Theatre News

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The trade off between security and liberty is tested in Al Blyth's spy thriller about GCHQ intelligence officers running surveillance on an investigative journalist

Politically charged 'gig theatre' mashes up grime rap with a fable about a working class black boy who wins a private school scholarship is raw, vital, sometimes crass, but keeps you hooked

Julie Tsung's intriguing set up playing on false memory and the supernatural is undermined by poor structure, inadequate design and a deflated ending

The boys behind the 'goes wrong' hits have mostly pulled off a new trick mindmelding their slapstick with geniunely dazzling magic from Penn & Teller

More than six decades after the announcement of a new 'repertory for Hampstead' was made on the Ham&High front page, stars including Alison Steadman take part in a fundraising gala to raise money for the theatre's work with young people

As he prepares to open his latest West End show The Prince of Egypt, the Wicked and Godspell composer and lyricist appears at the Finsbury Park Venue to raise funds for a production of RAGS The Musical

Joyful anarchy, circus skills and riotous humour combine to create a glorious night of misrule at the Chalk Farm arts venue

Aerial theatre company creates an acclaimed inter-generational circus show that explores complex human relationships with performers ranging from age 13-60

Charm invention and wit abound in this clever framing of Anna Sewell's equine tale and the fate of a pantomime horse called Hamish

If Disney has taught us anything over the decades it's to dream big and be inspired - and Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! does exactly that.

Relive the magic of Frozen and timeless Disney classics this Christmas and New Year as Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! comes to the O2 London.

Hilarious, finely-tuned mayhem ensues as everything that can go wrong does go wrong when Am-drams try to stage JM Barrie's timeless classic

Mike Bartlett's Christmas play for adults is an intergenerational plea to listen to the voice of youth

The National Theatre's thrilling adaptation of Neil Gaiman's surreal fantasy is a visual and imaginative treat

More than sixty years after it was written, Shelagh Delaney's play of maternal neglect and female resilience rings true across the decades

The Doctor Foster screenwriter has taken on the "challenge" of writing a Christmas play for adults that offers hope and redemption

James McAvoy gives a performance of blazing intensity in a radical updating of the French tragi-comedy about a rapier wit with a huge nose

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Back for a third year, the Old Vic's magical joyful and socially conscious version of Dickens' indestructible morality tale is worth the candle

Familar tale of a boy hoping to make his fortune in London is given a resonant old school makeover in Windrush era postwar London - with lashings of fun

Eerie magic and slapstick fun jostle, mostly successfully, in an inventive retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's wintry fairytale

Clunky chess metaphors and antidramatic matches make this tale of the East West 70s world championships a long hard slog

Contemporary circus veterans bring their most accessible family friendly show yet to the Chalk Farm venue that is their 'spiritual home'

Warm-hearted, eco-friendly take on the classic fairytale has an inventive set and a touching note of forgiveness

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