Articles by Johnny Fox

Unexploded Ordnances Goes Down A Bomb At The Barbican

Unexploded Ordnances Goes Down A Bomb At The Barbican

Audience participation time. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
H.R. Haitch Has Great Timing - Unfortunately It's Not A Great Show

H.R. Haitch Has Great Timing - Unfortunately It's Not A Great Show

Royal family and east enders disappoint. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Intelligent, Improvised Banter From Comedian Tom Allen At Soho Theatre

Intelligent, Improvised Banter From Comedian Tom Allen At Soho Theatre

Highly recommended. If you didn’t see it in Edinburgh, that is. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Already The Best Play Of 2018: The Inheritance At The Young Vic

Already The Best Play Of 2018: The Inheritance At The Young Vic

Moving, informative and often hilarious. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
The Country Wife Is A Lovely, Lively Twenties Farce

The Country Wife Is A Lovely, Lively Twenties Farce

A When Harry Met Sally solo moment brings act one to an undeniable climax. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: Miss Nightingale At Hippodrome Casino

Theatre Review: Miss Nightingale At Hippodrome Casino

Songs to make your toes curl. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Prisoner Cell Block Bore: Kiss Of The Spider Woman At Menier Chocolate Factory

Prisoner Cell Block Bore: Kiss Of The Spider Woman At Menier Chocolate Factory

A newly translated version of the Manuel Puig novel. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Pre-War Passion Brings Brief Encounter To The Stage

Pre-War Passion Brings Brief Encounter To The Stage

The film's a classic... but, in its own way, so is this production. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Dogging In Deutschland: The Dog Beneath The Skin At Jermyn Street Theatre

Dogging In Deutschland: The Dog Beneath The Skin At Jermyn Street Theatre

Like nothing else you’ll see in London at the moment. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Dead Kennedys Star In Political Comedy

Dead Kennedys Star In Political Comedy

Written by Gore Vidal. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Pippin Is Just A One-Song Future King

Pippin Is Just A One-Song Future King

The music just isn't very good. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Cult Favourites Harold and Maude Return At Charing Cross Theatre

Cult Favourites Harold and Maude Return At Charing Cross Theatre

Trans-generational romance. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Charlie's Aunt Stars In A Princess Undone

Charlie's Aunt Stars In A Princess Undone

A Yorkshire pudding of a play. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Shakespeare Meets Blackadder Meets Revenge Tragedy In Foul Pages

Shakespeare Meets Blackadder Meets Revenge Tragedy In Foul Pages

The star is the anthropomorphic dog. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Cold, Comfortless Farm: Gundog At Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Cold, Comfortless Farm: Gundog At Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

After an excellent start, this play loses its way. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Carmen Is Monochrome And Magnificent At Royal Opera House

Carmen Is Monochrome And Magnificent At Royal Opera House

A fresh and thrilling evening. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
No Place Like Rome: Julius Caesar At Bridge Theatre

No Place Like Rome: Julius Caesar At Bridge Theatre

Not Shakespeare’s easiest play, but the Bridge makes it very accessible. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Never Mind The Quality: Rothschild & Sons At Park Theatre

Never Mind The Quality: Rothschild & Sons At Park Theatre

Clearly it’s hard to write an eleven o’clock number when the ghetto closes at nine. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Con Tricks And Cocktails: The Grift At Town Hall Hotel

Con Tricks And Cocktails: The Grift At Town Hall Hotel

The fun and games of the ‘chase’. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Does Hamilton Live Up To The Hype?

Does Hamilton Live Up To The Hype?

A sumptuous cavalcade of music and dance. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
The Tin Drum Is Banging At Shoreditch Town Hall

The Tin Drum Is Banging At Shoreditch Town Hall

Stomping choreography, dramatic events, window-shattering singing. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
The Woman In White Feels Old Before Its Time

The Woman In White Feels Old Before Its Time

Not a Lloyd Webber classic. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
A New Twist On A Christmas Carol

A New Twist On A Christmas Carol

Think twice about a story you thought you knew. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Everybody's Talking About Jamie At Apollo Theatre

Everybody's Talking About Jamie At Apollo Theatre

A feelgood show to charm and delight. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
If Jacob Rees-Mogg Did Panto, This Would Be It

If Jacob Rees-Mogg Did Panto, This Would Be It

Boy scout seriousness, classical references and painful puns. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Eleven Years On, Is Wicked Still As Wicked?

Eleven Years On, Is Wicked Still As Wicked?

Has it still got the same magic? | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Glengarry Glen Ross: A First Rate Play About Second Rate Men

Glengarry Glen Ross: A First Rate Play About Second Rate Men

Not a tartan bonnet in sight. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
This Rematch Of The Red Lion Improves On Earlier Productions

This Rematch Of The Red Lion Improves On Earlier Productions

A tighter script makes for a convincing show. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
The Initial Charm Of The Diary Of A Nobody Wears Off Too Quickly

The Initial Charm Of The Diary Of A Nobody Wears Off Too Quickly

This Pooter needs a reboot. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Young Marx Is A Disappointing Start For London's Newest Theatre

Young Marx Is A Disappointing Start For London's Newest Theatre

Richard Bean's work isn't quite an equal for the impressive venue. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Young Frankenstein Is A Treat For All The Family

Young Frankenstein Is A Treat For All The Family

The best panto you’ll see before Christmas. Or next Christmas. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
Daddy Issues: Of Kith And Kin

Daddy Issues: Of Kith And Kin

For fans of dark comedy. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
A Woman Of No Importance Offers A Weak Start To A Wilde Ride

A Woman Of No Importance Offers A Weak Start To A Wilde Ride

Four acts of pontification and laboured aphorisms. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Review: The Addams Family Musical Is Dead Funny

Review: The Addams Family Musical Is Dead Funny

This'll tickle your funny bone. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Review: An American In Paris

Review: An American In Paris

Who could ask for anything more? | By Johnny Fox
Review: Andrew Scott Is Vulnerable And Charming Hamlet

Review: Andrew Scott Is Vulnerable And Charming Hamlet

Good luck getting a ticket. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
What Not To Miss At The 2017 Vault Festival

What Not To Miss At The 2017 Vault Festival

Bigger and better than ever. | By Johnny Fox
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, You: The Drop Off

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, You: The Drop Off

A secret spy thriller in which you are the star, and the city is your backdrop. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Cheese And Corn, But So Well Done: Half A Sixpence Reviewed

Cheese And Corn, But So Well Done: Half A Sixpence Reviewed

Glossy production and stunning central performance. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
The Glenda-Bender: Jackson Is A Magnificent King Lear

The Glenda-Bender: Jackson Is A Magnificent King Lear

Can she hack it? Yes, she can. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Bratty As A Bieber: The National Theatre's New Take On Mozart

Bratty As A Bieber: The National Theatre's New Take On Mozart

Adam Gillen makes a great karaoke Mozart. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Too Early for Panto? Oh No It Isn’t …

Too Early for Panto? Oh No It Isn’t …

Just hear that ring-ting-ting-a-ling as the cash registers rack up advance bookings. | By Johnny Fox
Chav On A Hot Tin Roof: Confessional At Southwark Playhouse

Chav On A Hot Tin Roof: Confessional At Southwark Playhouse

A Streetcar Named Southend? Tennessee Williams transposed to the Essex coast. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
This Underground Musical Is Underwhelming

This Underground Musical Is Underwhelming

Musical buffs may love it, others will feel trapped underground. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
London Drag Week Is On The Way!

London Drag Week Is On The Way!

Danny La Rue would be proud. | By Johnny Fox
5 Big Theatre Shows To Watch (Or Not) In London This September

5 Big Theatre Shows To Watch (Or Not) In London This September

From The Dresser to the undressed Naked Magicians. | By Johnny Fox
West End Season Preview: The American Invasion

West End Season Preview: The American Invasion

It's like a cultural exchange right now. | By Johnny Fox
How To Get Free Theatre Tickets If You're Under 26

How To Get Free Theatre Tickets If You're Under 26

Say thank you to Meryl Streep and others. | By Johnny Fox