On Stage

Stripped-Back Revival Reveals Declining Family Of Aristocrats

Stripped-Back Revival Reveals Declining Family Of Aristocrats

Friel's play about a strange, haunted family. | By Neil Dowden ★★★☆☆
Little (But Lavish) Shop of Horrors Feel Suddenly Relevant

Little (But Lavish) Shop of Horrors Feel Suddenly Relevant

A fresh, bold reinterpretation of a cult classic. | By Alex Hopkins ★★★★☆
Dancing Mushrooms And Volcanoes: Disney's Fantasia Comes To Life

Dancing Mushrooms And Volcanoes: Disney's Fantasia Comes To Life

You'll want to watch it all over again. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Club Swizzle: A Triumphant Return For La Soiree

Club Swizzle: A Triumphant Return For La Soiree

A shining example of La Soiree at its best. | By Holli-Mae Johnson ★★★★★
Bikini Stealing Dolphins And Drunken Brawls: The Secrets Of Sadler's Wells

Bikini Stealing Dolphins And Drunken Brawls: The Secrets Of Sadler's Wells

A singing duck and sea battles. | By Tabish Khan
The Importance Of Being Earnest Is Wildely Amusing

The Importance Of Being Earnest Is Wildely Amusing

Bringing the subtext to the fore. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
The Globe's Othello Feels Right At Home In The World Of Alternative Facts

The Globe's Othello Feels Right At Home In The World Of Alternative Facts

Mark Rylance dazzles as Iago. | By Alice Grahame ★★★★☆
A Charming All-Children Production Of Goodnight Mister Tom

A Charming All-Children Production Of Goodnight Mister Tom

The childhood classic comes to the stage. | By BelindaL ★★★☆☆
Home, I'm Darling Will Have You Longing For A Vintage Lifestyle

Home, I'm Darling Will Have You Longing For A Vintage Lifestyle

Formica, jiving and quiffs. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
Things To See At This Year's Camden Fringe

Things To See At This Year's Camden Fringe

Did you know about London's own Fringe? | By Johnny Fox
Rhys Ifans Gives Absurdly Royal Performance In Exit The King

Rhys Ifans Gives Absurdly Royal Performance In Exit The King

Ifans commands the stage as the vainly demanding, pyjama-clad Bérenger. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
The Ballad Of Reading Gaol: A Bleak Adaptation Of Oscar Wilde's Poem

The Ballad Of Reading Gaol: A Bleak Adaptation Of Oscar Wilde's Poem

Prepare to be creeped out. | By Alice Grahame ★★★☆☆
Pity Descends Into Pandemonium At Royal Court Theatre

Pity Descends Into Pandemonium At Royal Court Theatre

What a pity. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★★☆☆☆
A Monster Calls Is So Much Better Than It Has Any Right To Be

A Monster Calls Is So Much Better Than It Has Any Right To Be

Masterpiece of physical theatre. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
The Last Laugh: End Of The Pier Offers Comedy With A Twist

The Last Laugh: End Of The Pier Offers Comedy With A Twist

The dark side of the comedy world. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
This Polished New Musical Will Put You At Ease... Before Freaking You Out

This Polished New Musical Will Put You At Ease... Before Freaking You Out

Comedy or horror? It doesn't matter. | By Paul Ewing ★★★★☆
Alan Bennett’s Sprightly New Play Champions Care For The Elderly

Alan Bennett’s Sprightly New Play Champions Care For The Elderly

Bennett’s characteristically wry observational humour shines through in Allelujah! | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Rock Musical Knights Of The Rose Hits All The Wrong Notes

Rock Musical Knights Of The Rose Hits All The Wrong Notes

Kitsch Olde England comes to the West End. | By BelindaL ★★☆☆☆
Imperium Speaks Truth To Power At Gielgud Theatre

Imperium Speaks Truth To Power At Gielgud Theatre

The rise and fall of Roman Senator Cicero says a lot about today’s demagogues. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
Poldark Star Aidan Turner Stars In Blood-Soaked Black Comedy The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Poldark Star Aidan Turner Stars In Blood-Soaked Black Comedy The Lieutenant of Inishmore

A fearless and relevant work. | By James FitzGerald ★★★★☆
One Night In Bangkok: The King And I At London Palladium

One Night In Bangkok: The King And I At London Palladium

The biggest show in town right now. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Powerful Performances Illuminate The Winter’s Tale

Powerful Performances Illuminate The Winter’s Tale

The Globe’s latest production balances the light and dark of this problem play with great clarity. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
The Young Vic Has Finally Come Of Age With Fun Home

The Young Vic Has Finally Come Of Age With Fun Home

A fluid and tender production. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Heathers The Musical Is A Refreshingly Black High School Comedy

Heathers The Musical Is A Refreshingly Black High School Comedy

High school angst, the importance of being popular... and murder | By Paul Ewing