WHAT'S ON

Into the Night, three works by Nacera Belaza, part of the Shubbak festival. Photo: Antonin Pons Braley

Like whirling dervishes slowed down to a quarter speed, two women rotate and spin around a pool of light. As the light expands and...
Oddsocks' touring production of Much Ado About Nothing features some entertaining ad-libbing

This is Oddsocks’ 26th year as an independent, self-funding theatre company, and it’s a testament to their enduring popularity that the audience in the...
Eliza Jade and Aaron Charles in Chapterhouse's touring Jane Eyre

This year the irrepressible outdoor theatre company Chapterhouse are touring nationally some six productions including Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,...
Belinda Wollaston plays Percy Talbott, a woman newly released from prison in The Spitfire Grill

Here's exactly what a theatre like the Union and the fringe are for: the opportunity to see a musical that's never been produced professionally...
Beverley Knight, Claire Machin and Matt Cardle in Memphis. Photo: Johan Persson

The West End is starting to look not so much like the X Factor as the ex-Factor: a place where former stars of the...
Cynthia Erivo in Songs for a New World at St James Theatre, London. Photo: Darren Bell

Songs for a New World is the gorgeously melodic and poignantly told 1995 Off-Broadway song cycle revue that first introduced Jason Robert Brown, then...
Barrie Kosky's production of Handel's Saul at Glyndebourne Opera House. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Handel introduced the form of the oratorio to Britain, and produced many examples based on Biblical narratives – Israel in Egypt, Samson, Solomon, and...
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Photo: Helen Maybanks

Based on the 1954 MGM film and set 100 years before that, here's a musical that could be seen to either be offering a...
Natalya Romaniw as Fiora and Simon Thorpe as Manfredo. Photo: Robert Workman

Holland Park continues to make a feature of the works of Puccini’s contemporaries – often referred to as the ‘verismo’ or realist school of...
The opening number of the Cromer Pier Show

There’s no stopping the success of Cromer. Billed as the only end-of-the-pier show in Europe, it has gained both the 2015 National Pier of...
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, London Coliseum. Photo: Tristram Kenton

OMG! The hats! The costumes! The colours! I doubt if the London Coliseum has seen anything like it since the last visit by the...
Charles Edwards and David Sturzaker in Richard II at Shakespeare's Globe. Photo: Johan Persson

Simon Godwin’s production begins with a sort of prologue. We see the boy king anointed and it sets the tone for what’s to come....