If Kathy Burke’s production for the Vaudeville’s Oscar Wilde Season errs a little on the comic side, it does not entirely neglect the serious import simmering below the surface. But the casting of Jennifer Saunders guarantees that there will be more laughs than usual.…Read more
It is hard to believe that ‘Heartbreak House’ was written almost a century ago. First performed in 1920 on the English stage, George Bernard Shaw’s text is permanently relevant, which is what makes it a ‘classic’.…Read more
Andrea Dunbar’s play, described when it first appeared in1982 as “hilariously raunchy”, now strikes me as a bleak and brilliant testament to a life of fleeting pleasure and diminished expectations. Time has a strange effect on plays.…Read more
Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch star the first UK revival of John Logan’s Red since Michael Grandage directed the play at the Donmar Warehouse. The production first opened in 2009 and went on to win six Tony Awards following a Broadway transfer, including one for Best Play. …Read more
Stephen Sondheim’s Follies has returned to London after 30 years for a breathtaking revival at the National Theatre. Directed by Dominic Cooke, Imelda Staunton joins a cast of 37 in the role of Sally and further confirms her legendary status in London’s musical theatre scene.…Read more
Written by Mel Brooks himself and directed by Susan Stroman, this is a fantastic musical comedy telling the story of Frederick Frankenstein and his travels to Transylvania where he re-creates his infamous Grandfather’s project – Frankenstein’s Monster.…Read more
This new play by James Graham (of This House fame) focuses on key points during a Nottinghamshire Labour MP’s 27-year tenure, based solely at his shabby constituency office.
Starting off in June 2017, when Labour is making inroads at Theresa May’s snap election – but David Lyons (Martin Freeman) is in real danger of losing his seat – the first half works back throughout the decades as the leader’s picture on the constituency office wall changes from Jeremy Corbyn to Ed Miliband to Tony Blair to Neil Kinnock.…