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...
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 ...
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...
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...
The Who’s Tommy
2.0★ ★

The Who’s Tommy

Tommy is the jukebox musical from The Who’s concept album of the same name. It started its life in 1993 on Broadway, and has developed a number of t...
Babette’s Feast Print Room at the Coronet
2.0★ ★

Babette’s Feast

Glyn Maxwell’s adaptation of Karen Blixen’s understated short story Babette’s Feast brings a freshly stirred account of artistry and communion t...
Maki Sekiya
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Maki Sekiya Concert

The pianist Maki Sekiya gave a concert the other day in Oxford that has to be one of the most fascinating and memorable musical events I have attended...