The Winter’s Tale A Cheek and Jowl Production Photo Johan Persson
3.0★ ★ ★

The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s latest and strangest plays. It’s a mish-mash of genres, with passages of verse that showcase Shakespeare at his most experimental, together with plot intervention...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★


Natives is a new play by the former editor of i-D magazine, Glenn Waldron, about three fourteen year-old kids growing up in different nonedescript twenty-first century cities: one in the Middle East, one somewh...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Le Gateau Chocolat: Black

Black is an autobiographical account of the life of the legendary drag performer and opera singer Le Gateau Chocolat. It’s presented in cabaret form: lip syncing sequences, mimes, and a collection of short...
The Kid Stays in the Picture Royal Court Theatre 2017 (Johan Persson)
3.0★ ★ ★

The Kid Stays in the Picture

The Kid Stays in the Picture is a biographical play about the life of Robert Evans, a studio executive at Paramount who helped to bring to life such landmark films as Rosemary’s Baby, The Godfather and Chinat...
WISH LIST by Katherine Soper Photo Jonathan Keenan
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Wish List

Tamsin works in an Amazon "fulfilment centre". It's precarious: contracted on a zero-hour basis, she lives her life in permanent fear that there will be no work for her the following day. Not that she finds any...
This House, Garrick Theatre
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

This House

After a much acclaimed run at Chichester and at the National, James Graham's 2012 play This House transfers to the West End. Evocative of House of Cards and The Alan Clark Diaries Graham's play offers an u...
MERRYVILLE by HighRise Theatre at Camden People's Theatre
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★


HighRise Theatre are a company whose work is all about reaching out to Britain's forgotten communities. Their latest show, Merryville, is a grime concept concert, and is the recipient of the Camden People Theat...

Sleepwalk Collective’s Domestica

After this year's Edinburgh Fringe, the Guardian's Lyn Gardner was prompted to write a piece about the peculiar 'lack of ambition' among theatre companies today. Theatre makers, she suggested, increasing...
Collectif and then…, The Machine
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Machine

Collective and then... are a contemporary circus company who create multidisciplinary performance pieces drawing on dance, sculpture and physical theatre. They are this year's winners of the Oxford Samuel Becke...
Torn Royal at Court Theatre
4.0★ ★ ★ ★


Torn tells the story of Angel: a young woman from south London who was abused as a child by her stepfather. It takes the form of an intervention, as Angel confronts her family years later - asking why none of t...