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17th Oct 2015
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PANTI: HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES – Soho Theatre, London.

In the UK, drag is very much part of the comedy landscape.  Cross-dressing for the public’s entertainment has happened since the year dot and, with programmes such as RuPaul’s Drag...

14th Oct 2015
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IN THE HEIGHTS – King’s Cross Theatre, London.

With his new show Hamilton currently causing a sensation on Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda is the composer of the moment. With a unique blend of Musical Theatre and hip-hop, his style...

10th Oct 2015
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THE FIRST MAN – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

The First Man is not one of those productions that explodes into life, and at first there is a worry that too much of the engineering in this play might be too...

10th Oct 2015
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OVID’S METAMORPHOSES – Earl Haig Hall, London.

Arriving in London after a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Pants on Fire’s incredibly charming version of some of the tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses has found an ideal home at the...

09th Oct 2015
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SHE CALLED ME MOTHER – Stratford Circus, London.

Michelle Inniss, writer of She Called Me Mother, has put together an absolutely beautiful script. It’s full of imagery; it’s funny. It distils complex emotions into punchy monologues and it...

09th Oct 2015
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THE GREAT GATSBY – Greenwich Theatre, London.

The Great Gatsby is one of the most iconic novels of the 20th Century.  In a couple of hundred pages its author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, encapsulated an entire generation’s dreams,...

09th Oct 2015
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CRUSHED SHELLS AND MUD – Southwark Playhouse, London.

Writer Ben Musgrave presents us with a view of a dystopian Britain in some unspecified future that only gradually comes into focus. When Crushed Shells and Mud begins we seem to...

05th Oct 2015
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WEST END HEROES – Dominion Theatre, London.

If you’re going to do something, you may as well do it with style, and as one-night-only charity concerts go, you would be hard pressed to find one as lavish...

04th Oct 2015
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VALHALLA – Theatre503, London.

Paul Murphy’s new play Valhalla – his first – has had a rough ride to the stage. The male lead, Clint Dyer, withdrew from the production on press night. A...

03rd Oct 2015
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AMERICAN IDIOT – Arts Theatre, London.

Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award winning album American Idiot is brought to the stage with explosive panache, and is targeted squarely at fans of the band. In the uncertainty of a post-9/11...

30th Sep 2015
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PURE IMAGINATION: THE SONGS OF LESLIE BRICUSSE – St James Theatre, London.

Pure Imagination – The Songs of Leslie Bricusse oozes class. From the moment you see the elegant set, a three-dimensional backdrop of swirling sheet music, you know you are in...

28th Sep 2015
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MINIATURISTS 53 – Arcola Theatre, London.

The latest in the Arcola’s long running Sunday evening series of new short plays, Miniaturists 53 assembles five new works, all from different writers. If you come along expecting semi-staged readings, you’ll...

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