WHAT'S ON

Katie Arnstein and Tim Gutteridge in Rosie's Magic Horse at The Warren Mainstage. Photo: Pamela Raith

The low-budget design of this piece of puppet theatre for ages three to eight is very much the point. Based on Russell Hoban’s final and...
Alan Devally and Susan Stanley in Portia Coughlan. Photo: Claire Bilyard

It’s amazing sometimes how theatrical gems are buried and forgotten about after their original productions. Originally seen in London in 1996 when it transferred...
Nina Wadia and Mark Hadfield in Matchbox Theatre at Hampstead. Photo: Manuel Harlan

So, what if Michael Frayn had written The Fast Show? It’s an odd thought, but one which is realised in this strange, beguiling, hit-and-miss...
Rebecca Bell in Face to Face, Drayton Arms Theatre. Photo: Sam Mellish

A contemporary dilemma, Heather Jeffery’s new one-act play is an examination of what it means to be isolated in the midst of a busy...
Audience member experiencing the Reassembled, Slightly Askew installation

In this intricate, multidisciplinary installation, artist/writer Shannon Yee has translated a harrowing medical ordeal into a disorientating autobiographical journey into and through the unknown. Seven...
Phoebe and Jonathan Pryce in The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare's Globe. Photo: Tristram Kenton

A climate of prejudice tempers Jonathan Munby’s handsome production, which opens the Globe’s summer season. Starring opposite his real-life daughter Phoebe, here playing an excellent...
Closer to Heaven, Union Theatre. Photos: Darren Bell

The original production of Closer to Heaven closed after a brief run in the West End after tepid reviews and a rapid drop in...
showcase

This weak and disappointing showcase falls on a number of counts although it gives me no pleasure to say so. It’s a mistake to...
The Point of No Return, New Diorama. Photo: Richard Davenport

Demonstrating that they mean business from the start, the cast members surround a nearly naked man, his trousers pulled down to his ankles, as...
Way Upstream, Chichester Festival Theatre. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Alan Ayckbourn’s Way Upstream famously requires an onstage pleasure boat to float in a real river — and its original London production in 1982...
Comedy of Errors, Chickenshed. Photo: Antonia Jater

This inventive, exuberant take on Shakespeare’s farcical romp about two pairs of twins sets the action in the early 1980s, opening to the sound...
Avenue Q brings bawdy humour to the Theatre Royal, Windsor. Photo: Matt Martin

With the announcement of tours closing early, it is encouraging to see Sell a Door able to continue producing mid-scale musicals with impressive production...