Henry IV Parts I & II
3.0★ ★ ★

Henry IV Parts I & II

After the wonderful, rich production and interpretation of Richard II by the Royal Shakespeare Company, I was hugely looking forward to Henry IV, Parts One and Two directed by always-previously-reliable Gregory...
Let the Right One In
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Let the Right One In

I guess people turn famous films into plays because of name recognition and thinking they will be a magnet for audiences and therefore make back their investment. That should work for the transfer of Let the R...
Rambert – Rooster
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Rambert – Rooster

If you have any interest at all in contemporary dance, try not to miss Ballet Rambert wherever and whenever it appears near you. One of the oldest and most important companies of its type in the world, the trad...
Rodelinda
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Rodelinda

This new production of one of the central Handel operas has had unstinted praise from every quarter, as far as I can tell. I find that I can stint a little when I think about it. For a start, I prefer his opera...
Ghost - The Musical
3.0★ ★ ★

Ghost: The Musical

Ghost: The Musical is an exemplar of a trend to turn well-known titles into staged versions and add singing and dancing. The problem is that, unlike the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Step...
Oh, What a Lovely War!
4.5★ ★ ★ ★

Oh, What a Lovely War!

For the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, and the fiftieth of Joan Littlewood’s creative, inventive musical entertainment, the adventurous Theatre Royal Stratford East in London has put on a new produ...
Dreamboats and Petticoats – The Musical
3.5★ ★ ★

Dreamboats and Petticoats – The Musical

What can I say? I went to this musical with very low expectations – the prospect of a show built around a collection of hit songs of the 1960s strung together by a completely anodyne and light-weight plot did...