3. Alula - Dive - Photo by Craig Dagostino
3.0★ ★ ★

HYENA

Your reviewer was in a grumpy mood.  As he walked across the footbridge over the Thames to the Southbank Centre, the sky was still heavy with the dark clouds that had poured torrents of rain over the capital....
The Addams Family: A Musical Comedy UK Tour
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Addams Family: The Musical Comedy

The 1960s were a great era for Gothic horror.  We had Roger Corman in America, filming the stories of Edgar Allen Poe with Vincent Price, while in England we had Hammer Films with Christopher Lee as Count Drac...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Stufish Presents SOHO

A small crowd of protesters were painting the street red outside the Peacock Theatre yesterday evening.  Colourful in fancy dress, these students at the London School of Economics (which owns the building) wer...
Lisa Sings Streisand The Crazy Coqs, Piccadilly, London
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Liza Sings Streisand

When a uniformed flunkey opens the door to the Brasserie Zedel, just round the corner from Piccadilly Circus, you may think you are stepping into a pricey eaterie.  Well, you are, but go down the long flight o...
Wonderland The Musical UK Tour
3.0★ ★ ★

Wonderland

WONDERLAND is on a UK tour, with just a few nights at the equally wonderful New Wimbledon Theatre - an Edwardian West End edifice in the suburbs.  To be as full as it was on a Wednesday night is heartening con...
Grease: the Musical UK tour 2017
5.0★ ★ ★ ★

Grease

Grease was voted “the No. 1 Greatest Musical of All Time” by Channel 4 viewers in 2003.  It certainly isn’t that.  But it does have something, if the singing and dancing are done right.  They sure are ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Pierre Novellie is Cool Peter

You won’t need the details above, because – alas! – by the time you read this review  you will have missed the show in the intimate upper room of one of London’s best known comedy venues.  But if it e...
3.0★ ★ ★

Around

The programme note said “Suitable for children aged 4+”.  The poster at the venue said “Suitable for children aged 5+”.  As it turned out, the show was eminently suitable for a child aged 68+.  Your ...
2.0★ ★

Silver Lining

Every cloud has one, but there are clouds aplenty outside the old people’s home in Gravesend that is the setting for the première of this first full-length play by the well-known comedienne, Sandi Toksvig. ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Potted Panto

Shakespeare may have been reduced, but now pantomime has been potted.  The dotty duo of Dan and Jeff have got form on genre reduction, having taken Potted Potter on tour for a good few years, and having also p...