REVIEWS

‪In this age of jukebox musicals it is surprising that The Blues Brothers has never been adapted more for the stage in a more...

Deborah Bruce’s The House They Grew Up In is a subtle and surprising play that turns from the bleakest of comedies into a tender...

While Josette Bushell-Mingo’s one woman show about Nina Simone may invite comparisons with Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, currently at Wyndham’s Theatre,...

The Briefs Factory, an all-male burlesque troupe, stormed into London from Australia in 2013 with a fusion of circus and avant-garde burlesque. This new...

Concluding the Guildford Shakespeare Company’s 12th summer season of outdoor performances, The Two Gentlemen of Verona is an unfussy, unpretentious crowd pleaser. Director Charlotte Conquest...

It’s been 15 years since Tanguera – the world’s first ‘tango musical’ – strutted its way onto the Buenos Aires stage, bound for international...

The summer collaboration with Sheffield Peoples Theatre has become almost as much a staple of the Crucible Theatre’s year as its big Christmas musical....

When not dicking around with Dickens at the Open Air Theatre, Matthew Dunster has repeatedly demonstrated that he is a director who understands the potential...

How complicit are we all when it comes to capitalism, war, and violence in society? Very, is the answer in Kieran Hurley’s new play,...

There’s nothing really prurient about Prurience. Christopher Green’s show is a clever and discomforting exploration of consumption – compulsive and conscious – in late...

Exactly why composer Andre Tchaikowsky – gay, Jewish and depressive – chose The Merchant of Venice, with its heavy-handed anti-Semitism, as the basis of...

Writer and director Rikki Beadle-Blair has put sexuality, gender and diversity at the heart of his work from early in his career. Now, he’s...
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