Billy the Kid
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Billy the Kid

Is life worth living?  Any doubts about the answer to that can be dispelled by taking in this ‘boutique panto’.  Now in their eighth Christmas season at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in Islington, the Charl...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Is there anything we don’t know about Oscar Wilde? asks John O’Connor, who – with Wilde’s grandson, Merlin Holland - has reconstructed the two trials that led to the utter ruin of the greatest celebrity...
See Rock City & Other Destinations
3.0★ ★ ★

See Rock City & Other Destinations

Squatting beneath a railway arch, and with a nice little café at the front, the Union Theatre is a quaint and friendly venue for an enjoyably quirky production.  Situated just a stone’s throw from Southwark...
Jezebel
3.0★ ★ ★

Jezebel

Upstairs at the Soho Theatre, which provides a space for fringe productions to be staged in the middle of London, the one-man and two-women troupe from Dublin that calls itself Rough Magic is putting on a show ...
Dogfight
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Dogfight

This is the European première of a musical first staged off-Broadway in 2012, and it is the best thing I have seen all year.  The auditorium in the small South London theatre was packed, and the audience rose...
CNTRL + ALT + DELETE
2.5★ ★

CNTRL + ALT + DELETE

Emma Packer is a very good actress, and the role that she adopts in this one-woman performance is played with great conviction and commitment.  And authenticity.  I initially thought that Miss Packer was impe...
Carousel
3.5★ ★ ★

Carousel

Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone.”  With those words of encouragement, in a song familiar to us all, there comes to an end this revival of what Time Magazine has dee...
District 6 - Our Buckingham Palace
3.0★ ★ ★

District 6: Our Buckingham Palace

Between now and 12th July the studio theatre at Jermyn Street near Piccadilly Circus, small in size but big in the range of its work, is hosting a South African Season.  Among the works featured is the Europe...
Tristram Shandy – Conception, Cock & Bull
3.5★ ★ ★ (★)

Tristram Shandy – Conception, Cock & Bull

Nothing odd will do long”, opined Dr Johnson.  “Tristram Shandy did not last.”  Laurence Sterne, the author of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, was not to be overawed by the Great ...
The Confessions of Gordon Brown
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Confessions of Gordon Brown

First performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013 and subsequently transferred to the Trafalgar Studios in Whitehall, this mordant political satire makes a welcome return to the London stage.  There is preciou...