REVIEWS

The subject of choice for grim plays about the rites of passage of the nation’s underclass youth used to be housing-estate grimness. Now it’s...

Not long after the Kinks’ first big hit, You Really Got Me, blasted into the charts during the swinging summer of 1964, Ray Davies...

Grassmarket Projects takes people’s real life stories and places them on stage. The company has been working with a group of ex-offenders, including Thomas...

Posh chappie Charlie Montague is roped into solving his first murder mystery at a glamorous 1930s hotel. Armed only with a chaise longue, smoking...

Originally commissioned by the National Theatre and developed at the NT Studio, They Drink It in the Congo is a valiant but flawed attempt...

Ruby in the Dust has form with F Scott Fitzgerald, with its musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby to receive its third London run...

For the uninitiated, Boris and Sergey are a couple of Eastern European puppets, operated loosely in the bunraku tradition. Simple, expressionless, articulated figures are...

Gig theatre is everywhere at the moment. From Lola Arias’ resplendent Minefield that mashed up the Falklands War with pub rock, through Rachael Clerke’s...

Popcorn Productions’ adaptation of Joe Dunthorne’s Submarine was well received last year. This year the young company returns with a piece of new writing...

Nick Sharratt's clever and simple keyhole books for early years have had a triumphant makeover for the stage. Sharratt's concept in Shark in the...

Mr Bumblegrum is very grumpy, in fact he’s never happy, ever. And so, to help us understand why, two cheeky toadstools bounce on to...

This early short play by the Pulitzer-winning American playwright Donald Margulies is an intriguing choice for StoneCrabs Theatre, which brings it to life with skill...
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