆
Beasts Of London: Enchanting Talking Animals Re-Enact The Capital's History

Beasts Of London: Enchanting Talking Animals Re-Enact The Capital's History

Brian Blessed booms as he voices a bacterium. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: Little Miss Sunshine Can't Live Up To The Cult Classic Film

Theatre Review: Little Miss Sunshine Can't Live Up To The Cult Classic Film

As sunny as it gets. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: An Exuberant Fiddler On The Roof At The Playhouse

Theatre Review: An Exuberant Fiddler On The Roof At The Playhouse

TRADITION. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Cillian Murphy Summons Demons In Grief Is The Thing With Feathers

Cillian Murphy Summons Demons In Grief Is The Thing With Feathers

Max Porter's powerful book has been adapted for the stage. | By Will Tizard ★★★★☆
Intricate But Powerful: Handel's Berenice Is Skilfully Revived At Royal Opera House

Intricate But Powerful: Handel's Berenice Is Skilfully Revived At Royal Opera House

Often overlooked for the composer's more popular works. | By Will Tizard ★★★★★
Shakespeare...Without Words: Romeo And Juliet At Royal Opera House

Shakespeare...Without Words: Romeo And Juliet At Royal Opera House

Dream-like, but lacking the anger and passion of Shakespeare's play. | By Hannah Foulds ★★★★☆
One Little Prick Can't Hurt, Can It?: The Phlebotomist At Hampstead Theatre

One Little Prick Can't Hurt, Can It?: The Phlebotomist At Hampstead Theatre

It most certainly can. | By Mike C ★★★☆☆
Ballet And History Collide In Northern Ballet's Victoria At Sadler's Wells

Ballet And History Collide In Northern Ballet's Victoria At Sadler's Wells

An artistic feat and a lesson in history. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
The Bay At Nice Paints A Picture Of Disappointed Hopes

The Bay At Nice Paints A Picture Of Disappointed Hopes

Dame Penelope Wilton is the star of the show. | By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
The Life I Lead: A Charming Look At David Tomlinson's Career

The Life I Lead: A Charming Look At David Tomlinson's Career

A gentle, charming one-man play. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Vocal Allure And Car Crash Couture: La Forza Del Destino At Royal Opera House

Vocal Allure And Car Crash Couture: La Forza Del Destino At Royal Opera House

Superb vocal quality, but the staging and styling is bizarre and confused. | By Holli-Mae Johnson ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: The Rubenstein Kiss At Southwark Playhouse

Theatre Review: The Rubenstein Kiss At Southwark Playhouse

An intimate, claustrophobic look at a couple executed for espionage. | By Alice Grahame ★★★☆☆