5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Cirque Berserk

This is not the first time that the circus has come to the West End. Cirque du Soleil is now a regular visitor to London’s Theatreland. But the long-established Zippo’s Circus has now produced a rival for a...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Pride and Prejudice: The Panto

My heart sank when I read in the programme that the By Jove company, which is putting on this show, is “an ensemble of socialist-feminist theatre-makers” aiming to create “politically-edged theatre”. Th...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Jack and the Beanstalk

Pantomime Paradise! That must be the accolade for yet another triumphant Christmas production at the Hackney Empire, that grand old Music Hall built at the end of the Victorian Era. In those ornate surroundings...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Stationmaster

In the heart of the West End, but very much a ‘fringe’ theatre, the Tristan Bates Theatre is playing host to From Page to Stage, a season of new musical theatre featuring work in progress as well as newly c...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Rails

The auditorium at Canada Water Culture Space adjoins the coffee bar and the library, and you simply walk straight into the building as soon as you walk out of Canada Water Jubilee and Overground station. It pro...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Bette Midler and Me

With a bar and tables, the Studio at St James Theatre is set up for cabaret shows, and last night it was packed to overflowing for a show running for two nights only (last night and tonight). The audience were ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Daby Touré

By universal acclaim, the last in the series of concerts comprising the 13th London African Music Festival was also the best. Each concert has featured a singer or musician from a different African country, and...
3.0★ ★ ★

Hanisha Solomon

Part of the grand Docklands redevelopment of the 1980s, and just a stop away from Canary Wharf, the ‘Culture Space’ at Canada Water could not be easier to get to. Step out of the Jubilee/ Overground station...
3.0★ ★ ★

Aar Maanta

Canada Water and culture might not seem to go together like peaches and cream, or bells with a church and a steeple. But step outside the Jubilee Line/ Overground Station at Canada Water, and right next door is...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Jewish Legends

Downstairs at The Gatehouse is a Wetherspoon pub serving excellent real ale. Upstairs is a ‘fringe’ theatre with refurbished seats, currently hosting a brilliant show. I was ready for a pint after trekking ...