On Stage

James McAvoy Plays Cyrano de Bergerac With Hard-Nosed Panache At Playhouse Theatre

James McAvoy Plays Cyrano de Bergerac With Hard-Nosed Panache At Playhouse Theatre

Protagonists duel with words rather than weapons in this radical reinterpretation. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Hilariously Surreal: Spencer Jones At Soho Theatre

Hilariously Surreal: Spencer Jones At Soho Theatre

Everyone is laughing yet no one really knows what’s happening. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆
Immerse Yourself In A Christmas Carol At This Ghostly Dinner Party

Immerse Yourself In A Christmas Carol At This Ghostly Dinner Party

A decidedly strange brew. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
New Version Of A Christmas Carol Asks - What If Scrooge Was A Woman?

New Version Of A Christmas Carol Asks - What If Scrooge Was A Woman?

Ebenezer's sister picks up the story. | By Alice Grahame ★★★★☆
Frosty But Not Frozen: The Snow Queen At Park Theatre

Frosty But Not Frozen: The Snow Queen At Park Theatre

A lively retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's tale. | By Lise Smith ★★★★☆
Oi Frog And Friends Brings A Modern Children's Classic To Life At Lyric Theatre

Oi Frog And Friends Brings A Modern Children's Classic To Life At Lyric Theatre

Frogs sit on resting logs. | By Lise Smith ★★★★☆
Pulitzer Prize Winning Play Fairview Challenges The Audience's Preconceptions

Pulitzer Prize Winning Play Fairview Challenges The Audience's Preconceptions

Things are about to get meta. | By Neil Dowden ★★☆☆☆
Mince Pies Come Included At The Old Vic's A Christmas Carol

Mince Pies Come Included At The Old Vic's A Christmas Carol

Worth it for the adorable Tiny Tim alone. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Dick Whittington And His Cat Become Part Of The Windrush Generation At Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington And His Cat Become Part Of The Windrush Generation At Hackney Empire

Dick is now a 1940s Jamaican immigrant. | By Alice Grahame ★★★★☆
Cinderella Goes Woke At Lyric Hammersmith

Cinderella Goes Woke At Lyric Hammersmith

A lack of ball control. | By Sophia Shluger ★★★☆☆
Can Amélie The Musical Live Up To The Hype Of The Film?

Can Amélie The Musical Live Up To The Hype Of The Film?

The Other Palace has a hit on its hands. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Coppélia Is Brilliant Christmas Fare For Those Who've Seen The Nutcracker One Too Many Times

Coppélia Is Brilliant Christmas Fare For Those Who've Seen The Nutcracker One Too Many Times

Who hasn't fallen in love with a mechanical doll? | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Just How Good Is The Greatest Play In The History Of The World?

Just How Good Is The Greatest Play In The History Of The World?

The theatrical equivalent of a hot bath, a hearty stew and a Hobnob. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
Escape From Planet Trash: Another Christmas Cracker For Sink The Pink

Escape From Planet Trash: Another Christmas Cracker For Sink The Pink

Excellent on-stage antics at Pleasance Theatre. | By Londonist Staff ★★★★☆
 Life With The Lyons: Zoe Gets Deified In An Act Of God

Life With The Lyons: Zoe Gets Deified In An Act Of God

Pacy, punchy and packed with gags. | By Mike C ★★★☆☆
V&A's Alice In Wonderland Exhibition Will Take You Down A Rabbit Hole Into A Magical World

V&A's Alice In Wonderland Exhibition Will Take You Down A Rabbit Hole Into A Magical World

Exhibition designed by 'Tower poppies' creator. | By M@
Richard The Bird? A Female Richard III Still Ruffles Feathers

Richard The Bird? A Female Richard III Still Ruffles Feathers

Gender bending Shakespeare. | By Alannah Dorli Jones ★★★★☆
Orange Tree Theatre Squeezes An Impressive Amount of Passion From Shaw's Candida

Orange Tree Theatre Squeezes An Impressive Amount of Passion From Shaw's Candida

A sprightly production of the cerebral playwright's work. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Where To See Pantomime In London This Christmas

Where To See Pantomime In London This Christmas

Audience participation time. | By Harry Rosehill
Theatre Review: The Lady Vanishes At Fairfield Halls

Theatre Review: The Lady Vanishes At Fairfield Halls

Even a cast led by Gwen Taylor can't bring this dated show back to life. | By Mike C ★★☆☆☆
Hunger At The Arcola Theatre Nibbles At The Soul

Hunger At The Arcola Theatre Nibbles At The Soul

An uncomfortable but powerful watch. | By Alannah Dorli Jones ★★★★☆
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe Is An Utterly Magical Adventure In Narnia

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe Is An Utterly Magical Adventure In Narnia

C.S. Lewis' classic comes to the stage. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Wars of the Poseurs: Henry VI At Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Wars of the Poseurs: Henry VI At Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

You are what you wear. | By Alannah Dorli Jones ★★★☆☆
A Mirror For Our Times: Measure For Measure At Barbican Theatre

A Mirror For Our Times: Measure For Measure At Barbican Theatre

Corrupt leaders and heroes exposed in swinging Vienna. | By BelindaL ★★★☆☆