Articles by Johnny Fox

The Tin Drum Is Banging At Shoreditch Town Hall

The Tin Drum Is Banging At Shoreditch Town Hall

Stomping choreography, dramatic events, window-shattering singing. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
The Woman In White Feels Old Before Its Time

The Woman In White Feels Old Before Its Time

Not a Lloyd Webber classic. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
A New Twist On A Christmas Carol

A New Twist On A Christmas Carol

Think twice about a story you thought you knew. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Everybody's Talking About Jamie At Apollo Theatre

Everybody's Talking About Jamie At Apollo Theatre

A feelgood show to charm and delight. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
If Jacob Rees-Mogg Did Panto, This Would Be It

If Jacob Rees-Mogg Did Panto, This Would Be It

Boy scout seriousness, classical references and painful puns. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Eleven Years On, Is Wicked Still As Wicked?

Eleven Years On, Is Wicked Still As Wicked?

Has it still got the same magic? | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Glengarry Glen Ross: A First Rate Play About Second Rate Men

Glengarry Glen Ross: A First Rate Play About Second Rate Men

Not a tartan bonnet in sight. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
This Rematch Of The Red Lion Improves On Earlier Productions

This Rematch Of The Red Lion Improves On Earlier Productions

A tighter script makes for a convincing show. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
The Initial Charm Of The Diary Of A Nobody Wears Off Too Quickly

The Initial Charm Of The Diary Of A Nobody Wears Off Too Quickly

This Pooter needs a reboot. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Young Marx Is A Disappointing Start For London's Newest Theatre

Young Marx Is A Disappointing Start For London's Newest Theatre

Richard Bean's work isn't quite an equal for the impressive venue. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Young Frankenstein Is A Treat For All The Family

Young Frankenstein Is A Treat For All The Family

The best panto you’ll see before Christmas. Or next Christmas. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Daddy Issues: Of Kith And Kin

Daddy Issues: Of Kith And Kin

For fans of dark comedy. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
A Woman Of No Importance Offers A Weak Start To A Wilde Ride

A Woman Of No Importance Offers A Weak Start To A Wilde Ride

Four acts of pontification and laboured aphorisms. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Review: The Addams Family Musical Is Dead Funny

Review: The Addams Family Musical Is Dead Funny

This'll tickle your funny bone. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Review: An American In Paris

Review: An American In Paris

Who could ask for anything more? | By Johnny Fox
Review: Andrew Scott Is Vulnerable And Charming Hamlet

Review: Andrew Scott Is Vulnerable And Charming Hamlet

Good luck getting a ticket. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
What Not To Miss At The 2017 Vault Festival

What Not To Miss At The 2017 Vault Festival

Bigger and better than ever. | By Johnny Fox
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, You: The Drop Off

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, You: The Drop Off

A secret spy thriller in which you are the star, and the city is your backdrop. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Cheese And Corn, But So Well Done: Half A Sixpence Reviewed

Cheese And Corn, But So Well Done: Half A Sixpence Reviewed

Glossy production and stunning central performance. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
The Glenda-Bender: Jackson Is A Magnificent King Lear

The Glenda-Bender: Jackson Is A Magnificent King Lear

Can she hack it? Yes, she can. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Bratty As A Bieber: The National Theatre's New Take On Mozart

Bratty As A Bieber: The National Theatre's New Take On Mozart

Adam Gillen makes a great karaoke Mozart. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Too Early for Panto? Oh No It Isn’t …

Too Early for Panto? Oh No It Isn’t …

Just hear that ring-ting-ting-a-ling as the cash registers rack up advance bookings. | By Johnny Fox
Chav On A Hot Tin Roof: Confessional At Southwark Playhouse

Chav On A Hot Tin Roof: Confessional At Southwark Playhouse

A Streetcar Named Southend? Tennessee Williams transposed to the Essex coast. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
This Underground Musical Is Underwhelming

This Underground Musical Is Underwhelming

Musical buffs may love it, others will feel trapped underground. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
London Drag Week Is On The Way!

London Drag Week Is On The Way!

Danny La Rue would be proud. | By Johnny Fox
5 Big Theatre Shows To Watch (Or Not) In London This September

5 Big Theatre Shows To Watch (Or Not) In London This September

From The Dresser to the undressed Naked Magicians. | By Johnny Fox
West End Season Preview: The American Invasion

West End Season Preview: The American Invasion

It's like a cultural exchange right now. | By Johnny Fox
How To Get Free Theatre Tickets If You're Under 26

How To Get Free Theatre Tickets If You're Under 26

Say thank you to Meryl Streep and others. | By Johnny Fox
Escape The Olympics With These Theatre Shows

Escape The Olympics With These Theatre Shows

Sport isn't for everyone. | By Johnny Fox
9 Shows To See At Camden Fringe 2016

9 Shows To See At Camden Fringe 2016

It's cheap, and it's definitely cheerful: Camden Fringe festival is upon us. | By Johnny Fox
15 Things We Can Share About Harry Potter

15 Things We Can Share About Harry Potter

No spoilers. | By Johnny Fox
Theatre With The Roof Off: Outdoor Shows To Watch This Summer

Theatre With The Roof Off: Outdoor Shows To Watch This Summer

Summery suggestions for encounters with the stars, under the stars. | By Johnny Fox
Spanking Show Opens Union Theatre's New Venue

Spanking Show Opens Union Theatre's New Venue

The Union Theatre in Southwark shifts across the street to a smart new space and opens with a 'West Wing' musical | By Johnny Fox
See Three Judy Garlands On Stage

See Three Judy Garlands On Stage

Judy, Judy, Judy. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Pride Special: 5 Gay Plays In London

Pride Special: 5 Gay Plays In London

For the LGBTQI community and anyone who enjoys a 'straight play'. | By Johnny Fox
5 Last Chance To See's In London Theatre

5 Last Chance To See's In London Theatre

Quick, before they're gone. | By Johnny Fox
Review: Sideways Is Palatable But Hardly A Vintage

Review: Sideways Is Palatable But Hardly A Vintage

A freshly uncorked staging of the wine buff comedy. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
5 Rules For Survival At Threepenny Opera

5 Rules For Survival At Threepenny Opera

And actively enjoying it too. | By Johnny Fox
Four Fine Plays About Mental Illness

Four Fine Plays About Mental Illness

Two suicides, two therapy sessions; exploring the edge of reason on stage. | By Johnny Fox
Countess Of Grantham And Jesse Eisenberg Among The Stars In This Week's West End

Countess Of Grantham And Jesse Eisenberg Among The Stars In This Week's West End

Geek. Greek. Theatre Week. | By Johnny Fox
Theatre Pick Of The Week: Hot, Cheap And Bloody

Theatre Pick Of The Week: Hot, Cheap And Bloody

Kit Harington, Zoe Wanamaker, Meow-Meow - all under 25 quid if you're smart. | By Johnny Fox
TV Or Theatre: Which Midsummer Night's Dream Will Be Best?

TV Or Theatre: Which Midsummer Night's Dream Will Be Best?

Dr Who reviver vs the National. | By Johnny Fox
Do Audiences Have A Right To See Sheridan Smith? The Great Understudy Question
Opinion

Do Audiences Have A Right To See Sheridan Smith? The Great Understudy Question

West End cancelling conundrum. | By Johnny Fox
Review: Show Boat Sails Into London, Packed With Polish And Pizzazz

Review: Show Boat Sails Into London, Packed With Polish And Pizzazz

Old Man River like you've never heard it before. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Review: The Future Of Sex Brings Your First Student Disco Horrifically Back To Life

Review: The Future Of Sex Brings Your First Student Disco Horrifically Back To Life

Fresh Meat meets the 70s. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Review: Maureen Lipman Is Grand In Surreal Version Of EastEnders

Review: Maureen Lipman Is Grand In Surreal Version Of EastEnders

Four-woman four-generation domestic drama get London revival. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Review: Glenn Close Is Blinding In Sunset Boulevard

Review: Glenn Close Is Blinding In Sunset Boulevard

While stripped back staging brings you closer to the words. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Sandbagged By The Critics: Miss Atomic Bomb Review

Sandbagged By The Critics: Miss Atomic Bomb Review

Get the thesaurus to find synonyms for 'bombed' 'tanked' and 'failed to ignite'... | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆