3.0★ ★ ★

An Octoroon

Is Boucsploitation a thing now? Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ relationship with Irish playwright Dion Boucicault is clearly a complex one, perhaps more co...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Music is Torture

After peaking around the year 1998, Jake’s (Andy Clark) musical career is deep in the trough....
3.0★ ★ ★

The Mikado

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpiece is all but Teflon coated in its ability to withstand whatever ‘concept’ is imposed upon it. It must ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

3/Fifths

James Scrugg's interactive production pulls out all the politically correct stops in the three hour plus epic ...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Mayerling

Among Kenneth MacMillan’s many distinctive and famous ballets Mayerling continues to win the highest plaudits, and justly so. More than any of his o...
Glory on Earth Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
3.0★ ★ ★

Glory On Earth

Shortly after arriving in Edinburgh in 1561, the Catholic Mary Queen of Scots held four meetings with her implacable Protestant critic, John Knox.
TANK Birmingham Repertory
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

TANK

Breach Theatre’s Tank continues its tour of the UK, stopping in Birmingham. It blends a unique style of narration with a combination of multimedia t...
Richard III Arcola Theatre. Photo Alex Brenner
3.0★ ★ ★

Richard III

Mehmet Ergen’s staging of Richard III is neither politically relevant nor entertaining. His contemporary take on Shakespeare’s story of the most v...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

La Forza Del Destino

I can’t recall any other world class opera production where you could attribute the phenomenal success of the evening to two Israeli super-talents.