On Stage

Cirque du Soleil’s Totem Is Back, And It's Looking Rather Dated

Cirque du Soleil’s Totem Is Back, And It's Looking Rather Dated

Basic clowning and outdated LEDs in a show that's barely changed since 2010. | By Franco Milazzo
Theatre Review: The Unreturning At Theatre Royal Stratford East

Theatre Review: The Unreturning At Theatre Royal Stratford East

An energetic cast turns up the macho charm. | By Mike Clarke ★★★☆☆
Original Death Rabbit: Skilful Monologue Highlights The Pitfalls Of The Internet

Original Death Rabbit: Skilful Monologue Highlights The Pitfalls Of The Internet

One woman's story of gatecrashing a funeral and becoming a meme. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
Songs For Nobodies: Breathtaking Singing Showcases A Wise And Warm Script

Songs For Nobodies: Breathtaking Singing Showcases A Wise And Warm Script

Bernadette Robinson is an extraordinary chanteuse. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: Paradise Tackles The Difficulties Of Growing Old Gracefully

Theatre Review: Paradise Tackles The Difficulties Of Growing Old Gracefully

Trouble in paradise. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
Pinter Six: Pinter's Witty And Observant Writing At Its Finest

Pinter Six: Pinter's Witty And Observant Writing At Its Finest

Celia Imrie, Gary Kemp and Tracy-Ann Oberman all star. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Pinter Five: Classic Pinter Territory, Aimed At Those Who Love His Work

Pinter Five: Classic Pinter Territory, Aimed At Those Who Love His Work

Those new to Pinter may end up bewildered and dissatisfied. | By Chris Bridges ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: Time Is Love Delves Into Murky Los Angeles

Theatre Review: Time Is Love Delves Into Murky Los Angeles

City of angels and demons. | By Paul Ewing ★★★☆☆
Religion Seeps Into Every Part Of Life In One Jewish Boy

Religion Seeps Into Every Part Of Life In One Jewish Boy

A topical and gripping drama. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆
The Cane: A Bleak Reminder Of The Past At Royal Court Theatre

The Cane: A Bleak Reminder Of The Past At Royal Court Theatre

A thought-provoking exploration into the past – and a gentle nudge to think about the future. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Review: Bottom At Soho Theatre

Review: Bottom At Soho Theatre

A quick strum on a ukulele, a bit of anxious dancing and a lot of Beyoncé talk. | By Chris Bridges ★★★☆☆
All-Singing, All-Dancing Rumpelstiltskin Rocks Southbank Centre

All-Singing, All-Dancing Rumpelstiltskin Rocks Southbank Centre

A riotous show of family fun. | By Alice Grahame ★★★★☆
London's Pub Theatres: Mapped

London's Pub Theatres: Mapped

Quality shows on the cheap. | By Harry Rosehill
The Poignant Meets The Utterly Insane In Caroline Or Change

The Poignant Meets The Utterly Insane In Caroline Or Change

A real corker of a show. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
Restoration Comedy The Double Dealer Revels In Duplicitous Love

Restoration Comedy The Double Dealer Revels In Duplicitous Love

The web of erotic overdoes the wink-wink-nudge-nudge approach. | By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Cluedo Meets The Birdcage In Murder For Two

Cluedo Meets The Birdcage In Murder For Two

‘Agatha Christie meets the Marx Brothers over a game of Cluedo’. | By Hannah Foulds ★★★☆☆
Royal Ballet's Nutcracker Is Simply Stunning

Royal Ballet's Nutcracker Is Simply Stunning

Enough Christmas spirit to power a sleigh. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★★
Carmen Gets The Strictly Treatment At Royal Opera House

Carmen Gets The Strictly Treatment At Royal Opera House

Crazed and a little dangerous. | By James FitzGerald ★★★★☆
Bethlehem Meets Billericay In Alternativity At Hope Theatre

Bethlehem Meets Billericay In Alternativity At Hope Theatre

A clever twist on the traditional tale of Jesus’ birth. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Peter Pan Lives On At Park Theatre

Peter Pan Lives On At Park Theatre

J.M Barrie's classic tale - with added smartphones. | By Alice Grahame ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time At Piccadilly Theatre

Theatre Review: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time At Piccadilly Theatre

Fantastic effects give the show a stronger impact than ever. | By Will Tizard ★★★★★
Peppa Pig's Adventure: A Charming Adventure For Your Little Piggies

Peppa Pig's Adventure: A Charming Adventure For Your Little Piggies

Full of noise and energy, but not entirely coherent. | By Lise Smith ★★★★☆
Not Your Normal Funeral: Nine Night At Trafalgar Studios

Not Your Normal Funeral: Nine Night At Trafalgar Studios

A traditional Jamaican wake with original drama. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
Dead Funny: Burke And Hare At Jermyn Street Theatre

Dead Funny: Burke And Hare At Jermyn Street Theatre

A black comedy set on the mist-shrouded streets of Edinburgh. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆