3.0★ ★ ★

The Wars of the Roses

The War of the Roses trilogy, a reboot of the highly acclaimed 1963 RSC adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry VI parts 1-3 and Richard III by John Barton and Peter Hall, now is directed by Trevor Nunn for...
The Winter’s Tale
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale adapted and directed by Ross McGregor at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre as part of their Shakespeare Sessions is an accomplished and imaginative production that should be applauded not only f...
Golem
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Golem

1927’s Golem may be one of the most brilliant theatre productions of this century. It is an accomplishment of epic proportions as they effortlessly mix arts, genres and media arriving at a thoroughly coherent...
3.0★ ★ ★

Grimm Tales

The stage adaptation of Philip Pullman’s version of the famousGrimm Tales has been invented as a lovely family entertainment perfect for Christmas and can undoubtedly rival any traditional panto you might wan...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Jonah and Otto

Affectionate, deliberate and stripped-back: all three words apply to the adaptation of Robert Holman’s play Jonah and Otto directed by Tim Stark and designed by Simon Bejer. This original drama first publishe...
The Comedy of Errors
3.0★ ★ ★

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare’s early literary effort which paints with broad brush strokes the life of Renaissance society. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from the play The Menaechmi, written by the an...
The Importance of Being Earnest
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Importance of Being Earnest

The framing device for the new adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest at Harold Pinter Theatre is so subtle that it managed to fool most of the critics into believing it offers a simple ‘theatre within...
Ubu Roi
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Ubu Roi

Although Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi is a 19th century play it resonates as strongly with our present day as it did during its author’s lifetime. A story about the usurper with a child’s mind who is only co...
The 21st Century Merchant of Venice
1.5★ (★)

The 21st Century Merchant of Venice

It is increasingly difficult to review London fringe shows and indeed it is not fortunate for The 21st Century Merchant of Venicedirected by Carol Allen that many independent low-budget productions on the Lond...