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Find reviews of upcoming and current theatre shows in London, from West End musicals to Shakespeare's classics. You can also book cheap tickets online below.

THEATRE: TIMON OF ATHENS (NATIONAL THEATRE)
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THEATRE: TIMON OF ATHENS (NATIONAL THEATRE)

Riots in the streets as anger grows over financial disparity in the city. The rich elite spending money like water never realising it is money they no longer have until it is too late. Sound ...
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO: THE OPERA
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A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO: THE OPERA

In the first of a new series, we’ll be going to events and places we’ve never been before and reporting back. Sometimes making a fool of ourselves so you don’t have to. This week, LDN Card ...
PIRATES & PHILHARMONICS AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
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PIRATES & PHILHARMONICS AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

We can all agree that Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most epic movies of all time. And it is safe to say that one of the most epic movies of all time would have an equally impressive ...
THEATRE: OH MY SWEET LAND (YOUNG VIC)
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THEATRE: OH MY SWEET LAND (YOUNG VIC)

Writer and director Amir Nizar Zuabi explains in his programme notes that “This piece was written after Corinne Jaber asked me to join her on a trip to the Syrian refugee camps in Jordan…it ...
THEATRE: OTHELLO (LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE)
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THEATRE: OTHELLO (LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE)

There are so many things to learn from Shakespeare. But Grassroots’ Siobhan Daly alludes to one of the most important lessons - the human soul and its fragility - in her production of ...
THEATRE: WE KILL PIMPS (BARON’S COURT THEATRE)
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THEATRE: WE KILL PIMPS (BARON’S COURT THEATRE)

It is like watching a final cut of a play where all the action and suspense is over and the only thing left is the conclusion - the deed of killing pimps. Justine, played by Beth Granville ...
PEGS OFF FOR BLACK COMEDY THEATRE
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PEGS OFF FOR BLACK COMEDY THEATRE

Pegs Off! was the latest theatrical showcase from collaborative entertainment group 'Three Pegs Productions', who focus on providing a platform for new writing. Only founded in 2013 the ...
KING CHARLES III: KEEPING THE FIRE BURNING (ALMEIDA)
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KING CHARLES III: KEEPING THE FIRE BURNING (ALMEIDA)

“Prince George is such an ugly baby”, my colleague chirped above the sea of hot desks. A furore followed, along with a slideshow of baby photos to compare and contrast. I agreed with my work ...
THEATRE: HANDBAGGED (VAUDEVILLE THEATRE)
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THEATRE: HANDBAGGED (VAUDEVILLE THEATRE)

Margaret Thatcher and the Queen have tea and scones in Tricycle's comedic production of Handbagged at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre. It is the Queen’s priority to be as politically ...
THEATRE: THREE SISTERS (SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE)
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THEATRE: THREE SISTERS (SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE)

Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters is a musing of lives segregated from the parameters of modern society - a provincial town many miles away from Moscow. Yet in Anya Reiss’ script, it is set in a ...
YELLOW FACE (NATIONAL THEATRE)
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YELLOW FACE (NATIONAL THEATRE)

Yellow Face is a 2007 production from Tony award winning East Asian-American playwright David Henry Hwang. The play returns for a second spell in London following a successful run in the ...
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE (YOUNG VIC)
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A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE (YOUNG VIC)

“Eddie Carbone had never expected to have a destiny. A man works, raises his family, goes bowling, eats, gets old, and then he dies. Now, as the weeks passed, there was a future, there was a ...
MISS SAIGON (PRINCE EDWARD THEATRE)
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MISS SAIGON (PRINCE EDWARD THEATRE)

Miss Saigon’s massive promotional hype has sky rocketed box office sales since the first day tickets were released. There are, apparently, no longer any weekend seats available to see this ...
LEAR (UNION THEATRE)
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LEAR (UNION THEATRE)

Ursula Mohan’s Lear is the King’s widow in Phil Wilmott’s new production at the Union theatre that begs the question: “what if King Lear were a woman?”. In a stuffy and smoke-lit room, the ...
1984 (PLAYHOUSE THEATRE): EXTRAORDINARY AND DISTURBING
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1984 (PLAYHOUSE THEATRE): EXTRAORDINARY AND DISTURBING

Even if you haven’t read George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, chances are you will be aware of such phrases as ‘Orwellian’ or ‘Big Brother’. The protagonist, Winston Smith (Mark Arends) ...
GAY NIGHTS IN LONDON (18TH-24TH JUNE)
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GAY NIGHTS IN LONDON (18TH-24TH JUNE)

Each week Josh Haigh takes you through the best gay nights out in London over the next 7 days. WEDNESDAY 18TH - SATURDAY 21ST JUNE - SEX WITH ANIMALS - HOPE THEATRE (ISLINGTON) For ...
OPERA: PATIENCE (KING’S HEAD THEATRE)
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OPERA: PATIENCE (KING’S HEAD THEATRE)

Taking place in one of the very first Elizabethan pub theatres, the King’s Head Theatre, is a contemporary and polished version of W.S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s Patience. Directed by ...
RICHARD III (GREENWICH THEATRE)
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RICHARD III (GREENWICH THEATRE)

This year saw the planned re-burial of the body of Richard III, which supposedly inspired Custom/Practice’s production of Rae McKen’s Richard III. Having finished a run at the Cockpit ...
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (APOLLO THEATRE)
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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (APOLLO THEATRE)

The National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Let the Right One In was presented in London at the Royal Court Theatre from November 2013. Following this, John Tiffany’s production of John ...
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (NOËL COWARD THEATRE)
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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (NOËL COWARD THEATRE)

Movie lovers that celebrated the original 1998 release of Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard’s award winning film Shakespeare in Love will be thrilled to know that they can experience it live on ...
GAY NIGHTS IN LONDON (31ST JULY – 6TH AUGUST)
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GAY NIGHTS IN LONDON (31ST JULY – 6TH AUGUST)

Each week Josh Haigh takes you through the best gay nights out in London over the next 7 days. THURSDAY 31ST JULY - PORN IDOL: WILLAM – G-A-Y (SOHO) The capital’s classiest gay night is ...
SECOND LOOK REVIEW: AVENUE Q BACK IN LONDON
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SECOND LOOK REVIEW: AVENUE Q BACK IN LONDON

With the highly acclaimed musical Avenue Q back on tour in the UK, Mary Nguyen recalls the first time she saw the outrageous production. I recall seeing Avenue Q a decade ago in the West ...
PREVIEW: THE PHILIPPINE DREAM (LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE)
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PREVIEW: THE PHILIPPINE DREAM (LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE)

Leading stars Eva Noblezada, Rachelle Ann Go and Hugh Maynard from the ‘smash-hit’ musical Miss Saigon will be joining a young and creative cast for a one-off Gala show, The Philippine ...
GAY NIGHTS IN LONDON: BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL (21ST – 27TH AUGUST)
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GAY NIGHTS IN LONDON: BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL (21ST – 27TH AUGUST)

Each week Josh Haigh takes you through the best gay nights out in London over the next 7 days. This week we have a special bumper Bank Holiday edition. THURSDAY 21ST, FRIDAY 22ND & ...
MARTIN FREEMAN’S RICHARD III TAKES LONDON BY STORM
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MARTIN FREEMAN’S RICHARD III TAKES LONDON BY STORM

There is a new sensation on the London theatre scene. Since opening on 1st July, Richard III has enjoyed sell out shows and standing ovations almost daily. Running as part of the ...
REVIEW: ROMEO & JULIET (TEMPLE CHURCH)
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REVIEW: ROMEO & JULIET (TEMPLE CHURCH)

Very few stories remain in the collective memory like Romeo and Juliet. When the play is performed in an unusual venue like Temple Church, the magical illusion of theatre can invigorate the ...
REVIEW: EPSTEIN – THE MAN WHO MADE THE BEATLES (LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE)
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REVIEW: EPSTEIN – THE MAN WHO MADE THE BEATLES (LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE)

We know much about the musical success of The Beatles and their journey to fame, yet do we know enough about the man who made them? Brian Epstein is that man: an enigma in the history of ...
REVIEW: DOGFIGHT (SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE)
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REVIEW: DOGFIGHT (SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE)

Bob Comfort wrote the screenplay for the successful Hollywood blockbuster Dogfight with River Phoenix as the lead. Peter Duchan then swooped in and made it into a musical with the songwriter ...
REVIEW: RSC LIVE – TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
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REVIEW: RSC LIVE – TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

Wednesday 3rd September was a special occasion for me. It was the first time I attended a Royal Shakespeare Company Live screening, of Shakespeare’s first written play, Two Gentlemen of ...
PREVIEW: ANNA NICOLE TICKETS FROM £1 ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
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PREVIEW: ANNA NICOLE TICKETS FROM £1 ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

Mark Anthony Turnage’s third opera, Anna Nicole is opening at the Royal Opera House tonight (Thursday 11th September) after receiving acclaim following its première in 2011. The first night ...
BRASH, BOLD & VIBRANT: ANNA NICOLE (ROYAL OPERA HOUSE)
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BRASH, BOLD & VIBRANT: ANNA NICOLE (ROYAL OPERA HOUSE)

This week saw the opening night of the second presentation at the Royal Opera House (ROH) of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s modern day opera of breast pumped TV personality, Anna Nicole Smith. With ...
OPERA: XERXES (ENO/LONDON COLISEUM)
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OPERA: XERXES (ENO/LONDON COLISEUM)

Our opening scene in Nicholas Hytner and ENO’s revival of Xerxes is a green park. No! It’s a garden - a vision of 18th century Vauxhall pleasure gardens - as opposed to Persia during Xerxes ...
REVIEW: SWEENEY TODD (TWICKENHAM THEATRE)
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REVIEW: SWEENEY TODD (TWICKENHAM THEATRE)

Sweeney Todd, the bloodthirsty and vengeful barber of Fleet Street, is back to the tread the London boards at Twickenham Theatre, presented in a terrific musical performance. The theatre ...
BRIEFS: THE SECOND COMING (LONDON WONDERGROUND)
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BRIEFS: THE SECOND COMING (LONDON WONDERGROUND)

Having recently left the Glastonbury festival tents this summer, Briefs, the naughty and crazy Aussie boys, have transported to the tents of London’s Southbank due to popular demand. Hence ...
REVIEW: GHOST FROM A PERFECT PLACE (ARCOLA THEATRE)
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REVIEW: GHOST FROM A PERFECT PLACE (ARCOLA THEATRE)

Although reminiscing can be cathartic, sometimes revisiting the past can be more detrimental than one could ever imagine. This is the harsh lesson that East End bruiser Travis Flood ...
LONG STORY SHORT (CHARING CROSS THEATRE)
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LONG STORY SHORT (CHARING CROSS THEATRE)

Squint has a reputation for serving up a more abstract form of modern theatre, one that some in the audience might at first struggle to come to grips with, but a "willing suspension of ...
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (YOUNG VIC)
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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (YOUNG VIC)

I am incredibly thankful that National Theatre Live and over 1000 cinemas throughout the UK (including the Gate Picturehouse I watched it at) gave audiences the opportunity to see screenings ...
Lazy Load
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A fusion of hip-hop, martial arts and manga, The Five & the Prophecy of Prana places ancient philosophy in a more modern day setting. It tells the story of five tearaway youths destined ...
REVIEW: NEXT FALL (SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE)
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REVIEW: NEXT FALL (SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE)

Next Fall is an a semi-autobiographical tale written by Geoffrey Nauffts, based on his own love life. It was off Broadway in 2009 and then moved to Broadway with Elton John and David Furnish ...
REVIEW: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY (VAUDEVILLE THEATRE)
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REVIEW: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY (VAUDEVILLE THEATRE)

How often do we get to see a musical that’s not so serious? That sings and dances about the major hiccups of other West End shows; their songs, their stage direction and, even, their ...
REVIEW: DUMBWISE’S FAUST (GREENWICH THEATRE)
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REVIEW: DUMBWISE’S FAUST (GREENWICH THEATRE)

DumbWise, the actor musician led theatre company, is touring the UK with its own contemporary interpretation of Goethe’s highly regarded German play Faust. Adapting an 18th century play for ...
UPCOMING: WINTER PRIDE UK AWARDS & FROST FESTIVAL AT TOBACCO DOCK
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UPCOMING: WINTER PRIDE UK AWARDS & FROST FESTIVAL AT TOBACCO DOCK

The Out on the Dock team are back this Winter and they’re bringing the Frost Festival with them. Held at Tobacco Docks on November 15th, the party promises to bring together all the best ...
REVIEW: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (DUCHESS THEATRE)
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REVIEW: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (DUCHESS THEATRE)

Go back in time and remember your first school play where something went wrong. Someone forgot their lines, an important prop had gone missing, part of the set had broken off; the list is ...
REVIEW: HENRY IV PART I (ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON)
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REVIEW: HENRY IV PART I (ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON)

With RSC productions of Henry IV Parts I & II coming to the Barbican in November (tickets on sale now), Mary Nguyen went along to the original production of Part I in ...
OPERA: GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST (ENO LONDON COLISEUM)
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OPERA: GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST (ENO LONDON COLISEUM)

It’s been an interesting year for the English National Opera (ENO). Ever since the funding cuts from the Arts Council and onslaught of mixed reviews for their recent productions of Xerxes ...
REVIEW: RUBBERBANDITS: CONTINENTAL FISTFIGHT (SOHO THEATRE)
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REVIEW: RUBBERBANDITS: CONTINENTAL FISTFIGHT (SOHO THEATRE)

If two ‘lads’ developed an expression that merged pop culture, surrealism and social satire you would probably point in a few directions (Flight of the Concords to name one) and say that ...
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REVIEW: THE CURING ROOM (PLEASANCE ISLINGTON)

Seven Russian soldiers abandoned naked in a underground hole during World War II. They have no food, no water, no clothes. Day by day, worn out after long days of starvation and weakness, ...
REVIEW: MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL (SHAFTESBURY THEATRE)
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REVIEW: MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL (SHAFTESBURY THEATRE)

Memphis, a small town in Tennessee, not too far from Mississippi, conjures a romanticised image of the 1950s rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues era and its founding musicians such as Aretha ...
OPERA: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (ENO LONDON COLISEUM)
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OPERA: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (ENO LONDON COLISEUM)

The Marriage of Figaro is a comic opera renowned as one of Mozart’s most wondrous masterpieces: its overture is recognisable even to non-opera fans. Yet the challenge opera directors face is ...
REVIEW: MADE IN DAGENHAM (ADELPHI THEATRE)
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REVIEW: MADE IN DAGENHAM (ADELPHI THEATRE)

Made in Dagenham, the 2010 film, takes to the West End stage of the Adelphi theatre as a brand-spanking new big-budget musical directed by Rupert Goold. Our proto-feminist heroine Rita ...
REVIEW: SWEENEY TODD AT HARRINGTON’S PIE & MASH (TOOTING ARTS CLUB)
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REVIEW: SWEENEY TODD AT HARRINGTON’S PIE & MASH (TOOTING ARTS CLUB)

There seems to be a surging demand for Sweeney Todd in London’s theatre world. First, came the announcement that the English National Opera was going to produce their own musical with Emma ...
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REVIEW: UNIDENTIFIED ITEM IN THE BAGGING AREA (OLD RED LION THEATRE)

The task of accurately portraying the perils of a 21st century, post-menopausal woman can be a tricky mission. In Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area, writer Sarah Simmonds does a superb ...
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REVIEW: STREAMING (PLEASANCE ISLINGTON)

It’s London, it’s raining and I’m battling with a decision between my onesie and comfort food, or a new experience with the potential to liberate me from the frustration of the rat race. I ...
REVIEW: ’TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE (SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE)
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REVIEW: ’TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE (SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE)

John Ford’s 17th century incestuous and blood splattered drama has made its way onto the stage at the brand new, elegant candlelit jewel box of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Its title, ’Tis ...
REVIEW: THE SHAPE OF THE TABLE (THE COCKPIT THEATRE)
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REVIEW: THE SHAPE OF THE TABLE (THE COCKPIT THEATRE)

First staged at the National Theatre on the 8 November 1990 - one year after the fall of the Berlin Wall - The Iron Curtain Trilogy returns for the 25th anniversary of this pivotal moment. ...
MIMETIC FESTIVAL: WHAT NOT CABARET (THE VAULTS)
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MIMETIC FESTIVAL: WHAT NOT CABARET (THE VAULTS)

I wouldn't normally find myself venturing deep below Waterloo station on a Wednesday night, but that's exactly what I'm doing tonight. No, I haven't taken up a seedy new hobby - I'm at ...
MIMETIC FESTIVAL: NOTHING TO SEE HERE (THE VAULTS, WATERLOO)
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MIMETIC FESTIVAL: NOTHING TO SEE HERE (THE VAULTS, WATERLOO)

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Finger in the Pie’s Mimetic Festival and to be honest, a quick peruse of their website also had me none the wiser. The fortnight long festival aims to ...
MIMETIC FESTIVAL: HOW A MAN CRUMBLED (THE VAULTS, WATERLOO)
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MIMETIC FESTIVAL: HOW A MAN CRUMBLED (THE VAULTS, WATERLOO)

Hidden just behind Waterloo station and a treasure trove of the meanest graffiti art (that I never knew existed) is The Vaults. In the space of two weeks, 50 theatre companies will be ...
MIMETIC FESTIVAL: THE GREATEST LIAR IN ALL THE WORLD (THE VAULTS)
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MIMETIC FESTIVAL: THE GREATEST LIAR IN ALL THE WORLD (THE VAULTS)

Think you know the story of Pinocchio? Think again. In Familia de la Noche’s The Greatest Liar in all the World the audience is treated to a brilliantly bizarre version of the humble ...
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MIMETIC FESTIVAL: MARION DEPREZ IS GORGEOUS

After a sell-out run at Brighton’s Marlborough Theatre, Marion Deprez is Gorgeous is performing at this year’s Mimetic Festival located in the hidden gem behind Waterloo station - The ...
MIMETIC FESTIVAL: THE BOY WHO KICKED PIGS
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MIMETIC FESTIVAL: THE BOY WHO KICKED PIGS

I think the best way to explain The Boy Who Kicked Pigs is to start at the ending, which is as gruesome, unexpected, bizarre and wonderful as anything I’ve seen on stage in a long time. The ...
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MIMETIC FESTIVAL: CRAZY GLUE (THE VAULTS)

Crazy Glue reminds us that in the midst of relationship problems, there are some things that even a strong adhesive can’t fix. Inspired by Etgar Keret’s short story of the same name, ...
REVIEW: ACCOLADE (ST. JAMES THEATRE)
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REVIEW: ACCOLADE (ST. JAMES THEATRE)

Consider some of today’s media scandals: Jimmy Savile, the Leveson Inquiry and the phone hacking scandal. Now compare them to the media heyday of the 1950s when under-age sex parties and ...
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REVIEW: FEAR IN A HANDFUL OF DUST (COG ARTSPACE)

No one requests to experience the trenches, yet some may be curious. Vertical Line’s Fear in a Handful of Dust is one solution that you don’t need to fly abroad to experience. Tense sound ...
REVIEW: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (PLEASANCE ISLINGTON)
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REVIEW: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (PLEASANCE ISLINGTON)

Is there anything more Christmassy than Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? No matter which way you approach this classic tale, the story is so simple and well built that it keeps attracting ...
REVIEW: RSC’S HENRY IV PART II (BARBICAN)
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REVIEW: RSC’S HENRY IV PART II (BARBICAN)

Having seen the rambunctious performance of Henry IV Part I by the RSC at Shakespeare’s very own Stratford home in October, it was only natural to assume that Antony Sher’s intoxicated ...
REVIEW: THE WINTER’S TALE (THE LION AND UNION THEATRE)
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REVIEW: THE WINTER’S TALE (THE LION AND UNION THEATRE)

'The Shakespeare Sessions’ conjures images of a trendy spoken word night in East London, mashing old with new, where pained artists explore their narcissism. But I found myself in the quaint ...
CLOWNING AROUND AT SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW (ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL)
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CLOWNING AROUND AT SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW (ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL)

When the opening announcement for a theatre show begins with "No food or drink permitted due to adverse weather conditions", you know you're probably not about to see just any old, run of ...
DREAMS FROM THE DARKNESS (LOOKING GLASS COCKTAIL CLUB)
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DREAMS FROM THE DARKNESS (LOOKING GLASS COCKTAIL CLUB)

Having gotten into the festive spirit when it was thrust upon me in mid-November, I headed east to try something a little out of the ordinary for this time of year. An eccentric sounding ...
REVIEW: MADE IN BRITAIN (OLD RED LION THEATRE)
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REVIEW: MADE IN BRITAIN (OLD RED LION THEATRE)

"Wait here until the red light comes on and then go over”, said the lady at the bar. As I looked around, the tables were full of people enjoying a well-earned drink, many avoiding, many ...
SHAW’S WOMEN: VILLAGE WOOING & HOW HE LIED TO HER HUSBAND (TRISTAN BATES THEATRE)
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SHAW’S WOMEN: VILLAGE WOOING & HOW HE LIED TO HER HUSBAND (TRISTAN BATES THEATRE)

The Tristan Bates Theatre is tucked away down a backstreet of Covent Garden and the small stage is perfect for George Bernard Shaw’s less well known female characters. Robert Gillespie ...
REVIEW: TROIS RUPTURES (CHELSEA THEATRE)
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REVIEW: TROIS RUPTURES (CHELSEA THEATRE)

"It is a comedy. The subject is not funny. We shouldn’t laugh. But we do” summarised the author of Trois Ruptures (Three Splits), Rémi De Vos. His French dark comedy at the Chelsea Theatre ...
REVIEW: GRIMM TALES (BARGEHOUSE, OXO TOWER WHARF)
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REVIEW: GRIMM TALES (BARGEHOUSE, OXO TOWER WHARF)

Based on Philip Pullman’s adaptations of classic fairy tales, Grimm Tales is London’s latest immersive theatre experience. Spread over five floors of Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, the set is ...
REVIEW: BETWEEN (KINGS HEAD THEATRE)
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REVIEW: BETWEEN (KINGS HEAD THEATRE)

Between, a play about sexuality and gay male relationships, has returned to the Kings Head theatre after a short stint last year. The sold-out performances at both Edinburgh and Brighton ...
REVIEW: FAT MAN (VAULT FESTIVAL)
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REVIEW: FAT MAN (VAULT FESTIVAL)

Based on one of the most famous and powerful Greek myths, Orpheus and Eurydice, Fat Man is a monologue, written and performed by Martin Bonger. The talented and successful musician in alone ...
REVIEW: LEGEND OF THE SUN (SADLER’S WELLS THEATRE)
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REVIEW: LEGEND OF THE SUN (SADLER’S WELLS THEATRE)

If you want to get a good idea of what's going on in Legend of the Sun, read the programme. Read the programme to learn all about the pregnant woman venturing out from her village in search ...
REVIEW: HAPPY ENDING (ARCOLA THEATRE)
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REVIEW: HAPPY ENDING (ARCOLA THEATRE)

How does anyone present cancer for the musical stage? Is it even possible? After all, these are two entirely different subjects, but Happy Ending, a musical currently showing at the Arcola ...
REVIEW: MARCHING ON TOGETHER (OLD RED LION THEATRE)
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REVIEW: MARCHING ON TOGETHER (OLD RED LION THEATRE)

In the midst of mining strikes and Thatcherism, 1980s Leeds is plagued with a disillusioned generation that vent their frustrations through the violent act of football hooliganism. This ...
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE ON SCREEN: TITUS ANDRONICUS
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SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE ON SCREEN: TITUS ANDRONICUS

Remember that play at The Globe last year, which apparently caused forty people to faint from the excess blood and violence? If you didn’t get to see it then you’re in luck, as The Globe has ...
REVIEW: IDIOTS (VAULT FESTIVAL)
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REVIEW: IDIOTS (VAULT FESTIVAL)

You must have read somewhere recently that the West End is dying. Though that might be true, one hopes you did not assume that the same was true of theatre? Very much alive, just not West ...
REVIEW: HAMLET (COCKPIT THEATRE)
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REVIEW: HAMLET (COCKPIT THEATRE)

Half comedy, half tragedy. This adaption of Shakespeare’s Hamlet by the English Repertory theatre and currently on stage at The Cockpit, can easily be divided into two parts. The first ...
REVIEW: JURASSIC PARK (SUPERBOLT THEATRE AT VAULT FESTIVAL)
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REVIEW: JURASSIC PARK (SUPERBOLT THEATRE AT VAULT FESTIVAL)

Almost everyone has seen the movie, or read the books of Michael Crichton. But if the story of Jurassic Park wasn’t entirely correct? What really happened in Costa Rica, when a group of ...
BENEFIT: A FORUM FOR CHANGE (CARDBOARD CITIZENS AT PLEASANCE ISLINGTON)
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BENEFIT: A FORUM FOR CHANGE (CARDBOARD CITIZENS AT PLEASANCE ISLINGTON)

With a general election looming and a plethora of political propaganda masked as documentaries emblazoning our screens, the state of our nation is a hot topic. With the welfare state on the ...
LGBT NIGHTS IN LONDON THIS WEEK (16TH – 22ND MARCH)
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LGBT NIGHTS IN LONDON THIS WEEK (16TH – 22ND MARCH)

Each week Josh Haigh takes you through the best gay nights out in London over the next 7 days.  ALL WEEK - MY NIGHT WITH REG - APOLLO THEATRE (SHAFTESBURY AVENUE) A drama about a group of ...
REVIEW: SWAN LAKE (ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE SCREENING)
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REVIEW: SWAN LAKE (ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE SCREENING)

Last Tuesday (17th March) was the international live cinema screening of the Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake, which gained praise and applause from, both, audiences at the Royal Opera House and at ...
REVIEW: CASSON & FRIENDS (WILD CARD AT SADLER’S WELLS)
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REVIEW: CASSON & FRIENDS (WILD CARD AT SADLER’S WELLS)

In the Wild Card series, Sadler’s Wells’ is opening the floor to emerging artists to showcase their own work alongside their chosen contemporaries. I was intrigued to see what choreographer ...
REVIEW: TRAINSPOTTING (KING’S HEAD THEATRE)
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REVIEW: TRAINSPOTTING (KING’S HEAD THEATRE)

It’s been 21 years since Irvine Welsh first gave us Trainspotting, and 19 years since Danny Boyle adapted this cult generation-defining novel into a globally-successful film. Now, ...
REVIEW | KING LEAR (THE ROSE PLAYHOUSE)
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REVIEW | KING LEAR (THE ROSE PLAYHOUSE)

Having moved from the site-specific space of Peckham’s Asylum to the dark, cold and cavernous Rose Playhouse, small Shakespeare company The Malachites have proven, yet again, their skill for ...
THEATRE REVIEW | HARD GRAFT (OVALHOUSE)
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THEATRE REVIEW | HARD GRAFT (OVALHOUSE)

Solo shows are not the easiest, neither for the actor to perform or for the audience to attend. As the performer has to catch and keep the audience’s attention with his verbal and theatrical ...
THEATRE REVIEW | BRIDLINGTON (ROSEMARY BRANCH)
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THEATRE REVIEW | BRIDLINGTON (ROSEMARY BRANCH)

I don’t know whether coincidences exist or whether life’s twists and turns have a greater meaning. Obsessed with a critically acclaimed book about psychopaths for the past three days, ...
THEATRE REVIEW | ROALD DAHL’S THE TWITS (THE ROYAL COURT THEATRE)
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THEATRE REVIEW | ROALD DAHL’S THE TWITS (THE ROYAL COURT THEATRE)

The Twits provides a welcome addition to the Roald Dahl legacy with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory & Matilda already in full swing. Sadly, unlike the two aforementioned books, and now ...
THEATRE REVIEW | DEATH OF A COMEDIAN (SOHO THEATRE)
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THEATRE REVIEW | DEATH OF A COMEDIAN (SOHO THEATRE)

Exploring the highs and lows of the comedy world, Death of a Comedian is a timely new play which asks the question: How far would you go to get what you want? Written by Owen McCafferty ...
THEATRE REVIEW | ALICE’S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND (THE VAULTS)
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THEATRE REVIEW | ALICE’S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND (THE VAULTS)

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's classic tale Alice in Wonderland and to celebrate, productions are being seen across the globe. Theatre group Les Infants Terribles ...
THEATRE REVIEW | SHOCK TREATMENT (KING’S HEAD THEATRE)
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THEATRE REVIEW | SHOCK TREATMENT (KING’S HEAD THEATRE)

If you are a fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show you might have found yourself wondering what the hell happened to Brad and Janet Majors after that crazy night at the castle. Yes, you may ...
DANCE REVIEW | KATYE COE: PREPARATION (SADLER’S WELLS)
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DANCE REVIEW | KATYE COE: PREPARATION (SADLER’S WELLS)

Performance art, what is it? It’s one of those obscure creative genres that requires an audience to work, but not just any audience - an audience with an open mind. They play an integral ...
THEATRE REVIEW | THE HEART OF ADRIAN LOVETT (THEATRE DELICATESSEN)
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THEATRE REVIEW | THE HEART OF ADRIAN LOVETT (THEATRE DELICATESSEN)

With a general election looming the fringe theatre stage has seen a rise in politically motivated plays that evaluate significant policies and areas that will influence Britain’s vote. Brave ...
THEATRE REVIEW | THE CANDIDATE (THEATRE DELICATESSEN)
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THEATRE REVIEW | THE CANDIDATE (THEATRE DELICATESSEN)

This week the UK is gripped by politics and the most exciting general election for decades. What better way to spend an evening then, than with a theatre show designed to shine a light on ...
THEATRE REVIEW | SKIN IN FLAMES (PARK THEATRE)
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THEATRE REVIEW | SKIN IN FLAMES (PARK THEATRE)

The stage is a used hotel room. The bed hasn’t been made and a bathroom robe lies on the floor by an open window. Frederick Salomon, a world-renowned photographer who captured a historical ...
THEATRE REVIEW | NINAGAWA COMPANY’S HAMLET (BARBICAN)
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THEATRE REVIEW | NINAGAWA COMPANY’S HAMLET (BARBICAN)

The prodigious theatre director Yukio Ninagawa, who is 80-years-old this year, has brought an exacting production of Hamlet home to the London stage. Set in a humble Japanese village in the ...
THEATRE REVIEW | THE HARVEST (SOHO THEATRE)
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THEATRE REVIEW | THE HARVEST (SOHO THEATRE)

Pavel Pryazhko is being talked about in hushed tones in literary circles as the new voice emerging from and beyond the Eastern ends of Europe. He uses subtlety to achieve an effect similar ...