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REVIEWS

Of all the many versions of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas fable being staged this winter, this is one of the most inventive. In Piers Torday’s...

What has turned Ebenezer Scrooge into a curmudgeonly miser with his deep-seated aversion to Christmas? This is the ingenious debate conducted by playwright Alan...

Northern Stage's new adaptation of the classic tale The Snow Queen is performed with charm, wittily scripted and beautifully designed – but falls short...

The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse at the Unicorn is based on Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s gently subversive book of the same...

John Binnie adds a circus theme to Cinderella for his second year directing and writing the Brunton panto, allowing him to bulk up both...

Originally produced at Theatre Royal Stratford East in 2012, with a book by Paul Sirett and songs by Wayne Nunes and Perry Melius, this...

Shit-Faced Shakespeare has been a fringe staple for nearly a decade. The company has expanded its repertoire to include Shit-Faced Showtime and now it...

Written and directed by Peter Rowe, New Wolsey Theatre’s “rockin’ panto” Cinderella lands in North Finchley with a glittery, flaming bouquet of musical acts...

This new show by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin (daughter of Charlie, granddaughter of Eugene O’Neill), weaves a peculiar but slightly frustrating theatrical magical. Thierrée Chaplin’s daughter...

In 1972, the world chess championship became a proxy battlefront in the rumbling belligerence of the cold war. Recounting the gruelling, 21-game clash, Ravens:...

Inspired by Alanis Morissette's iconic debut album, this new musical uses her music to explore serious subjects – rape, addiction, transracial adoption and sexual...

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer-winning play is simultaneously a microcosmic, tightly controlled look at a family through the prism of a middle-class sitcom, and a...
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