3.0★ ★ ★

Little Eden

Little Eden is inspired by 1950s science fiction invasion narratives: characters don skirt suits and brown jackets, 50s radio pulses in the background. It begins, clearly, as a fond pastiche. And in that role, ...
3.0★ ★ ★

Wings

In the preface to Wings, playwright Arthur Kopit emphasises the scientific knowledge required to direct this play, and the understanding of brain trauma that he wants to underpin each production. Perhaps conver...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Angels in America

"The whole world is crazy, why not me?” Prior Walters asks. It is into this flickering madness, the absolute loss of certainty that AIDS brought with it, that Angels in America places us. It is a play about a...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Peter Pan

To fly, you must be young, and innocent, and heartless – or so Wendy (Madeleine Worrall) tells us, and it is this emphasis on the heartlessness of eternal youth that gives this production the necessary bite. ...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Libertine

'I do not want you to like me’, Lord Rochester (Dominic Cooper) declares at the beginning of the play, gesturing to the audience with every ounce of the ego and pomp you would expect from the most famous lib...
NO MANS LAND by Pinter,
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

No Man’s Land

In a play preoccupied with a no-man’s land of frozen stasis, and the desire to once again reach solidity, the set allows for no such illusions. The tree projection surrounding the stage waves gently, either a...
3.0★ ★ ★

Unfaithful

Owen McCafferty’s Unfaithful is an intensely voyeuristic piece. This is partly due to the intimacy of Found111 as a venue – crammed in tight around the stage, the audience has no choice but to be confronted...
3.0★ ★ ★

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Comedy star Phill Jupitus is the big-name draw for this production, and he tackles the role of Bottom with appropriate gusto. The rest of the mechanicals rally around him – the group of would-be actors displa...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Merry Wives of Windsor

There is a reason why The Merry Wives of Windsor is not one of Shakespeare’s most-loved plays, nor one of his most-studied: it is, largely, froth. However, that is something this production embraces, engulfin...
Himself and Nora, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York
3.0★ ★ ★

Himself and Nora

This new off-Broadway musical, centered around the love affair between James Joyce and Nora Barnacle, carries the tagline ‘the greatest love story never told’, and its greatest problem comes in convincing u...