2.0★ ★

James Bonney MP

The White Bear is an old pub in Kennington, a part of London best known for its proximity to The Oval cricket ground. But nestling above the pub is a ...
Richard Alston Dance Company — Tangent / Chacony / Gypsy Mixture
3.0★ ★ ★

Tangent / Chacony / Gypsy Mixture

When Richard Alston says he created the piece very quickly, it’s supposed to be a good sign. It means he was inspired. Inspired by the dancers, he s...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

La Traviata

The most celebrated and much loved fallen woman in the history of art and literature is brought back to life in this 14th revival of Richard Eyre’s ...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Devil Made Me Do It

The audience burst into heartfelt applause when it was announced, before she took her seat at the grand piano, that the glamorous chanteuse who was to...
3.0★ ★ ★


It’s no insult to Aisha to say that it’s very much an issue play, concerning the forced marriage of young girls to much older men. The name is pre...
Anne Teresa De Kerrsmaeker Rosas-Rain-live-2016
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Rain is seventy minutes of magnificent music made manifest. Performed by ten of the finest dancers who comprise Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's company R...
Kiss me Trafarlgar Studios Photos by Robert Day
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Kiss Me

Set in the aftermath of WW1, where the devastating effects of conflict extended beyond the bloody battleground, Kiss Me addresses the universal wartim...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Anatomy of a Suicide

Anatomy of a Suicide follows the success of Alice Birch’s recent collaboration with Katie Mitchell on the brilliant Ophelias Zimmer: a reimagining o...
2.0★ ★

What Lies Beneath

I don’t see the point son! shouts a man, bursting out of a tent in his pants to a chorus of monkish mountain chanting. In Romantika’s latest produ...
3. Alula - Dive - Photo by Craig Dagostino
3.0★ ★ ★


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 dar...