2.0★ ★

Matchbox Theatre

From the opening pre-recorded, pre-show announcement, requesting that the audience members ‘turn on’ their mobile phones, Michael Frayn’s ‘Mat...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Father

The Father is a meditation on Alzheimer’s - dramatizing the disorientation and isolation of eighty year old Andre and the strains his condition puts...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Avenue Q

Having heard much about this Broadway and West End hit, and seemingly one of the few audience members here not to have seen it during previous runs, m...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Northern Ballet – Mixed Programme

To start the programme with an exploration of the life and worship of the Shakers, and then to end it with a highly sensual dramatization of Adam and ...
3.0★ ★ ★

Hay Fever

Hay Fever is a comedy of manners set in the English country house of the Bliss family. Their eccentric and outrageous behaviour often humiliates and i...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman is Arthur Miller’s masterpiece, a powerful modern tragedy which touches upon the issue of what makes one happy and what keeps a ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Jew of Malta

The RSC has done a clever thing this summer by producing both The Jew of Malta and the play that it most famously inspired by its success, The Merchan...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Love’s Sacrifice

Mostly I have found that neglected masterpieces turn out to be justly neglected; but sometimes not; and the RSC has found one that is most unjustly ne...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Pirates of Penzance

ENO have quite a happy relationship with Gilbert and Sullivan. Jonathan Miller’s production of The Mikado has been in the repertoire since 1987 (and...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Carrie – The Musical

Back in 1986, and fresh from a financially lucrative co-production with Cameron Mackintosh - a little known show whittled from a doorstep of a French ...