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Category: London

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 21, 2017 - 04:01 PM
London
THE ODYSSEY
by Phil Wilmott
original adaptation of Homer by Samuel Butler

4 Stars ****

The Scoop, City Hall, Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA to 7 September 2017.

Wed-Sun 6pm.
Runs 3h 30 mins Two intervals.


TICKETS: The Event is free but they pass the bucket.
Review: William Russell 18 August.

Gods, monsters, seductresses and bare chested heroes
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:42 AM
London
13 THE MUSICAL
Music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Dan Elish & Robert Horn.
5 Stars *****

The Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2 9 ND to 23 August 2017.
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21 Aug 2 pm; 22 Aug 5pm & 8pm; 23 Aug 12pm, 4pm &8pm.
Runs 85 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7395 5465.
www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 August.


Bar Mitzvah Joy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:06 AM
London.
KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare.
4Stars ****

Shakespeare’s Globe. 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT to 14 October 2017.

Mon-Sat 7pm. Mat Tue, Thu & Sat 2pm/
Runs 3hr 5 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: William Russell 16 August.

A blackly comic tragedy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:49 AM
London.
THE BOOT
by Peter Briffa
Three stars ***

The Hen and Chickens Theatre Bar, 169 St Paul’s Road, London N1 2NA to 20 August in Camden Festival.

Performances 9pm.
Runs 45 mins No interval.

TICKETS 020 7704 2001.
www.thehenchickenstheatrebar.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 August


A corkscrew of the thriller
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 03:12 PM
London.
HANSEL & GRETEL -
and the witch Baba Yaga
by Daniel Winder.
4Stars ****


St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED to 3 September 2017.
Mon – Sat NOT Tues at 2.30pm & 7pm.
Runs 2hr 35 mins One interval.

TICKETS:
www.iristheatre.com
Review: William Russell 8 August.

<b.A grim fairy tale enchantingly performed
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 04:29 PM
London.
APOLOGIA
by Alexi Kaye Campbell
4Stars ****

Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London to 18 November 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs

TICKETS: 0870 060 6632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 8 August

Stockard Channing on top form
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 10:31 AM
London.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare.
3Stars ***
The Rose Playhouse, 56 Park Street, London SE1 9AR to 26 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9565
www.roseplayhouse.org.uk
Review: William Russell 5 August.


A jolly romp into the woods and out again
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 10:14 AM
London
MRS ORWELL
By Tony Cox
3Stars***

Old Red Lion theatre, 418 John Street, Islington, London EC1V 4NJ to26 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7837 7816.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 August.

A very strange romance
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 12:29 PM
London.
Treating Odette
by Jennifer Selway.
Three stars ***

Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD to 6 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Sun 4pm and from 1-6 August as part of the Camden Festival Tues,Thu & Sat 7.30pm Wed & Fri 9.15pm and Sun 5pm/
Runs 80 mins No interval.

Tickets: 020 8340 3488.
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Review: William Russell 23 July.

Remembering Odette and Anna
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:59 AM
London.
COMING CLEAN
by Kevin Elyot
3 ***

The King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN to 26 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2 hrs One interval.
TICKETS: 020 7206 4443.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 29 July.

A worth catching fascinating revival
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 12:08 PM
London.
ROAD
by Jim Cartwright.
4Stars ****

The Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Sloane Square, London to 9 September 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: William Russell 28 July.

Our Friends Up North - booze, bicker and survive
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 11:57 AM
London
JUST TO GET MARRIED
by Cicely Hamilton,
4Stars ****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 19 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 10 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 27 July.


Fine revival of a forgotten play which still hits home
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:56 AM
London.
THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE - aged 13 and three quarters.
Music by Pippa Cleary, book by Jake Brunger, lyrics by Pippa Cleary & Jake Brunger.
4Stars ****
Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU to 9 September 2017.


Tues-Sat 8pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7378 1713.
www.menierchocolatefactory.com
Review: William Russell 26 July.

The Mole truth and nothing but – the diarist from Leicester
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:13 AM
London.
THE HIRED MAN
Music & Lyrics by Howard Goodall
Book by Melvyn Bragg
3 ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 12 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.
TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 21 July.

Hard times in Cumbria,
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:55 AM
London.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by William Shakespe
3 ***

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 5 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.45pm
Runs 1hr 35 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 July.

Bright, breezy and lots of fun
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:50 AM
London
TWILIGHT SONG
by Kevin Elyot
2 Stars **

Park 200, the park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP to 12 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm. 31 July and 7 August 7.30pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 19 July.

A sad and dreary song at twilight
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:38 AM
London
TIDDLER -
and other terrific tales
based on the books of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.
Music & Lyrics Benji Bower.
4 Stars****

Leicester Square Theatre, to 3 September 2017.

Tues & Wed 11am. Thurs-Sunday 11am & 2pm.
Runs 60 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 734 2222.
www.TiddlerLive.com
Review: William Russell 19 July.

Terrific treat for tiny tots.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:20 AM
London.
DISCO PIGS
by Enda Walsh.
4 Stars ****

Trafalgar Studio 2, Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY to 19 August 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm. Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.
TICKETS: 0844 871 7632
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 18 July.


Twin souls and double trouble
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 07, 2017 - 10:50 AM
London
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN BRITAIN
Devised by The Real McGuffins and John Walton.
4Stars ****

Jermyn Street Theatre. 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 29 July 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1 hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 July.

Delightfully Daft and Dazzlingly Done
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM
London
THE MENTOR
by Daniel Kehlman.
Translated by Christopher Hampson.

3stars***

The Vaudeville Theatre 404, the Strand, London WC2 0NY to 2 September 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Tues & Sat 3pm/
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 033 0333 4814.
www.tickets.nimaxtheatres.com
Review: William Russell 4 July.

A civilised but slight affair
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 03, 2017 - 09:55 AM
London.
KING KONG
(A Comedy)
by Daniel Clarkson
4****

The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London SE1 7AD to 27 August 2017.

To 23 July – Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 4pm. Sun 3pm & 6pm.
From 25 July – Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed,Sat & Sun 4pm.
Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0871 220 0260.
www.KingKongComedy.com
Review: William Russell 2 July.

@ReviewsGate

You could go ape over this
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 11:04 AM
London
HOUSE OF AMERICA
by Ed Thomas
4Stars ****

Jack Studio Theatre, The Brockley Jack, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 15 July 2017.

Tues – Sat 7.45pm
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 June

Horror in the valleys and on the road
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 10:50 AM
London.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Book by Julian Fellowes, music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe.
3 ***

The London Palladium, Argyll Street, London W1F 7TF to 9 September 2017.

Mon 7pm. Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Tues & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 412 4655.
www.londonpalladiumtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 June.

@ReviewsGate


Toad in a bit of a hole,
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:01 AM
London
LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL
a musical play by Lanie Robertson.
5 *****

Wyndham’s Theatre., Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA to 9 September.

Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed, Thu & Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.tickets.delfontmachintosh.co.uk
Review: William Russell 28 June.


@ReviewsGate

Ninety spellbinding heartbreaking minutes
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:09 AM
London
MR GILLIE
by James Bridie.
4 ****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED in repertoire to 15 July 1017.

Sun, Môn & Tues 7.30 pm. Mat Tues 2pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.


TICKETS: 0844 847 1652
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 26 June.

@ReviewsGate

A splendid story of failure and redemption
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, June 26, 2017 - 11:14 AM
London.
BLONDEL
Book & lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Stephen Oliver & Mathew Pritchard.
3 Stars ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 LO3 to 15 July 2017.

Tues- Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm/
Runs 2hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz

A horrible history musical
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:12 AM
London.
JAMES BONNEY MP
by Ian Buckley.
2Stars **

The White Bear theatre, 132 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ to 8 July 2017.


Tues-Sat 7.30pm May Sat 8 Jul 2.30pm & Sun 4pm.
Runs 1hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 012 4963.
www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 June.


@ReviewsGate

A play for yesterday rather than today
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:54 AM
London.
BAT OUT OF HELL
book, music & lyrics by Jim Steinman.
5 *****
The Coliseum, 33 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES

Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Thurs & Sat 2.30
Runs 2hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7845 9300.
www.londoncoliseum.org
Review: William Russell 21 June

@ReviewsGate

A hell of a show
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 02:34 PM
London
THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD
Book by Paul Jenkins
Music and Lyrice by Darren Clark
4****

Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 15 July 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30 pm.Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 16 June.

In the end worth coming to this cabaret
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:15 AM
London.
KISS ME
By Richard Bean
4Stars ****

Trafalgar Studios, Studio 2, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY to 8 July 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thurs & Sat 3pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review:William Russell 13 June.

@ReviewsGate

An engrossing encounter between two sad people
468 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:01 AM
London

THE LOST ONES
by Maxim Gorky
translated by Cathy Porter.

4 ****

Jermyn Street Theatre, 26b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 1 July 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15mins One interval/

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 June.

@ReviewsGate

A country and a family destroyed
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 10:26 AM
London

VIXEN
by Daisy Evans, Stephen Higgins & Max Pappenheim.
A reimagining of Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen.
4 Stars ****

The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London SE1 7AD to 10 June 2017.

Tues-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 20 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9603.
www.thevaults.london/Vixen

Review: William Russell 2 June.

The gritty tale of the Urban Fox
519 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:07 AM
London.
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
Original Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields
Revised by Peter Stone.

3 Stars ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 17 June 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 30 May .


A sparkling miss and lots of hits,

678 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 09:43 AM
London.
FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON
by Maureen Hunter.
4Stars ****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 13 June 2017.

Performances Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 7.30pm. Mat Tues 2pm
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 May.


Superbly performed and very moving
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:12 PM
London
BABETTE’S FEAST
By Karen Blixen
Adapted by Glyn Maxwell
4 stars****

Coronet Print Room at Notting Hill Gate until June 3

90 minutes, without interval.

Review: Tom Aitken, 15 May 2017

Food for thought
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 02:44 PM
London

RICHARD 111
by William Shakespeare.
4Stars ****

The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL to 10 June 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm.Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 3 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 11 May.

A marvellous malevolent Richard
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:33 AM
London
NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN
By Cordelia ONeill.

3Stars ***

Theatre 503, The Latchmere, Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW to 27 May 2017.

Tues- Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 8 May.

A sense of déjà vu
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:53 AM
London
OUT THERE ON FRIED MEAT RIDGE ROAD
By Keith Stevenson
4Stars ***(*)

Trafalagar Studios 2, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY, to 3 June 2017.

1hr 10 mins. without interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7615
Review: Tom Aitken, 08 May 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:28 AM
London.
THE PULVERISED
by Alexandra Badea.
translated by Lucy Phelps.
4Stars****

The Arcola Studio, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 27 May 2017.

Mon-Sat 8pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm/
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 5 May.

A searing look at the cost of globalisation
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:17 AM
London
PETE ‘N’ KEELY
Book by James Hindman Original music by Patrick Brady. Original Lyrics by Mark Waldrop & Patrick S Brady.
3 Stars ***

Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP to 20 May 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 3841 0617
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 May.

Sparkles but mainly because of the cast
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:06 AM
London.
THE FERRYMAN
by Jez Butterworth
5Stars *****

The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 20 May 2017and from 20 June 2017 at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 1.30pm
Runs 3 hours One interval.

Royal Court run sold out.
TICKETS: 0844 482 5130
www.TheFerrymanPlay.com


Review: William Russell, 5 May 2017

Matters of life and death
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 10:48 AM
London
ROMEO AND JULIET
By William Shakespeare
adapted by Joe M Mackenzie.
3Stars ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 20 May 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 3 May.

Star crossed lovers on the football pitch
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 08:40 PM
London.
NUCLEAR WAR &the songs for Wenda
By Simon Stephens.
3Stars***

Jerwood Upstairs, The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 6 May 2017
.
Tues – Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & Thu 3pm May 2, 3, 5 at 9.15pm/
Runs 45 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: William Russell 28 April


@ReviewsGate

Something awful has happened

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:45 AM
London.
Obsession
conceived by Ivo van Hove and based on the film Ossessione by Luchino Visconti.
English language version Simon Stephens.

3Stars ***

The Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS to 20 May 2017 and in cinemas on National Theatre Live on 11 May.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm Sun 3pm.
Runs .1 hr 45 mins No interval/

TICKETS: 020 7638 4141/
www.viagogo.co.uk
Review: William Russell 25 April

Ivo comes a cropper
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 03:29 PM
London
THREADS
by David Lane.
3Stars***

The Hope Theatre, 207 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RL to 29 April 2017.

Tues.-Sat 7.45pm/
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.thehopetheatre.com

Review: William Russell 15 April.


Invisible ties that bind enthrallingly
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:47 PM
London.
GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by Rajiv Joseph


3Stars***
The Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8LJ to 20 May 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 13 April.

Guard duty and the price of obedience
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:37 AM
London.
THE PLAGUE
by ALBERT Camus
adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett.
4Stars ****

The Arcola Theatre, Studio 1, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL to 6 May 2017.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 85 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 11 April.


Challenging and exciting adaptation for today

337 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:02 AM
London.
THE LIFE
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Ira Gasman
Book by David Newman, Ira Gasman & Cy Coleman.
Revisions by Michael Blakemore.
4Stars****

Southwark Playhouse, The Large, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 8BD to 29 April, 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Tues & Sat 3pm.
Runs 3hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 11 April.

Blakemore returns in triumph
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11:04 AM
London
FINDERS KEEPERS
Devised by Hot Coals Theatre,
4Stars ****

Park 90, The Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 20 April 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.15pm Mat Thur & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 65 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 8 April

Enchantment in the sound of silence
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 04:31 PM
LONDON
42nd STREET
Book by Michael Stewart Music by Harry Warren Lyrics by Al Dubin..
5Stars *****

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Catherine St, London WC20 5JF.
Booking to 22 July 2017. Booking for groups to 14 October 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 1812.
www.reallyusefultheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 April.

Tap dancing heaven.
692 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 03:25 PM
London
Sublime, by Sarah Thomas
3Stars***

Tristan Bates Theatre, until April 8


One hour twenty minutes, without interval
Review: Tom Aitken, 4 April

A play about work from a playwright who knows what work is
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 09:49 AM
London
The Lottery of Love, by Pierre Marivaux Translated by John Fowles
4Stars****
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, until May 13
One hour twenty minutes, without interval
Review: Tom Aitken, 3 April

Laughter, but not mindless . . .
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 09:54 AM
London
HONK!
by Styles & Drewe.
5 Stars *****

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, Southwark, London SE1 0LR to 22 April.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed, Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20 mins One interval.

Tickets: 020 7261 9876
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 1 April

A hoot, a hit and lots of birds
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 02:25 PM
London.
CHINGLISH
By David Henry Hwang.
4Stars ****

Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 22 April 2017
.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 5mins One interval.

TICKETS 020 7870 6876
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 March.

A Chinese meal which really satisfies

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:57 PM
London
INCIDENT AT VICHY
by Arthur Miller.
4Stars ****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 22 April 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1642.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 March


b>Forgotten Miller comes powerfully alive
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:09 AM
London
Custody, by Urbain Hayo a.k.a. Urban Wolf
4Stars****
Ovalhouse, until April 8

70 minutes, no interval
Review: Tom Aitken, 29 March

Powerful
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:34 AM
London.
LOVE IN IDLENESS
by Terence Rattigan.
5Stars*****
The Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, LondonSE1 1RU to 29 April 2017.

Mon – Sat 8pm. Mat Sat & Wed 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7378 1713.
www.menierchoclatetheatre.com
Review: William Russell 21 March

A second coming worth waiting for
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:21 AM
London
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Book by Craig Lucas inspired by the motion picture.
4Stars****

The Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7AP to 30 September 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
Runs 2 hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7927 0900
www.nederlander.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 March.

This one should “Keep Dancing”.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 02:07 PM
London.
THE BAD SEED
by Maxwell Anderson
3 Stars***

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 1 April 2017.

Tues - Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins. One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 March.

Lethal child’s play
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 01:56 PM
London.
THE FROGS
Based on the play by Aristophanes
Music by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Burt Shevelove
Freely adapted by Nathan Lane.
2 Stars **

Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 8 April 2017.

Tues – Sat 7.30 pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm. Thu 23 March & 6 April.
Runs 2hr 25 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
Returns on from box office. No on line booking.
Review: William Russell 16 March.

A funny thing happened on the way to Jermyn Street …
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 17, 2017 - 02:19 PM
London.
WORST WEDDING EVER
By Chris Chibnall.
4 Stars ****

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT to 1 April 2017.

Mon – Wed 7.30pm Thu – Sat 8pm.
Runs 2hr 25 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333.
Www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 15 March.

Marriage guidance and disasters
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:19 AM
London
THE MISER
By Moliere
Adapted by Sean Foley & Phil Porter
One star*
The Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HH to 1June 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0330 333 4811
www.garricktheatre.org

Review: William Russell 14 March.

Moliere should sue
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London.
A PROFOUNDLY AFFECTIONATE, PASSIONATE DEVOTION TO SOMEONR (- NOUN)
by Debbie Tucker Green.
3 Stars ***

Jerwood Upstairs, the Royal Court Theatre, 50-51 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 1 April 2017.

Mon- Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.

Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: William Russell 13 March.


Kb>Love is not always easy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 12:45 PM
London.
One Last Thing (For Now)
by Lilac Yosiphon and the acting ensemble
4Stars****
The Old Red Lion Pub Theatre, 418 St John St, London EC1V 4NJ, until 25 March

Phone Number:
+44 844 412 4307

Runs 140 mins, including interval.

Sensitive and memorable
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:48 PM
London.
BUNNY
by Jack Thorne.
4Stars****

The White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ to 25 March 2017.

Tues – Sat 7pm. Mat Sun 4pm.
Runs 70 mins No interval.

TICKETS:
www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 9 March.


A Hot Summer Day in Luton
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 10:41 AM
London
YOU’RE HUMAN LIKE THE REST OF THEM
with
Not Counting the Savages & Down Red Lane
By B.S. Johnson

4 Stars ****

Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SE10 9ED to 25 March 2017.

Sun & Mon 7.30pm Mat Tues 2pm.
Runs 70 mins No interval.
TICKETS:
www.finboroughtheatreco.uk
Review: William Russell 6 March.

A playwright rewardingly rediscovered
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, March 06, 2017 - 07:19 PM
London.
HANDBAGGED
by Moira Buffini
3Stars ***

Brockley Jack Studio, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 11 March 2017.

Tues – Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2 hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 March.


Tea and no sympathy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 08:11 PM
London
The Lock In, by Joseph Cullen
3Stars***

The Vaults, Leake Street, (under Waterloo Station)

1 hour, no interval
An Over the Limit Theatre production

Review: Tom Aitken, 3 March

All fun really
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 10:48 AM
London.
I’M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD
by Halley Feiffer.
4Stars ****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 25 March.

Tues – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS:
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 3 March.

A finely acted disturbing two hander

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 10:31 AM
Note: Harriet, a tortoise Darwin brought back from the Galapagos in 1836, escaped from his garden and set out on a journey throughout Europe which was to last for some 175 years.

During it she did what animals do – she evolved, turning into a woman with a carapace on her back. Like Woody Allen’s Zelig Harriet just happened to be there when great events occurred. Juan Mayorga’s play written in 2008 is provocative and very funny.

It also is blessed with a marvellous performance from Gilly Daniels as Harriet, a scrunched up figure who looks at the world with impish eyes and takes no prisoners. This is in the English version, the one I saw. The policy at the Cervantes Theatre is to stage Spanish plays in Spanish with one cast, then in English with another.

In Spanish it would have been all Greek to me. However, Harriet’s adventures are worth hearing about. She has read a book by a present day historian which is full of errors and arrives one day seeking to correct him.

He realises, after initial scepticism, that she is a source to treasure – and exploit. But she also falls into the hands of a doctor who in turn realises she is a research project of great value to exploit, while the historian’s wife realises that people will pay good money just to meet Harriet and to blazes with research and medical science. Think King Kong, think exploitation of peoples by imperial powers, and so on. The play stylishly directed by Paula Paz works splendidly and the English cast do it full justice, although the evening does belong to Ms Daniels giving what is one of the best performances on the fringe in ages. Will Harriet survive these predators? Will they win? Of course she does, dealing with them in spectacular fashion – they not only have their cake but get to eat it. But whether she ever achieves her wish to return to her island is another matter.

Mayorga was inspired by a photograph he saw in a Barcelona paper of one of Darwin’s turtles who, not liking the climate in England, had ended up in Sydney zoo. It set him thinking about all that had happened in her lifetime. Watch Harriet recalling Hitler at a Nuremberg rally and how in the audience she finds herself carried away by the rhetoric of the little man she despises and think of those Trump supporters believing another man’s falsehoods. Although the play has been performed all over the world this is the first time here to see it – a chance that should not be missed. We get lots of plays by dead European dramatists revived, few by those writing today about today and while Darwin’s Tortoise is a story about the past Harriet’s past is relevant to today.

Harriet: Gilly Daniels.
Professor: Philip Nightingale.
Beti: Becky Black.
Doctor: Patrick Mc Hugh.

Spanish Cast
Harriet: Gladys Ibarra.
Professor: Alvaro Ramos.
Beti: Lara Grube.
Doctor: Jaime Menendez

Director: Paula Paz
Composer: Yaiza Varona.
Set & Costume Designer: Malena Arcucci.
Lighting Designer: Patricia Polo (Blue Mission)
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 03:52 PM
London.
ROUNDELAY
by Sonja Linden.
Inspired by La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler.
4Stars ****

Southwark Playhouse, the Large, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 18 March 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Tues & Sat 3pm.
Runs 90 mines No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Review: William Russell 27 February

Splendid Third Age rumpy pumpy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:17 PM
London.
CHIGGER FOOT BOYS
by Patricia Crumper
3Stars ***

Tara Arts Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, London SW18 4ES to 11 March 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat 2 & 9 March 2.30pm 11 March 3pm.
Runs90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8333 4457.
www.tara-arts.com
Review: William Russell 23 February.

The Empire strikes back
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:39 PM
London
ORBITS
by Wally Sewell.
3Stars ***

The Drayton ARMS Theatre, 151 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0LJ to 11 March 2017.

Tues – Sat 8pm.
Runs 1hr 45mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7835 2301.
www.thedraytonarmstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 23 February

Giants and monsters converse
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:25 PM
London.
GIRLS
by Gary Barlow & Tim Firth
4 Stars ****

The Phoenix Theatre, 110 Charing Cross Road, London WC 2H 0JP booking to 15 July 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30 pm.
Runs 2hr 35 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7629.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 22 February.


Sumptuous Yorkshire puddings on display
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:57 AM
London
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
By Anton Chekhov
in an English version by Trevor Griffiths
from a translation by Helen Rappaport.
3 Stars ***


The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 25 March 2017
.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 21 February


Distinctly over ripe cherries
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 03:12 PM
London
Adriana Lecouvreur
2 Star**

Royal Opera House

Bow Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD

Runs: 205 mins. 2 x 25 min intervals

Box Office: 020 7304 4000
www.roh.org.uk
 
Review by: Ian Spiby. Perf. seen 17 February 2017:

Deadly Theatre

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 12:55 PM
London.
NEW NIGERIANS
By Oladipo Agholuaje.
3Stars ***

Studio 1, The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 11 March 2017.

Mon – Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 17 February.


A funny biting satire on politicians and ploys

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 12:34 PM
London.
RICHARD 111
by William Shakespeare.
4 Stars ****


The Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS to 19 February 2017.

Performances 7.45pm & 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7638 4141.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: William Russell 16 February.

A spellbinding production with a monster at its heart
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 03:52 PM
London

TRAVESTIES
By Tom Stoppard
4 Stars ****

Apollo Theatre, 31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EZ to 29 April 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0330 333 4809.
www.nimaxtheatres.co.uk
Review: William Russell 15 February.

Pleasure pure and perfect from a terrific revival
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 03:35 PM
London
Beau Brummell: An Elegant Madness, by Ron Hutchinson

3Stars***

Jermyn Street Theatre until 11 March

2 hours 10 minutes, including interval.
Review: Tom Aitken 14 February

This will grow in strength in performance.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 06:02 PM
London
Madam Butterfly
A new adaptation by Amanda Holden
3 Star***

King’s Head Theatre to March 18

115 Upper Street
Islington
London N1 1QN

Runs: 120 mins. 15 min interval

Box Office: 020 7226 8561
www.kingsheadtheatre.com

 
Review by: Ian Spiby. Perf seen 13 February 2017:

Not perfect, but another opera triumph for the King’s Head
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:47 AM
London.
La Ronde
By Arthur Schnitzler.
a new adaptation by Max Gill.
3Stars ***

The Bunker Theatre, 55 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN to 11 March 2017.

Tues – Sat 7.30 pm. Mat Wed, Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 95 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7403 1139.
www.bunkertheatre.com
Review: William Russell 13 February.


Going round in circles in style
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 02:23 PM
London.
MY LAND’S SHORE
Music & Lyrics by Christopher J Orton.
Book & Lyrics by Robert Gould.
3 Stars ***

Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre, 53-55 Hoe Street, London E17 4SA to 26 February 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Man Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8520 8674.
www.allstarpro.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 February.

Lots of wails in Wales
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 10, 2017 - 02:41 PM
London
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, adapted for the stage by John Ginman
A Blackeyed Theatre production

4Stars****

Greenwich Theatre until 11 February

2 hours, including interval.
Review: Tom Aitken 7 February

Humanity and morality centre-stage

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 10, 2017 - 10:21 AM
London.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Adapted by Marilyn Campbell & Curt Columbus.
4 Stars ****

The Brockley Jack Studio, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 25 February 2017.

Tues – Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1 hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
ww.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 9 February.

A masterly adaptation

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 10, 2017 - 10:00 AM
London.
KILLING TIME
by Zoe Mills.
3Stars ***

Park 90, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP to 4 March 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thur & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 1hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 8 February.

A tale about music, death and being bloody minded
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 02:41 PM
London
Salome, by Oscar Wilde
A Theatre Lab Company production
3Star***
Hoxton Hall until 11 February, 2017.


70 minutes, without interval.

Review: Tom Aitken 2 February

A quirky pice, a rarely performed piece, worth a visit.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:18 PM
London.
CAUTIONARY TALES FOR DAUGHTERS
by Tanya Holt.
3 Stars ***

Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 11 February 2017.

Tour dates – Everyman, Cheltenham 17/18 February; Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead, - 3 March; Heron Theatre, Lancashire – 18 March; Quay Theatre, Sudbury – 24 March; Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford – 5 May; Edge Arts Theatre, Shropshire – 6 May; Holt Festival, Norfolk – 24 July.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 55mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 21 January.

What Mom told Dotty – life lessons
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 27, 2017 - 04:40 PM
London
DIRTY GREAT LOVE STORY
by Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna.
4 Stars ****

The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB to 18 March 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Thur & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8463.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk
Review: William Russell 25 January.

Unmissable, hilarious tale of a couple of losers in love
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 05:06 PM
London
DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
Book by Thomas Meehan & Peter Stone
Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeaston
Based on the play by Alberto Cassella
3Stars***

Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL to 4 March, 2017.

Mon - Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 930650
www.CharingCrossTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 23 January.

A chamber musical with charm
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 02:38 PM
London
THE DOPPEL GANG
by Dominic Hedges.
3 Stars ***

Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP to 11 February 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 1 hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 3841 6611.
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk

Full marks for trying but can do better
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 02:04 PM
London
HOLDING THE MAN
by Tommy Murphy.
4Stars ****

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 4 February 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3356
www.brockleyjack.co.uk

A time for loving, a time for dying
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:43 AM
London
WINTER SOLSTICE, by Roland Schimmelpfennig
An Orange Tree Theatre and Actors Touring Company co-production
4Star****
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, until 11 February, 2017.


1hr 50 mins, without interval.

Review: Tom Aitken 18 January

Christmas play with a host of raised, then contradicted expectations.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:50 PM
London.
PROMISES, PROMISES
Book by Neil Simon, Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David.
Based on the screenplay for The Apartment by Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond.
Two stars **

Southwark Playhouse, The Large, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6 BD to 18 February.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Tues & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS:
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 January.

Promises unfulfilled in overlong dated musical
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 05:11 PM
London.
THE LOWER DEPTHS
by Maxim Gorky.
Translated by Jeremy Brooks & Kitty Hunter-Blair.
4 Stars ****

The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 11 February 2017.


Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 3 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatrecom
Review: William Russell 16 January.

A fine revival of a masterpiece
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 02:57 PM
London
WISH LIST
By Katherine Soper
3 Stars ***

Jerwood Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8A to 11 February 2017

Mon – Sat 7.45pm Mat Thur & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1 hr 40 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000
www.royalcourttheatre.com

Review: William Russell 13 January 2017.

Hard hitting piece about the zero hour contract world of work
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 13, 2017 - 11:47 AM
London.
BU21
by Stuart Slade.
4Stars ****

Trafalgar Studios to 18 February 2017.

1hr 45 mins (no interval).

Review: Tom Aitken 11 January 2017

Serious, but far from gloomy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 13, 2017 - 10:51 AM
Birmingham
The Snowman:
5 Star *****

Birmingham Repertory Theatre to Sunday 15th January 2017.

Runs: 1hr 20 minutes, with one 20 minute interval.
Tickets: 0121 236 4455
Info: https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/about-us/how-to-book.html
Review: Nigel Bellingham, 11/01/2017

Guaranteed to melt even the iciest of hearts.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 07:19 PM
London
THE KITE RUNNER
by Matthew Spangler
based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini
3Stars ***
Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA to 11 March 2017.

Mon - Sat 7.30pm Mat Thur & Sat 2.30pm.

Runs 2hr 40 mins One interval.


TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 January.

Workmanlike but far from heart breaking or epic in scale.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 05:04 PM
London.
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAY
by Tom Jacobson.
5Stars *****

Jermyn Street Theatre to 28 January 2017.

1hr 40 mins (no interval).
Review: Tom Aitken 9 January 2017

Definitely a must see
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 03:18 PM
London.
THREE SISTERS
by Anton Chekhov.
A new version by Tracy Letts.
4Stars ****

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 4 February 2017.

Tues- Sat 7.30pm/
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9676.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 6 January.

An enchanting staging of a much performed play.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 06, 2017 - 12:44 PM
London.
THE TRACKERS OF OXYRHYNCHUS
by Tony Harrison
5Stars *****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 28 January 2017.


Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 January.

A stunningly good resurrection
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 07:05 PM
London.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE MUSICAL
Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Mike Okrent & Lynn Ahrens.
3Stars ***

The Lost Theatre, 208 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2JU to 31 December 2016.

23, 28, 29, 30 December 7.30pm
22, 13, 29 December 3pm.
31 December 2pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7720 6897.
www.losttheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 21 December.

All singing and dancing Dickens
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 12:42 PM
London.
O COME ALL YE DIVAS
4Stars ****

Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL to 7 January 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm No performances 25-27 December & 2-3 January.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 930650.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

Where to have a merry little Christmas
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:25 AM
London
LOVE’S LABOURS LOST
4Star****

Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London in repertoire with Much Ado About Nothing until 25 March, 2017.

2hr 30 mins with one interval.

TICKETS: 020 7930 8800
www.trh.co.uk
www.rschaymarket.com

Review: Tom Aitken 17 December

Witty production, and first class performances
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:43 AM
London
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson.
4Stars ****

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 418 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 7 January 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.45pm
Runs 1hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 17 December,

Dire, delightful and daft goings on.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:29 AM
London.
ANYTHING GOES
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter.
Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse.
4 Stars ****
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD to 29 January 2017.


Tues - Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 4pm and 3pm on 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 December.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8340 3488.
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Review: William Russell 16 December.

All aboard for a truly bon voyage (that won't break your bank!)
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:11 AM
London.
THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS
by C. S. Lewis
adapted by Max Mclean and Jeffrey Fiske.
4 Stars ****

The Park 200, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3 JP to 7 January 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1 hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 December.

Burning blissfully down below
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 16, 2016 - 03:39 PM
London
IN A PICKLE
by Tim Webb

4 Stars ****

The Arts Depot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, Finchley, London N12 0GA to 31 December 2016.

Then on tour – Clwyd Theatre, Mold 11-21 Jan; Stratford Circus 27-28 Jan; Warwick Arts Centre 1-5 February; Gulbenkian, Canterbury 8-12 February; Brooklyn Academy of Music 18-30 April; Lincoln Centre, New York 3-14 May; Denver Centre for the Performing Arts 19-26 May.
Mon-Sat 10.30am and 1.15pm
Runs 50 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8369 5454
www.artsdepot.co,uk
Review William Russell 15 December
,
A theatrical delight for three to five year olds
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 16, 2016 - 03:14 PM
London
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by William Shakespeare.
4Stars ****

Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London in repertoire with Love’s Labour Lost until 25 March, 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30 pm
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7930 8800
www.trh.co.uk
www.rschaymarket.com

Review: William Russell, 15 December

Much delight in a dazzling production

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 12:39 PM
London
Sleeping Beauty
By Eric Potts
The Richmond Theatre
4star****
Runs to 8 January


Two hours, including one interval
Review: Tom Aitken 14 12 16

Nobody will sleep through this, all great fun
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:13 AM
London.
CHRISTMAS
By Simon Stephens
3Stars***

Theatre N17, The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 to 22 December 2016.

Mon-Thurs 9pm Mat Sun 4pm.
Runs 1hr 50 mins No interval.

ICKETS: 0796 913 899.
www.theatren16.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 December.

Not a very merry time in the pub
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:49 AM
London.
THE SNOW QUEEN
by Hans Christian Anderson.
adapted by Tatty Hennessy.
4Stars****

Theatre N16, The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 to 22 December 2016.

Sun-Thurs 7.30pm.
Runs 50 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0796 931899
www.theatren16.co.uk



Enchanting story telling for small folk
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 12, 2016 - 04:47 PM
London.
POTTED PANTO
By Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner & Richard Hurst.
4Stars****

The Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HH to 15 January 2017.

Sun, Tues, Thur & Fri 1pm & 4pm. Mat Sat 11am.
Runs 90 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0330 333 4811.
www.nimaxtheatres.com
Review: William Russell 11 December.

Great for kids and the inner child
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 02:03 PM
London.
MUTED
Book by Sarah Henley
Music & Lyrics by Tim Prottey-Jones & Tori Allen-Martin
3 Stars ***

The Bunker, 53a Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU to 7 January 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 234 0486
www.bunkertheatre.com
Review: William Russell 10 December.

Breaking the silence-but a work in progress.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 01:01 PM
London
The Wind in the Willows
By Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Ciaran McConville
The Rose Theatre Kingston
4star****
Runs to 3 January

Two hours, including one interval
Review: Tom Aitken 10 12 16

Much loved favourite treated with fun and with respect; a seasonal treat
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 06:06 PM
London.
THEBES LAND
by Sergio Blanco
adapted by Daniel Goldman.
literal translation by Rob Cavazos.

4 Stars ****

The Arcola, Studio One, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 23 December 2016.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 9 December.

Dark funny, superbly played and directed tale.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 09:38 PM
London.
PINOCCHIO
Original script by John Savournin.
Arrangements & original lyrics by David Eaton.
Story devised by John Savournin & David Eaton.
4 Stars ****

King’s Head Theatre. 118 Upper Street, Islington N1 1QN to 7 January 2017.

Tues – Sat 7pm.
Adult performances December 9,10,15,16,17,18,20,22,28,30 & Jan 2, 4, 5, 6, 7. Adult performance 31 December 5.30pm.
Children’s matinees – under three free on lap – 3pm December 10, 11, 17 &Family Friendly matinees December 18, 20, 22, 23, 28, 30, 27.
Runs 1 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 4443.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 5 December.

Savour Savournin and Chums in Pantomime heaven
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 05, 2016 - 12:20 PM
London.
LICENSED TO ILL
by Adam El Hagar, Simon Maeder & the Company.
4Stars ****

Southwark Playhouse, the Little, 77-86 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 24 December 2016.

Mon-Sat 8pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 80 mins.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Review: William Russell 3 December.



An hilarious hip hop rave to relish
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 01:26 PM
London
Sleeping Beauty, by Susie McKenna
Hackney Empire
5star*****
Runs to 8 January

Review: Tom Aitken 2 12 16

Pantomime convert; and united we stand
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 02, 2016 - 09:03 PM
London
Nice Fish, by Mark Rylance & Louis Jenkins
4stars****
Harold Pinter Theatre


Running Time: 1hr 40 minutes, without interval

Review: Tom Aitken 1 12 16

The temperature may be icy, but the reception is deservedly very warm.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 02, 2016 - 07:22 PM
London.
PRIDE& PREJUDICE
by Jane Austen
adapted by Joannah Tincey.
5 Stars *****

Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1X 6ST to 21 December.

Tues-Sat 7.30 pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm. Extra matinees – 4, 8 & 13 December.
Runs 2hr 35 mins. One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 1 December.

Pride, prejudice, pleasure and perfection.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 04:26 PM
London
Sheppey, by W. Somerset Maugham
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond.
3stars***


Runs to 7 January
Review: Tom Aitken 28 11 16
Running Time: 2hrs 45 minutes, with two intervals

Pleasant enough, but a bit of a period piece
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:14 AM
London.
DR ANGELUS
by James Bridie.
5 Stars *****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, Kensington, London SW10 9ED to 20 December.

Sun-Tues 7.30pm.
Runs 2 hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 28 November.


Brilliant Bridie revival splendidly performed.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 03:57 PM
London.
SOHO CINDERS
Music by George Styles, lyrics by Anthony Drew, book by Anthony Drewe & Elliot Davis.
3Stars ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, Southwark, London SE1 0LR to 22 December 2016.

Tues-Say 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre,biz
Review: William Russell 26 November.

Gay times in fairyland Soho
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 10:35 AM
London.
THE CHILDREN
by Lucy Kirkwood.
3Stars ***

Jerwood Downstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 14 January 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Thur & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: William Russell 25 November.

Kitchen sink drama posing some powerful questions
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 25, 2016 - 09:34 PM
London.
AFTER OCTOBER
by Rodney Ackland.
4Stars****

The Finborough Theatre. 118 Finborough Road, Kensington, London SW10 9WD to 22 December 2016.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 45mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 24 November,

Another splendid revival at the Finborough
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, November 21, 2016 - 02:49 PM
London.
DISASTER!
A 70’s disaster movie musical
By Seth Rudetsky & Jack Plotnick
additional material by Drew Geraci
5Stars *****

Charing Cross Theatre, the Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6 NL on 20 November 2016.

Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

Two charity performances in aid of MAD – the Make a Difference Trust.
Review: William Russell 20 November.


The funniest show in town - if only for a moment
626 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 04:15 PM
London.
THE MIRROR NEVER LIES
Book and Lyrics by Joseph Giuffre
Music by Juan Iglesias
Based on The Sweet Dove Died by Barbara Pym.
2Stars **

The Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London NW8 0FH to 18 November 2016.

Runs 1hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: www.thecockpit.org.uk

Review: William Russell 18 November.

A work in progress but where to?
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 03:36 PM
London.
KING LEAR
By William Shakespeare
4Stars****

Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS To 23 December

Mon-Sat 7.15pm Mat Thur & Sat 13.30 but check performance dates with box office.
Runs 3hr30 mins. One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7638 8891.
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: William Russell 16 November.

A truly splendid Lear
640 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 11:22 AM
London.
RUMPY PUMP
Book, music and Lyrics by Barbara Jane Mackie.
Two Stars **

The Union Theatre, 229 Union Street, Southwark, London SE1 0LR to 19 November.

Tues- Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hrs One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz

Review: William Russell 15 November.

Stop the world I want to get off
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 04:26 PM
London and Touring
Regent’s Park Theatre Ltd
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, adapted by Simon Reade
Richmond Theatre to 19 November. Thereafter touring to Bath Theatre Royal, High Wickham Swan, Canterbury Marlow Theatre, Newcastle Theatre Royal and Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
4stars****


Runs 2h 40 minutes with interval
Review: Tom Aitken 16 11 16

Conflict resolution, everything perforectly in place, wit and all
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 05:23 PM
London
AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by J.B. Priestley.
3Stars***

The Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE to 4 February 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Thu 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hrs No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7631.
www.playhousetheatre.com
Review: William Russell 12 November.


Don’t bother to knock.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 08:14 PM
London/
THE BEGGAR’S OPERA
by John Gay
adapted by Ricky Dukes.
4Stars ****

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 3 December 2016.

Tues- Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 20 mins No interval

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 November.

Gay’s the word – a musical romp.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 07:55 PM
London
Dracula
By Danny Wainwright and Daniel Hallissey
The King’s Head, Islington to 26 November
2 stars**


Runs 60m without interval

Review: Tom Aitken 11 11 16

Plenty of laughs, but it doesn't satisfy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 04:18 PM
London.
SAVING JASON
By Peter Quilter
3Stars ***

Park 90, The Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 3 December 2016.

Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 1 hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 8 November.

A comedy not beyond saving
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 04:03 PM
London
Andy Jordan Productions, Elysium Theatre Company
Strindberg’s Women: The Stronger, and Storm (London Premiere): Two plays by August Strindberg
Translated by Michael Meyer
Jermyn Street Theatre to 26 November
4stars****


Runs 1h 45m with interval
Review: Tom Aitken 8 11 16

About the women, but about more than the women
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 03:52 PM
London.
DRONES, BABY, DRONES
A double bill
THIS TUESDAY
by Ron Hutchinson and Christina Lamb.
THE KID
by David Greig.
3Stars ***

The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 26 Novem ber 2016.

Mon-Tues 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1 hr 35 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 7 November.

Killing by proxy, men, women and machines
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 06, 2016 - 11:46 AM
London
KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare.
4 Stars ****

The Old Vic, The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8NB to 3 December 2016.

Mon-Sat 7pm. Mat Sat 1pm.
Runs 3 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS:
www.oldvictheatre.com
Review: William Russell 5 November.

Monarch of all she surveys
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, November 03, 2016 - 10:29 AM
London.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.
3Stars***

St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA to 3 December 2016.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Thurs & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 2 November.

Yet another ancient Off Broadway musical
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 10:01 AM
London
FOOL FOR LOVE
by Sam Shepherd.
4Stars****

Found, 111 Charing Cross Road, LondonWC2H to 17 December, 2016.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 70 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7478 0100.
www.found111.co.uk
Review: William Russell 31 October.

A first rate revival strongly cast
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 31, 2016 - 03:25 PM
London
MAGNIFICENCE
by Howard Brenton.
4Stars ****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 19 November 2016.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2 hrs One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 October.

Thrilling revival finely acted
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 31, 2016 - 02:49 PM
London, Kingston
All My Sons: Arthur Miller
Rose Theatre, Kingston to 19 November
4stars****


Runs 2h 10m with interval
Review: Tom Aitken 29 10 16

Expert ensemble reveals all the details of this remarkable play.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 05:33 PM
London
AMADEUS
by Peter Shaffer.
4Stars ****

The Olivier, the National Theatre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX to 2 February 2017. Check dates with theatre.

Runs 3 hrs One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8033 7360.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
Review: William Russell 27 October

A fine revival of a great play
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 05:03 PM
London
THE RED BARN
By David Hare
Based on the novel Le Main by Georges Simenon.
Three stars ***

The Lyttelton, the National Theatre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX to 2 February. (Check dates with theatre.)

Runs 1 hr 50 mins. No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8038 7360.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
Reviews: William Russell 28 October.

A low powered barnstorming thriller
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:10 AM
London.
SIDE SHOW
Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell. Music by Henry Krieger.
Additional Book Material by Bill Condon.
4 Stars ****

Southwark Playhouse, The Large, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 3 December 2016.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm/
Runs 2hr 25 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407.0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 26 October.

A superb double act in interesting musical
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:42 AM
London
Blue Heart (two plays, Heart’s Desire and Blue Kettle) by Caryl Churchill
4Stars****

Orange Tree Theatre Richmond, London, to 22 10 16

Runs 1hr 40 with interval
Review: Tom Aitken, 20 October 2016

Exhilarating - why not give it a go?

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:40 AM
London
AFTERTHREE SISTERS
by Neil Smith.
3Stars ***

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 5 November 2016.

Tues-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 October.

Three weird sisters and a doctor
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 03:21 PM
London.
MOBY DICK
Book, Music & Lyrics by Hereward Kaye & Robert Longden.
2stars**

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 12 November 2016.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 18 October.

A whale of a carry on
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:05 AM
London
RAGTIME
Book by Terrence McNally. Music by Stephen Flaherty. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.
5 Stars *****

Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL to 10 December 2016.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed 2.30pm & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETSA: 0844 930 650.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 17 October.

A Ragtime to rave about-with a stunning central performance.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 03:31 PM
London
Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses
Steven Berkoff
4stars****

Trafalgar Studio, to 05 11 16

Runs 90 minutes without interval
Review: Tom Aitken, 11 October 2016

Stylish presentation of difficult lives
460 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 04:39 PM
London
The Autumn Garden: Lillian Hellman
4Stars****

Jermyn Street Theatre, London, to 29 10 16

Runs 2hr 35 with interval
Review: Tom Aitken, 8 October 2016

Reflective drama-comedy or tragedy? Both
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 09:42 AM
London
THIS LITTLE LIFE OF MINE
Music by Charlie Round-Turner Book by Michael Yale
4Stars ****

Park 90, The Park Theatre to 29 October

Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP.
Tues – Sat 7,45 pm Mat Thur & Sat 3.15 pm
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk

Summer and sunshine and falling in and out of love
474 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 03:09 PM
London.
BOYS IN THE BAND
By Matt Crowley
4Stars ****

Park Theatre to 30 October 2016

9 Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP
Tues – Sun 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2 hr 10 mins One Interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk

And on tour –
The Lowry, Salford – 3-6 November.
Theatre Royal, Brighton, 8-12 November.
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 14-19 November.

Review: William Russell 4 October.

All boys together in a historic play.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 03, 2016 - 10:54 AM
London
DANGER: MEMORY!
I Can’t Remember Anything & Clara
by Arthur Miller.
3Stars***

Theatro Technis To 25 10 16.

26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7387 6617.
www.theatrotechnis.com
Review: William Russell 2 October.

Losing one’s mind
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 03, 2016 - 10:44 AM
London.
ADDING MACHINE
Music by Joseph Schmidt
Libretto by Jason Loewith & Joseph Schmidt
Based on The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice.
4 Stars ****


The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to October 29, 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.3opm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm/
Runs 95 mines No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 1 October

Adds up to a musical not to miss
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:24 PM
London
TOY SOLDIER
by Jonathon Crewe.
3Stars ***

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre to 08 10 16

410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH.
Tues – Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1 hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review William Russell 20 September.

Something of a moral maze; absorbing
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:08 PM
London
Torn
A new play by Nathaniel Martello-White
4Star****

Royal Court Theatre, to 15 October 2016

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Runs: 1hr 30 without interval

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 26, 2016:

Mesmerising, nuanced jig-saw puzzle
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 03:56 PM
London.
Floyd Collins
Book by Tina Landau Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel.
Four Stars ****

Wilton’s Music Hall to 15 October 2016

1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7702 2789.
www.wiltons.org.uk
Review: William Russell 28 September.

Buried alive – a much revived musical
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 03:38 PM
London
NEVER THE SAME
by Lily Lowe-Myers.
3Stars ***

Bridewell Theatre to 07 10 16

14 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ
Tues-Fri 1pm.
Runs 50 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7353 3331
www.billeto.co.uk
Review: William Russell 28 September.

Whatever happened to baby Jonah?
235 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 03:21 PM
London
THE LIBERTINE
By Stephen Jeffreys
3Stars ***

Theatre Royal to 3 December

Haymarket, London SW1 4HT
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7930 8800
www.trh.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 September.

Going spectacularly to the bad.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 07:35 PM
London
Pilgrims
A new play by Elinor Cook
4Star****

The Yard Theatre to October 15

Unit 2a, Queen’s Yard,
Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
 
8pm

Runs: 70mins without interval

TICKETS: www.theyardtheatre.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 27, 2016:

Strong writing matched with a strong production
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:02 AM
London
Imogen
By William Shakespeare
3Star***

Shakespeare’s Globe to October 16

21 New Globe Walk,
Bankside,
London SE1 9DT

Runs: 2hrs 40mins incl interval

TICKETS 020 7401 9919 or 0871 297 0749 (booking fee applies)
In person: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm (8pm on perf days);
Sundays: 10am-5pm (7pm on perf days)
On-line: www.shakespearesglobe.com

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 23, 2016:

Bold, sometimes but not always, successful.
589 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 03:00 PM
London
Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
A new play by Suzan-Lori Parks
4Star****

Royal Court Theatre to October 22

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Runs: 3hrs with one 20min interval
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen Sept 22, 2016:

By turns surprising and powerful
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 02:50 PM
London
The Complete Deaths
presented by Spymonkey
Adapted by Tim Crouch
4Star****

Assembly Hall to Oct 1, then touring

Shoreditch Town Hall
380 Old Street
London EC1V 9LT

http://shoreditchtownhall.com
http://spymonkey.co.uk/the-complete-deaths.html 
#SpymonkeyComedy

@SpymonkeyComedy


Runs: 2hrs 20mins including 20 min interval

TICKETS:
On-line: www.shoreditchtownhall.com
Enquiry or further info: 0207 739 6176

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 21, 2016:

Controlled mayhem, and great fun
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 02:34 PM
London
OUT THERE
Book, music & lyrics by Elliot Davis & James Bourne.
3Stars ***

The Union Theatre to 08 October

204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX to 8 October 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 24 September.

A musical show out of this world
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:05 AM
London
The Woman in Black
Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill
4Star****

Richmond Theatre until 24 September

Runs 2hs 20 with interval
TICKETS 0844 871 7651
www.atgtickets.com/richmond

Review: Tom Aitken, 20 September 2016

Still the power to shock all ages.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:58 AM
London
No Man’s Land
By Harold Pinter
4Star****

Website: www.NoMansLandThePlay.com
Instagram: instagram.com/nomanslandplay
Twitter: twitter.com/NoMansLandPlay
Facebook: www.facebook.com/No-Mans-Land-358999847603550/

Wyndham’s Theatre to 17 December

32 Charing Cross Road,
WC2H 0DA

Runs: 2hrs with interval

TICKETS Box office: 0844 482 5120
www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 17, 2016:

A bleak landscape, unsettling resonances.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 19, 2016 - 09:31 AM
London

Things I Know To Be True
A new play by Andrew Bovell
5Star*****

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith to 01 10

King Street,
Hammersmith,
W6 0QL

Runs: 2hrs 20 incl interval

Tickets: 020 8741 6850
On-line: www.lyric.co.uk

www.franticassembly.co.uk 

@franticassembly


Review: Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 16, 2016:

A model of dramatic detail
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:54 AM
London (RSC)
The Alchemist
By Ben Jonson
With new prologue and revised script by Stephen Jeffreys
4Star****

Barbican Theatre to 01 October

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

Runs: 2hr 30 mins including 20 min interval

Box office: 020 7638 8891
www.barbican.org.uk
www.rsc.org.uk/barbican

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen Sept 14, 2016:

A play very much for today; light the touch paper and stand clear!
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:03 AM
London
Jess and Joe Forever
A new play by Zoe Cooper
3Star***

#JessandJoe

@farnhammaltings

@OrangeTreeThtr

Orange Tree Theatre to 08 October

1 Clarence Street,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 2SA

Runs: 1hr 5mins without interval

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 8940 3633
On-line: www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of perf seen Sept 12, 2016:

Strong script that loses somewhat in performance
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:20 AM
London
Labyrinth
A new play by Beth Steel
4Star****

Hampstead Theatre to 08 October 2016

Eton Avenue,
Swiss Cottage,
London NW3 3EU

Box Office: 020 7722 9301
Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm
Online: www.hampsteadtheatre.com

Runs: 2hr 35mins with interval.

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 8, 2016:

Atmospheric-with something to say
558 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:01 AM
London
Close Quarter Productions and Jermyn Street Theatre present
The Dover Road
by A.A. Milne
4 Stars****

Jermyn Street Theatre

Tue, 6th September - Sat, 1st October
Running Time 2 hours, with one interval
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday Matinees 3.30pm
Review: Tom Aitken 10 September

Something of a surprise
373 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 09, 2016 - 02:54 PM
London
The Inn at Lydda
A new play by John Wolfson
3Star***

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to 17 September

Shakespeare’s Globe,
21 New Globe Walk,
Bankside,
London SE1 9DT


Runs 2hrs incl interval

TICKETS 020 7401 9919 or 0871 297 0749 (booking fee applies)
In person: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm (8pm on perf days);
Sundays: 10am-5pm (7pm on perf days)
On-line: www.shakespearesglobe.com

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 8, 2016:

Nice parts, but not sure it all adds up
635 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 09:44 AM
London
BROKEN STRINGS
by Joe Wenborne
3Stars***

The Tabard Theatre to 26 September

2 Bath Road, Turnham Green, London W4 11W.
Tues-Sat 7.30 Mat 24 Sept 4pm.
Runs 1hr 20 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0208 995 6035
www.tabardtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 7 September.

Life after Susan-a good evening's entertainment
333 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 09:33 AM
London
Diary of a Madman
By Al Smith, after Gogol
4Star****

Gate Theatre to Sept 28

Notting Hill
Above The Prince Albert Pub,
11 Pembridge Road, London,
W11 3HQ

Runs: 1hr 40mins without interval

Box Office: 020 7229 0706

In person booking and ticket collection is only available on the day of performance from 1hr before show

www.gatetheatre.co.uk


@gatetheatre

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 6, 2016:

Naughty, irreverent, pointed – and marvellous
568 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 09:39 AM
London
VANITIES
Book by Jack Heifner Music and Lyrics by David Kirshenbaum
4 Stars****

Trafalgar Studio 2 to 1 October 2016

14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 6 September.

Three smart girls sparkle – it's all in the performances

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 03:33 PM
London
House & Amongst The Reeds
A double-bill of new plays by Somalia Seaton and Chino Odimba
3Star***

The Yard Theatre to 17 September

Unit 2a, Queen’s Yard,
Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
 
8pm

Runs: 2hrs with interval

TICKETS: www.theyardtheatre.co.uk

#CBdoublebill
#HouseThePlay
#AmongstTheReeds

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 6, 2016:

Emerging artists with undoubted talent
516 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 03:17 PM
London
La Boheme
A new adaptation by Adam Spreadbury Maher and Becca Marriott
4 Star****

King’s Head Theatre to October 8

115 Upper Street
Islington
London N1 1QN

Runs: 2h 35m. 15 min interval

Box Office: 020 7226 8561
www.kingsheadtheatre.com

 
Review by: Ian Spiby. Perf seen Sept 5, 2016:

The best La Boheme I have ever seen; mmoving and convincing
530 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 05:46 PM
London
Counting Stars
A new play by Atiha Sen Gupta
3Star***

Theatre Royal Stratford East to Sept 17

Gerry Raffles Square,
London E15 1BN

Runs: 65mins no interval

Box Office: 020 8534 0310
www.stratfordeast.com
http://www.stratfordeast.com/whats-on/all-shows

Facebook: theatreroyalstratfordeast   
Twitter: @stratfordeast #countingstars 
 
Review by: Carole Woddis of perf seen Sept 1, 2016:

Another welcome work
500 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:31 PM
Richmond
Movingstage presents
The Ancient Mariner
by S.T. Coleridge
a dramatic monologue by Howard Colyer.
4 Stars****

Puppet Theatre Barge, Puppett Theatre Barge

87 Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 6UT
Phone: 020 7249 6876
Mobile: 07836 202 745
Runs 90 mins One interval.
September 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24, 30 & October 1 at 7.30pm

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.puppetbarge.com
Review: Tom Aitken 4 September

Unusual, and totally engrossing
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:08 PM
London
Burning Doors
Written by Nicolai Khalezin
Devised and performed by Belarus Free Theatre
5Star*****

Soho Theatre to 24 September 2016

21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE

Runs: 1hr 45mins without interval

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting           
On-line: www.sohotheatre.com

Belarusfreetheatre.com


@BFreetheatre
#BurningDoors

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 2, 2016:

Not for the faint-hearted, but five star fabulous
683 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 03:54 PM
London
BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN
by Zoe Lewis
1 Star *

Wilton’s Music Hall to 17 September

Grace Alley, London E1 8JB
Tues- Thurs 7.30pm. Fri 6pm & 8pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7702 2789
www.wiltons.org.uk
Review: William Russell 2 September

A night to remember – or not, as the case may be
584 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 05:23 PM
London
Waiting for Waiting for Godot
By Dave Hanson
3Star***

St James Studio to 24 September

Tkts: 0844 264 2140
Info: www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Runs: 1h 30m, one interval

Review: Tom Aitken, 01 September 2016

Entertaining, and the actors draw you in.
387 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 02:24 PM
London
THE NAKED MAGICIANS
Created by Christopher Wayne, Mike Tyler & Sam Klingner
Based on an original concept by Simon Painter.
3 Stars***

Trafalgar Studios to 24 September

Whitehall, London SW1A 2DX.
Mon – Thurs 8pm. Fri 6pm & 9pm Sat 5pm & 8pm.
Runs 1hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 1 September.

Conjuring up a storm in the henhouse
356 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 09:33 AM
London
Unfaithful
A new play by Owen McCafferty
4Star****

Found111 to Oct 8

Charing Cross Road,
London WC2H 0BE
 
Runs 75mins no interval
 
Box office: 020 7478 0100
www.found111.co.uk

Personal callers Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Soho Theatre
21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE

twitter/Facebook/Instagram

@found111ldn

@EmilyDobbsProd

Review by: Carole Woddis of perf seen Aug 31, 2016:

Unwaveringly on course, bursting with humanity
511 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 09:24 AM
London
IF WE GOT SOME MORE COCAINE
I COULD SHOW YOU HOW I LOVE YOU
by John O’Donovan
3Stars***

The Old Red Lion Theatre to 24 September

418 John Street, Islington, London EC1V 4NJ
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 31 August 2016

A spellbinding night on the tiles
360 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 05:13 PM
London
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by William Shakespeare
3Stars ***

The reFASHIONed Theatre 50 24 September

Selfridges & Co, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: www.selfridges.com
Twitter @factionTheatre,


@ Selfridges,#GetTheeToASelfridges
Review: William Russell 26 August

Quite a fashionista Do in the basement
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 26, 2016 - 02:17 PM
London
They Drink It In The Congo
A new play by Adam Brace
3Star***

Almeida Theatre to Oct 1

Islington,
London N1 1TA

Runs: 2hrs 45mins with one interval

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours)
In person: 10am-7.30pm (Mon-Sat)
On-line: www.almeida.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 24, 2016:

Set adrift, so not going anywhere
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:18 PM
London
THE TRIAL
by Franz Kafka
a dramatic monologue by Howard Colyer.
3 Stars***

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre to 27 August

410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH
7.45pm
Runs 60 mins No interval.

TUICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.ticketsource.co.uk



@6086Pub
Review: William Russell 25 August.

Kafka’s novel strikingly done
285 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:31 AM
London & Tour
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Book & Lyrics Howard Ashman.
Music Alan Menken
3Star***

New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon SE19 1QG to 27 August 2016 and then on tour to 22 November,


Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8545 7900
www.Atgtickets.com
www.littleshopuktour.com
Full tour dates below

Review: William Russell 23 August.

The little shop is back in business and blooming.
570 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:07 AM
London
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
Adapted by Michael Morpurgo & Emma Rice
4Star****

Shakespeare’s Globe to Sept 11

21 New Globe Walk,
Bankside,
London SE1 9DT

Runs 2hrs 30mins incl 15min interval

TICKETS 020 7401 9919 or 0871 297 0749 (booking fee applies)
In person: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm (8pm on perf days);
Sundays: 10am-5pm (7pm on perf days)
On-line: www.shakespearesglobe.com

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 19, 2016

Splendid, and splendidly inventive
621 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 09:34 AM
London
ALLEGRO
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
4 Stars ****

Southwark Playhouse to 10 September

78-83 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BO to 10 September 2017.
Mon – Sat 7.30 pm Mat Tues & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hrs 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 August.

A first rate revival to enjoy against all the odds
636 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 12:29 PM
London
GROUND HOG DAY
Book by Danny Rubin.
Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin.
4 Stars ****

The Old Vic to 17 Sept

The Cut, London SE1 8NB
Mon – Sat 7.30 pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm/
Runs 2hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7628
www.oldvictheatre.com

Review: William Russell 17 August

This day could last for ever. A really good GB musical.
613 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 09:53 AM
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 10:31 AM
London
MARILYN & SINATRA
by Sandro Monetti
1 Star *

Jermyn Street Theatre to 21August

16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Thu, Sat & Sun 4pm.
Runs 50 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 15 August.

Even Burke and Hare would balk at this.
365 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 10:10 AM
London
Screens
A new play by Stephen Laughton
4Star****

Theatre 503, to Sept 3

Battersea Park Road,
SW11 3BW

Runs: 65 mins without interval.

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7978 7040
online: www.theatre503.com


@Screenstheplay
#screens503

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 12, 2016:

Not perfect, but a strong voice with something to say
519 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 12, 2016 - 10:28 AM
London
THE BURNT PART BOYS
Book by Marianna Elder, Music by Chris Miller, Lyrics by Nathan Tysen.
4Stars ****

Park 90, The Park Theatre TO 03 09

Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 3 September 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 1hr 45 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 11 August.

A splendid musical adventure into the woods in West Virginia
582 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 09:49 AM
London
Yerma
By Simon Stone after Federico Garcia Lorca
4Star****

Young Vic Theatre To Spet 24

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ


Runs: 1hr 40 mins without interval

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 9, 2016:

Billie Piper keeps surprising us
548 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 05:45 PM
London
CONTROL+ALT+DELETE
by Emma Packer
3Stars ***

Camden People’s Theatre to 16 August

58-60 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2PY to 16 August 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm
Runs 60 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7419 4841
www.camdenfringe.com

Review: William Russell 9 August.

Girl in trouble slowly reveals why
232 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 09:56 AM
London
Part of Encampment
White Rabbit Red Rabbit
By Nassim Soleimanpour
4Star****

Southbank Dome

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd,
London SE1 8XX


Tickets: 020 7960 4200 
www.southbankcentre.co.uk/

Ran: 60 mins without interval

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 7, 2016:

Powerful and immediate
494 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 12:51 PM
London
TREASURE ISLAND
by Daniel Winder
based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson
4Stars****

St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden to 28 August

London to28 August 2016.
Wed-Sat 7pm Mat Mon, Thu, Sat, Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: www.tickets@iristheatre.com
Review: William Russell 6 August.

Timbers shiver splendidly as Long John Silver sails again-and a reviewer's unplanned appearance.
504 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 12:18 PM
London
Spitting Image
By Colin Spencer
3Star***

King’s Head Theatre to Aug 27

115 Upper Street,
London, N1 1QN

Box Office: 0207 226 8561
boxoffice@kingsheadtheatre.com

Twitter: @KingsHeadThtr

Runs: 2hrs 10mins with interval

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 5, 2016:

Groud-breaking in its day, but is it the best choice of revival?
518 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 09:42 AM
London
THE PAST IS A TATOOED SAILOR
by Simon Blow
2Stars **

Old Red Lion Theatre to 28 08

418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ to 28 August 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30 pm Mat Sat 2.30 pm & Sun 3 pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4307.
www.ticketweb.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 August.

Decadence fails to dazzle in dire play
569 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 05, 2016 - 09:16 AM
London
THE COLLECTOR
by Mark Healy
from the novel by John Fowles.
3 Stars ***

The Vaults to 28 08 16

Leake Street, London SE1 7NN to 28 August 2016.
Tues- Sunday 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 02078 401 9603.
www.thevaults.london
Review: William Russell 4 August.

Nice performances but less than perfect play
428 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 03:13 PM
London
LIFE THROUGH A LENS - EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL
Book, music and lyrics by Mike Dyer
Two stars **

St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA to 27 August 2016.

Mon-Sat 7.30 pm Mat Tues & Wed 2.30pm/
Runs 2hr 20 mins.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 July.

Every picture tells a story but this one is not worth telling
621 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 02:37 PM
London
A Doll’s House
after Henrik Ibsen, concept and direction by Fix&Foxy (DK)
4Star****

Secret venue


Runs: 1hr 15 mins without interval.

For further information: www.theatreofeurope.org.uk
More perfs in September-December
Twitter: @theatreofeurope

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen July 26, 2016:

Thrilling perspectives
462 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 03:57 PM
London

Pigs & Dogs
By Caryl Churchill
3Star***

Royal Court Theatre To July 30

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Runs: 15 mins
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen July 22, 2016:

Something to say, but problematic
481 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 03:45 PM
London
BABES IN ARMS to 7 August.
Music by Richard Rogers Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Book by Rogers & Hart. Adapted by James Guare.
3 Stars ***

Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre to 07 August

53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17 4SA to 7August 2016.
Tues-Sun 7.30pm Mat Sun 2.30pm
Runs 2hr 10 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8520 8674
www.allstarpro.co.uk
Review: William Russell 24 July.

Brash, bouncy babes and great tunes
708 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:07 PM
London
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
4stars ****

Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park To 27 August

London NW1 4NU to 27 August 2016.
Mon – Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 2.15pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

Tickets: 0844 826 4242
www.openairtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 22 July.

Judas Iscariot rocks and is the superstar
553 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:07 AM
London
Unreachable
A new play by Anthony Neilson
4star****

Royal Court Theatre to August 6

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Runs: 2hr 20 mins with one 20min interval
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen July 20, 2016:

Irritating and mesmerising in equal measures
517 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:35 AM
London
SOME GIRL(S)
by Neil LaBute.
4Stars ****

The 90, Park Theatre to 6 August
to 6 August 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thur & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS:020 7870 6876.
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 July.

Provocative portrait of a predatory male.
518 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 02:46 PM
London
London
THE FIX
music by Dana P Rowe, book and lyrics by John Dempsey.
4 Stars ****

The Union Theatre to 06 August

229 Union Street, London SE1 OL3, to 6 August 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thurs, Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre,biz

Review: William Russell 16 July.

Dazzlingly directed revival superbly performed
621 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 02:24 PM
London
STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
by Markus Potter & David Holthouse
additional writing Santino Fontana, Shane Zeigler & Shane Stokes.
3 stars ***

Southwark Playhouse To 06 August

The Little, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 6August 2016.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Tues & Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.soutwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Willliam Russell 15 July.

Impressive, heart-rending tale of child rape
643 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 15, 2016 - 10:20 AM
London
THE KREUZER SONATA
by Leo Tolstoy, adapted by Nancy Harris.
4Stars ****

The Arcola Theatre to 23 July

24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 23 July

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 13 July.

Greg Hicks on superb form; something special.
307 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 02:12 PM
London
THE STRIPPER
Book by Carter Brown, music by Richard Hartley, Lyrics by Richard O’Brien.
4 Stars ****

St James Studio: to 13 August

12 Palace Street, London SW1 5JA to 13 August 2016.
Mon-Thurs 8pm. Fri& Sat 5pm & 8.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 July.

Detectives, dames, homicides and low life set deliciously to music
506 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 11, 2016 - 03:22 PM
London
TITUS ANDRONICUS
by William Shakespeare
3Star***

The Rose Playhouse to 30 July

56 Park Street, London SE1 9AR to 30 July 2016.
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins No interval.
TICKETS: 020 7261 9565
www.roseplayhouse.org.uk

Review: William Russell 9 July.

Mayhem, glorious mayhem and gore galore.
490 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 02:49 PM
London
I’M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD
by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford
4Stars****

Jermyn Street Theatre to 23 July

16b Jermyn Street, London SW1 6ST to 23 July 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval/

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.com
Review: William Russell 9 July.

A dazzling and tuneful battle of the sexes.
508 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 02:35 PM
London
CARGO
by Tess Berry-Hart.
3Star***

Studio 2, The Arcola to 06 August

24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 6 August 2016.
Mon –Sat 8pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com

Review: William Russell 8 June.

Challenging tale about the asylum crisis
422 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 02:14 PM
London
Needles and Opium
By Robert Lepage
English translation by Jenny Montgomery
4Star****

Barbican Theatre to July 16

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

Runs: 1hr 35 mins, no interval

www.barbican.org.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen July 7, 2016:

Testament to the playwright's impact
691 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 08, 2016 - 04:08 PM
Birmingham and London
WOT? NO FISH!!: Devised by Danny Braverman & Nick Philipou
5Star*****

Birmingham Rep: 7 & 8 July 2016, & Battersea Arts Centre

Runs: 1h 20m, no interval
BO (Birmingham): 0121 236 4455
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Also Battersea Arts Centre 11 – 16 July
www.bac.org.uk/content/41808/whats_on/whats_on/shows/wot_no_fis

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 07 07 16

Such love, it takes your breath away
341 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 09:38 AM
London
PETER SCHLEMIEL
by Mathew Bosley
based on the novella by Adelbert von Chamisso.
Three stars ***

Theatre N16, The Bedford to July 7

77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD to 7 July 2016.
Mon – Thurs 7.30pm
Runs 50 mins No interval.

TICKETS: www.ticketsource.co.uk/theatren16

A lost boy without a shadow
359 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 10:01 AM
London
French Without Tears,
By Terence Rattigan
4Stars ****

Orange Tree Theatre to July 30

1 Clarence Street,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 2SA

Runs: 2hrs 15mins including 20 min interval

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 8940 3633
On-line: www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk

Review: Carole Woddis of perf seen July 4, 2016:

Beneath the surface a lot is going on
600 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 04, 2016 - 11:10 AM
London
The Deep Blue Sea
By Terence Rattigan
4Star****

Lyttelton Theatre,to September 21

National Theatre,
Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

Runs: 2hrs 45 mins incl 20 min interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.30am-8pm
On-line: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen July 1, 2016:

A multi-storied and multi-layered production.
523 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 05:08 PM
London
Boys Will Be Boys
A new play by Melissa Bubnic
3 Stars ***

Bush Hall to July 30

310 Uxbridge Road
London W12 7LJ

Runs: 1hr 50mins without interval

TICKETS: 0208 743 5050
www.bushtheatre.co.uk
www.headlong.org.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 30, 2016:

A ferocious attack
546 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 04:59 PM
London
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by William Shakespeare.
4 Start ****

St Paul’s Church to 22 July

Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED to 22 July 2016.
Runs 2hr 30 Mins One interval.

TICKETS: www.iristheatre.com
Review: William Russell 1 July.

Beatrice and Benedick strike sparks
573 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 01, 2016 - 07:57 PM
London
Faith Healer
by Brian Friel
4 Stars ****

Donmar Warehouse to Aug 20

41 Earlham Street,
London WC2H 9LX

Runs: 2hr 15mins incl 15 min interval


Tickets: 0844 871 7624 (Booking fee of £2.50 per transaction)
Telephone Mon-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm
In person, Mon-Sat, 10am-curtain up (No booking fee)
www.donmarwarehouse.com


Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 29, 2016:

Brutal exposures
508 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 01, 2016 - 06:03 PM
London
Henry V
By William Shakespeare
Four Stars ****

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre to 09 July

Inner Circus,
Westminster
NW1 4NU

Runs: 2hr 35 with 20min interval

TICKETS: 0844 826 4242 
On-line: www.openairtheatre.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 28, 2016:

Traditional lines,with contemporary pointers
655 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 01, 2016 - 05:51 PM
London
SCREW
by Kathryn O’Reilly.
Three Stars ***

Theatre 503, To 23 July

The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW to 23 July 2016.
Tues – Sat 7.45pm.
Run 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 31 June.

Powerful tale about women screwing around
444 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:38 AM
London
UGLY LOVELY
by Ffion Jones.

Three Stars ***

The Old Red Lion Theatre To 16 July

413 St John Street, Islington, London EC1V 4NJ to 16 July 2016.
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 June.

A grim but hilarious tale of girls on the loose in Swansea
449 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:24 AM
London
Cuttin’ It
A new play by Charlene James

Royal Court Theatre, To July 9

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Runs: 1hr 15 without interval

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 27, 2016:

A timely award-wnner
549 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:13 AM
London
The Truth
by Florian Zeller
in a version by Christopher Hampton.

Wyndham’s Theatre to 6 August

Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA to 6 August 2016.
Mon – Sat 8pm. Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk
Review: William Russell 27 June.

Elegant farce about lies, infidelity and what comes after.
428 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, June 27, 2016 - 02:16 PM
London
DANCING WITH THE DEVIL
by Aletta Lawson.

Lillian Bayliss Studio to 29 June

Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Roseberry Avenue, London EC1R 4TN to 29 June 2016.
Sun - Wed 7.45pm. Mat Wed 2.30pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7863 8000.
www.sadlerswells.com
Review: William Russell 26 June.


An enthralling tale about a radiant star
551 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:02 AM
London
It Is Easy To Be Dead
By Neil McPherson
Based on the poetry, letters and brief life of Charles Hamilton Sorley

Finborough Theatre to July 9

118 Finborough Road,
London SW10 9ED

Box Office: 0844 847 1652  
Book online at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Runs: 1h 45 min with interval

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen June 23, 2016:

A beautifully woven, rich and moving performance
582 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 02:34 PM
London
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE – Pop Up Opera
Summer tour to 30 July
.
Music by Gioachino Rossini.
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini.
Surtitles by Harry Percival.

Thames Tunnel Shaft, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF 21 June 2016.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One Interval.
Tour dates at end.

TICKETS: www.popupopera.co.uk
Review: William Russell 21 June.

Sparkling Rossini with surtitles to relish
621 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 09:00 PM
London
Wild
A new play by Mike Bartlett

Hampstead Theatre To July 16

Eton Avenue,
Swiss Cottage,
London NW3 3EU

Box Office: 020 7722 9301
Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm
Online: www.hampsteadtheatre.com

Runs: 1hr 40 mins without interval.

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 21, 2016:

A shaggy dog, or is it? Or what's a shaggy dog? What's a story? Wild
517 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 08:39 PM
London
No Villain
By Arthur Miller

Trafalgar Studios to July 23

14 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2DY

Runs: 90mins without interval

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 20, 2016:

A good news story, a great find, an excellent production.
525 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 09:02 PM
London
Richard III
By William Shakespeare

Almeida Theatre to 06 08

Islington,
London N1 1TA

Runs: 3hr 10mins no interval

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours)
In person: 10am-7.30pm (Mon-Sat)
On-line: www.almeida.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 17, 2016

It didn't used to be a problem, now the problems resonate with power
624 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 17, 2016 - 07:33 PM
London
GERTRUDE
by Howard Barker.

Theatre N 16 to 30 June

The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham SW12 9HD to 30 June 2016.
Sun – Thurs 7.30pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 07969 138899.
www.theatren16.co.uk
Review: William Russell 16 June

Another way of viewing the tragedy of Hamlet
471 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 08:54 PM
London
Late Night
Presented by Blitz Theatre Group

Greece
Part of LIFT 2016

The Pit June 15 – 18

Barbican Centre,
Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

Runs: 90mins without interval

www.barbican.org.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen June 15, 2016:

Stunning stuff
525 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 08:47 PM
London
ALADDIN
Music by Alan Menken.
Book by Chad Beguelin.
Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice & Chad Beguelin.

Prince Edward Theatre, booking to 2017

28 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4HS

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Thu, Fri & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5151 & 0806 640 8101 (free).
www.aladdinthemusical.co.uk

A lavish magic carpet ride to pantomime land
566 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 08:27 PM
London.
HOBSON’S CHOICE
by Harold Brighouse.

Vaudeville Theatre to 10 September

404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH to 10 September 2016.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Thur & Sat 2.30 pm.
Runs 2hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0330 333 4814.
www.nimaxtheatre.com

Review: William Russell 15 June

A Choice worth making– a fine revival.
489 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:32 AM
London
Phaedra(s)
After Sarah Kane, Wajdi Mouawad and J M Coetzee
France/Poland
Part of LIFT 2016

Barbican Theatre June 9 – 18

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

Runs: 3hrs 35mins incl one interval

www.barbican.org.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen June 10, 2016:

A performance of dark delights
703 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 02:10 PM
London
Minefield
By Lola Arias (Argentina)
Part of LIFT 2016

Royal Court Theatre, 2 – 11 June

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Runs: 1hr 40 mins without interval
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen June 9, 2016:

Powerful drama, uncomfortable questions.
523 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 10, 2016 - 10:25 AM
London
THE ALCHEMIST
by Ben Jonson.

The Rose Playhouse to 30 June

56 Park Street, London SE1 9AR to 30 June 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7361 9565
www.roseplaythouse.org.uk
Review: William Russell 9 June.

Fast, furious and funny farce.
412 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 09, 2016 - 11:55 AM
London
THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE
by Jim Cartwright.

The Union Theatre, to 25 June

204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX to 25 June 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30 pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 5 June.

A good play to say Goodbye to the present Union, but the show, shows its age.
546 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 10:22 AM
London
TITANIC
Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Peter Stone.
Charing Cross Theatre, to 6 August

The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL to 6 August 2016.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed 2.30pm & Sat 3pm.
Runs: 2 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 930650
www.CharingCrossTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 6 June

Titanic the musical – unsinkable.
584 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 01:45 PM
London
OFF THE KINGS ROAD
by Neil Koenigsberg.

Jermyn Street Theatre to 25 June

16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 June 2016

An implausible but well acted bucket list affair
454 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 12:45 PM
London
WALLIS – A CERTAIN PERSON
by Jennifer Selway.
Music by Simon Slater lyrics by Jennifer Selway.

Upstairs at the Gatehouse, to 26 June

Highgate Village, London N6 4BD to 26 June 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sundays 4pm/
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8340 3488.
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Review: William Russell 3 June.

He got what he wanted, she got trapped. Well worth catching.
539 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 03, 2016 - 05:24 PM
London
Stella
A new play by Neil Bartlett

Hoxton Hall to June 18

130 Hoxton St,
London N1 6SH

7.30, mat Sat 2.30pm 

Box Office: 020 7684 0060 
www.hoxton hall.co.uk

Runs: 70 mins without interval

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 2, 2016:

Theatrically tapping into current issues
525 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 03, 2016 - 09:54 AM
London
Chilcot
Presented by Lung

Battersea Arts Centre, (BAC) to June 10

Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TN

7.30pm, June 10, 5.00pm.

Running time: 2hrs 10 mins with 15 min interval

TICKETS: 0207 223 2223
On-line: www.bac.org.uk;

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen June 1, 2016:

Quick off the mark with this tribunal hearing
536 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 03, 2016 - 09:46 AM
London
Love Bombs & Apples
A new play by Hassan Abdulrazzak

Arcola Theatre to June 25

24 Ashwin Street
Dalston, London
E8 3DL

8.00pm, Sat mats 3.30pm

Runs: 90mins without interval

Box Office:  020 7503 1646 begin_of_the_skype_highligh
Online: www.arcolatheatre.com
Tuesdays – `Pay what you can' (from 6pm - subject to availability)

In person: Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 31, 2016:

Problems laid bare with unexpected twists and turns
539 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 10:01 AM
London
Human Animals
By Stef Smith

Royal Court Theatre to June 18

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.45pm; Thurs, Sat mats 3.00pm

Runs: 1hr 15 without interval

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Age guidance: 14+

Mondays all tickets £10; concs £5 off two top prices on daily standby; for 25s and under; School and HE groups of 8+; groups of 6+
Access: £12 + companion
*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Jan 27, 2016:

Prize-winning contemporary view of urgent contermporary problem
572 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 09:40 AM
London
The Forbidden Zone
Presented by Schaubühne Berlin

Barbican Theatre, May 26 – 29

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

7.45, mat Sun 3.00pm

Runs: 1hr 10mins no interval

TICKETS: 0845 120 7550
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.00am-8pm; Sun & Bank Hols 11.00am-8pm
On-line: www.barbican.org.uk/bite

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 26, 2016:

Remarkable vision – made possible with a remarkable budget
681 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 06:45 PM
London
A View from Islington North
An evening of political satire with plays by Alistair Beaton, Caryl Churchill, Stella Feehily, David Hare, Mark Ravenhill and music by Billy Bragg

Arts Theatre to July 2

6-7 Great Newport St,
London WC2H 7JB

7.30pm, mats 3.00pm, Thurs and Sat

Runs: 1hr 40mins with one interval.

TICKETS : 020 7836 8463
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 24, 2016:

This is a strange evening.
721 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:22 AM
London
Kenny Morgan
A new play by Mike Poulton

Arcola Theatre to June 18

24 Ashwin Street
Dalston, London
E8 3DL

7.30pm, Sat mats 3.00pm

Runs: 2hr 30mins with interval

Box Office:  020 7503 1646 begin_of_the_skype_highligh
Online: www.arcolatheatre.com
Tuesdays – `Pay what you can' (from 6pm - subject to availability)

In person: Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 23, 2016:

A dramatic force
539 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 08:47 PM
London
The Invi$ible Hand,
A new play by Ayad Akhtar

Tricycle Theatre to July 2

269 Kilburn High Road,
London NW6 7JR

7.30pm; mats Wed 2.00pm; Sat 3.00pm

Runs: 1hr 50mins with interval;

TICKETS 020 7328 -1000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun 2-9pm
On-line: www.tricycle.co.uk
Various discounts.

Review: Carole Woddis of performance seen May 21, 2016:

Beautifully engineered drama
548 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 08:41 PM
London
Blue/Orange
By Joe Penhall

Young Vic to July 2

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ

7.30 (except 30 May) | Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (except 18 May & 8 June)

Runs: 2hrs 20 mins without interval

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org

Discounts including under 26s (£10); free to Southwark and Lambeth residents,
phone 0207 922 2920 (Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm)

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen May 19, 2016:

Still powerful, still shockingly relevant
541 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 05:50 PM
London
Monster Raving Loony
A new play by James Graham,

Soho Theatre to June 18

21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE

7.00pm; mats Sat 2.30pm

Runs: 1hr 40mins without interval.

TICKETS : 020 7478 0100 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting           
On-line: www.sohotheatre.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 17, 2016:

An hilarious and suitable tribute to an essential Character
576 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 09:58 AM
London
The Philanderer,
by George Bernard Shaw

Orange Tree Theatre to June 25

1 Clarence Street,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 2SA

Eves 7.30pm; Thurs & Sat mat 2.30pm (no perf May 30)
                               
Runs: 2hrs 55mins with two intervals

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 8940 3633
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday
10am - 5.30pm on the Kew Road side

From 5.30 - 7pm in the theatre Box Office
From 7pm bookings and print tickets only for that evening's show
On-line: www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk

Review: Carole Woddis of perf seen May 16, 2016:

GBS: playfully pugnacious, and plenty of questions . . .
569 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 06:01 PM
London
The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise

Barbican Theatre May 12 – 14

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

7.45pm

Runs: 1hr 30 mins without interval

TICKETS: 0845 120 7550
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.00am-8pm; Sun & Bank Hols 11.00am-8pm
On-line: www.barbican.org.uk/bite

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 12, 2016:

Brilliantly directed, but questions hover in the air
690 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 05:48 PM
London
After Independence
A new play by May Sumbwanyambe

Arcola Theatre to 28 May

24 Ashwin Street
Dalston, London
E8 3DL

8.00pm, Sat mats 3.30pm

Runs: 1hr 20mins without interval

Box Office:  020 7503 1646 begin_of_the_skype_highligh
Online: www.arcolatheatre.com
Tuesdays – `Pay what you can' (from 6pm - subject to availability)

In person: Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 13, 2016:

Well argued message, but not an optimistic one
522 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, May 13, 2016 - 04:17 PM
London
Lawrence after Arabia
A new play by Howard Brenton

Hampstead Theatre to 4 June 2016

Eton Avenue,
Swiss Cottage,
London NW3 3EU

Box Office: 020 7722 9301
Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm
Online: www.hampsteadtheatre.com

7:30pm; Wed mat 2.30pm, Sat mats 3pm

Runs: 2hr 10 mins incl interval.

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 10, 2016:

Somethings old, somethings new, but a bit frustrating.
557 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 08:48 PM
London
The Flick
By Annie Baker

DorfmanTheatre to June 15

National Theatre,
Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

7.00pm; mats 1.30pm Tues, Wed, Sat; see website
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Runs: 3hrs incl 20 min interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.30am-8pm
On-line: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 7, 2016:

Quite extraordinary
529 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 08:39 PM
London
THE BUSKER’S OPERA
by Dougal Irivine.

The Park Theatre to 4 June

Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP to 4 June 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876
www.parktheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 7 May.

Tuneful satirical treat based on Gay and Brecht
529 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:44 AM
London
I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE
by J B Priestley.

Jermyn Street Theatre to 21 May

16b Jermyn Street, London SW1 6ST to 21 May 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Fri & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 10 mins Two intervals.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 9 May.

Intriguing, well played, trip back to the future
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 11:02 AM
London
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Globe to September 11

21 New Globe Walk,
Bankside,
London SE1 9DT

7.30pm, mats 2.30, Suns: 1pm & 6.30pm; check website for matinees;
www.shakespearesglobe.com

Runs 3hrs incl interval

TICKETS 020 7401 9919 or 0871 297 0749 (booking fee applies)
In person: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm (8pm on perf days);
Sundays: 10am-5pm (7pm on perf days)
On-line: www.shakespearesglobe.com

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 5, 2016:

A delicious debut Dream
622 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 04:53 PM
London
The Iphigenia Quartet
By Caroline Bird, Lulu Raczka, Suhayla El-Bushra, Chris Thorpe

Gate Theatre, Notting Hill to 21 May

Above The Prince Albert Pub,
11 Pembridge Road, London,
W11 3HQ

7.30pm; mats Sat 3pm

 Runs: Each play runs 40 mins, played as two double-bills

Box Office: 020 7229 0706

In person booking and ticket collection is only available on the day of performance from 1hr before show

www.gatetheatre.co.uk

@gatetheatre

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 3, 2016:

A powerful gamble that pays off powerfully.
776 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 09:01 AM
London
Elegy
A new play by Nick Payne

Donmar Warehouse to June 18

41 Earlham Street,
London WC2H 9LX

7.30, mats Thurs, Sat 2.30pm 

Box Office: 0844 871 7624 (Booking fee of £2.50 per transaction)
Telephone Mon-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm
In person, Mon-Sat, 10am-curtain up (No booking fee)

Runs: 1hr incl interval

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 29, 2016

Tightly packed punches
508 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 06:10 PM
London
Show Boat
New London Theatre to Jan 7 2017

Drury Lane,
London WC2B 5PW

7.30pm Tues to Sat; mats Wed, Thurs, Sat at 2.30pm

Runs: 2hrs 40mins incl 20 min interval.

TICKETS: Box Office: 0844 412 4654
Website: www.ShowBoatMusical.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 27, 2016:

Overflowing with life and energy
738 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 09:09 PM
London
Calais
A new play
By Dermot Dolan

Barons Court Theatre to 08 May

At the Curtains Up Pub,
28A Comeragh Road,
London W14 9HR

7.30pm

Runs: 90 mins without interval

TICKETS: 0208 932 4747 /
londontheatre@gmail.com;  www.wegottickets.com/Calais) 

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen April 26, 2016:

Heartfelt response to a growing tragedy
514 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 09:02 PM
London
THE TOXIC AVENGER
Book & lyrics by Joe Dipietro
Music & lyrics by David Brian
Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger.

Southwark Playhouse to 21 May

The Large, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 21 May 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Tues 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 26 April.

Terrific Intoxicating Toxic Treat
522 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 25, 2016 - 02:03 PM
London
I Am Thomas
A brutal comedy with songs

Wilton’s Music Hall to April 30

Graces Alley,
London E1 8JB

7.30pm, mats 2.30pm

Runs: 2hrs with interval.

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7702 2789
online: www.wiltons.org.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 23, 2016:

Swift, punchy, versatile
561 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 25, 2016 - 01:56 PM
London
Kings of War
Presented by Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Barbican Theatre, to May 1

Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

Runs: 4hrs 30 mins incl 20 min interval
Fri, Sat, Sun: 6.30pm, mat Sun 3.30
TICKETS: 0845 120 7550
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.00am-8pm; Sun & Bank Hols 11.00am-8pm
On-line: www.barbican.org.uk/bite

Carole Woddis: performance seen April 22, 2016:

Carole explores the big questions behind this big, discomfoting production in a feature article
1201 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 02:39 PM
London
THE SUICIDE
by Suhayla El-Bushra after Nikolai Erdman.

The Lyttleton, The National Theatre, to 25 06

Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX to 25 June 2016.
7.30pm 26 April; 4,5,6,7,11,12,13,14,20,21,23,24,25 May; 10, 11,13,14,15,22,24,25 June.
Mat 2.15pm 7, 12, 14, 21, 24 May; 11,15,23,25 June.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7452 3000
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
Review: William Russell 23 April.

Fairly funny farce that misses more sitting ducks than it hits
623 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 22, 2016 - 04:01 PM
London
Down & Out in Paris and London
Inspired by the memoir of George Orwell & Polly Toynbee’s Hard Work

New Diorama Theatre, to May 14

15-16 Triton Street,
Regents Place,
London, NW1 3BF.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm; Sat mats 2.30pm

Runs: 90 mins no interval.

TICKETS : 0207 383 9034 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting           
On-line: www.newdiorama.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 20, 2016:

Excellent adaptation, tremendous vitality
618 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 22, 2016 - 03:53 PM
London.
FUNNY GIRL
Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Book by Isabel Lennart revised by Harvey Fierstein.

Savoy Theatre, The Strand, LondonbWC2R 0ET to 8 October 2016.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7627
www.funnygirlthemusical.co.uk
Review: William Russell 21 April.

Nobody will rain on Sheridan Smith’s Parade.
552 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:41 AM
Hornchurch, London
SILVER GYM
by Nichola McAuliffe.

Queen’s Theatre, to 7 May

Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT to 7 May 2016.
Tues – Sat 8pm. Mat Sat 30 April 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 01708 443333
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 April.

Raucous, rough, ready and funny farce
505 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 07:04 PM
London
Darknet
A new play by Rose Lewenstein

The Little Southwark Playhouse to May 7

77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

8.00pm, Sat mat 3.30pm

Runs: 2hrs 20mins incl internal.

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7407 0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 18, 2016:

Big issues – and it's a bit mind-boggling
529 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 08:31 PM
London
MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD
by Charlotte Keatley.

St James Theatre to 21 May
12 Palace Street, London SW1A 5JA to 21 May 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 April’

Women’s rites and rights beautifully observed.
576 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 12:16 PM
London
OUT OF THIS WORLD
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Dwight Taylor & Reginald Lawrence.

Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre to 30 April

53 Hoe Street, London E 17 4SA to 30 April 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8520 8674.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/allstarproductions
Review: William Russell 15 April.

Oh Mr Porter what a witty show!
601 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 09:48 AM
London
Boy
A new play by Leo Butler

Almeida Theatre to May 28

Islington,
London N1 1TA

7.30pm, mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm (Apr 27, May 18)

Runs: 1hr 10mins no interval

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours)
In person: 10am-7.30pm (Mon-Sat)
On-line: www.almeida.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Apr 13, 2016:

A contemporary short, sharp shock
560 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 15, 2016 - 04:24 PM
London
TIME OF MY LIFE
by Alan Ayckbourn.

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre to 30 April

410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 30 April 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm. Mat Sat 30 April 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 14 April.

No laughing matter but lots of laughs.
551 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 09:16 PM
London
GATSBY
Book by Linnie Reedman Music and Lyrics by Joe Evans
Adapted from The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.

The Union Theatre to 30 April

204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX to 30 April 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 13 April.


Not so great Gatsby
484 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 08:58 PM
London
CYPRUS AVENUE
by David Ireland.

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs to 07 May

Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 7 May 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000
www.royalcourttheatre.com

Thought provoking play about sectarian madness; powerful performances.
455 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 08:43 PM
London
In the bar of a Tokyo hotel
By Tennessee Williams

The Arches To May 14

Villiers Street,
London WC2N 6NL

Tues-Sat 7.30pm: mats Wed 2.30pm; Sat 3.00pm

Runs: 1 ½ hrs with 15 min interval

TICKETS :
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Box office: 08444 930 650

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 12, 2016:

Glorioous fading glory
536 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:09 AM
London
The Brink,
A new play by Brad Birch

Orange Tree Theatre to 30 April

1 Clarence Street,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 2SA

Eves 7.30pm; Thurs & Sat mat 2.30pm
                               
Runs: 1hr 20mins, no interval

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 8940 3633
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday
10am - 5.30pm on the Kew Road side

From 5.30 - 7pm in the theatre Box Office
From 7pm bookings and print tickets only for that evening's show
On-line: www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk

Review: Carole Woddis of perf seen April 12, 2016:

A vanue and a play with their fingers on the pulse.
564 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 02:40 PM
London

The Caretaker
By Harold Pinter

Old Vic Theatre to May 14

The Cut,
London SE1 8NB

7.30pm Mon-Sat; mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets: By phone: 0844 871 7628
Mon-Fri 9am-7.30pm, Sat 9am-4pm & Sun 9.30am-4pm
£2.50 transaction fee (does not apply to supporters of The Old Vic)
Online: www.bookings.oldvictheatre.com

Access:
For further details log onto Text Relay
By Post
Box Office, The Old Vic, The Cut, London SE1 8NB
In Person
Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm (except when there are no performances, then the Box office will close at 6pm).

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 7, 2016:

A parade of marvellous performance in an equally marvellous play
549 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 08, 2016 - 11:24 AM
London.
SUNSET BOULEVARD
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Book & Lyrics by Don Black & Christopher Hampton.
Based on the Billy Wilder film.

The Coliseum to 07 May

St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES to 7 May 2016.
Mon- Sat 2.30pm. Mat Tues Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 0111.
www.eno.org.

Close encounters with a star
802 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 12:00 PM
London
Les Blancs
By Lorraine Hansberry
Final text adapted by Robert Nemiroff

Olivier Theatre to June 02

National Theatre,
Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

7.30pm; mats 2.00pm Tues, Thurs, Sat; see website for mats
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Runs: 3hrs incl 20 min interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.30am-8pm
On-line: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 5, 2016:

A perfect, powerful match of play and performance space
649 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 06, 2016 - 12:33 PM
London
The Non-Stop Connolly Show
By Margaretta D’Arcy and John Arden

Finborough Theatre: to April 24

118 Finborough Road,
London SW10 9ED

Box Office: 0844 847 1652  
Book online at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Sunday, 10 April 2016 at 7.00pm – Part 3.
Monday, 11 April 2016 at 7.00pm – Part 4.
Sunday, 17 April 2016 at 7.00pm – Part 5.
Monday, 18 April 2016 at 7.00pm – Part 6.

ALL DAY PERFORMANCES – COME AND GO AS YOU PLEASE
Saturday, 23 April 2016 at 12 noon –Parts 1 through 4.
Sunday, 24 April 2016 at 12 noon – Parts 5 and 6

Each part runs about 60 mins without interval

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios

Interim review by Carole Woddis of performance seen April 4, 2016

Partway through a remarkable event; too good to miss
616 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 06, 2016 - 10:35 AM
London,
HAMLET OUR BROTHER
by Julia Stubbs Hughes.
a version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.


Brockley Jack Studio to 9 April

410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 9 April 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1 hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.brockleyjack.co.uk

Review: William Russell 5 April.

After the bloodletting Horatio looks back.
370 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 04, 2016 - 10:37 AM
London
PRINCESS CARABOO
Book & Lyrics by Phil Willmott.
Music by Phil Willmott & Mark Collins.

The Finborough Theatre to 22 April

118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 22 April 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 842 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 3 April.

An enchanting musical about lovers, liars and a maiden in distress
585 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 10:51 AM
London
Reasons to be Happy
By Neil LaBute

Hampstead Theatre, to April 16

Eton Avenue,
Swiss Cottage,
London NW3 3EU

Box Office: 020 7722 9301
Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm
Online: www.hampsteadtheatre.com

7:30pm; Wed mat 2.30pm, Sat mats 3pm

Runs: 2hr 10 mins incl interval.

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen March 31, 2016:

Sharp but not too sharp, solid but not too solid, and the horses won’t be frightened
552 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 10:38 AM
London
The Fifth Column
By Ernest Hemingway

Southwark Playhouse to April 16

77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

7.30pm, Sat mat 3.00pm

Runs: 2hrs 20mins incl internal.

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7407 0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Mar 30, 2016:

Interesting choice, but the play’s its own worst enemy
625 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 01, 2016 - 10:42 AM
London.
A FLEA IN HER EAR
By Georges Feydeau
Adapted by Sacha Bush.

Tabard Theatre, to 23 April

Bath Road, London W 4 to 23 April 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 2pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8995 6035.
www.tabardtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 31 March.

Funny and inventive - Feydeau’s Flea Flies
614 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 12:36 PM
London
MISS ATOMIC BOMB
by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick & Alex Jackson-Long.

St James theatre to 9 April

12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA to 9 April 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2h3 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 16 March.

Happy radiation sickness ahead as show bombs.
612 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 12:16 PM
London
Right Now
by Catherine-Anne Toupin
translated by Chris Campbell

Bush Theatre To April 16

Uxbridge Road,
London W12 8LJ

Mon-Sat 7.30pm; mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm

Runs: 1hr 20mins without interval

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050
On-line: www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Concessions (registered unemployed and disabled) for Senior Citizens, students/under 26s, 10% off for Bush Local members and Groups.
See website.

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Mar 29, 2016:

Stylish and open-ended.
604 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 12:49 PM
London.
BUG
by Tracy Letts.


Found, to 07 05 16

111 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT to 7 May 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wes & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 74780100
www.found111.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 March.

Black comedy about what They are possibly doing to Us
520 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 12:27 PM
London
NEW AMAZONS
by Bob Boland.

Baron’s Court Theatre, to 02 April

28 Comeragh Road, London W14 9HB to 3 April 2016.
Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 5 mins. No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8932 4747.

Review: William Russell 28 March.

Men beware women and both beware the future
241 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 09:02 PM
London
Raz
By Jim Cartwright

Trafalgar Studios to 16 April

14 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2DY

7.45pm; mats Thurs, Sat 3.00pm

Runs: 60mins without interval

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Mar 24, 2016:

Packs a punch.
547 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 08:53 PM
London
ALL THAT FALL
by Samuel Beckett.

Wilton’s Music Hall to 09 April

Grace Alley, London E1 8JB to 9 April 2016.
Tues-Sat 8pm. 1, 8 & 9 April 6pm. Mat 30 March & 6 April 2.30pm.
Runs 1 hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7702 2789.
www.wiltons.org.uk
Review: William Russell 26 March.

In the dark being wonderfully enlightened
466 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 25, 2016 - 10:32 AM
London
TWELFTH NIGHT
by William Shakespeare.

The French Protestant Church to 9 April

8-9 Soho Square, London W1D 3QD to 9 April 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.

Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval.
TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.scenamundi.co.uk
Review: William Russell 23 March.

Glorious venue and a stylish production
551 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 25, 2016 - 10:13 AM
London
Made Visible
By Deborah Pearson

The Yard Theatre To April 9

Unit 2a, Queen’s Yard,
Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
 
Tues-Sat 8pm

Runs: 70 mins without interval

Tickets: http://www.theyardtheatre.co.uk/event/MadeVisible

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Mar 22, 2016:

A bold attempt to discuss the almost undiscussable
490 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 25, 2016 - 09:58 AM
London
If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Conceived by Jane Horrocks and Aletta Collins

Young Vic to April 16

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ

8pm (except Mar 25, 28); mats Wed, Sat 3pm (except Apr 6, 13)

Runs: 60 mins without interval

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org

Discounts including under 26s (£10); free to Southwark and Lambeth residents,
phone 0207 922 2920 (Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm)

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen Mar 21, 2016:

Unusual, with a rocket thrust lift-off
590 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 12:54 PM
London
BU21t
By Stuart Slade

Theatre 503, to 9 April

Battersea Park Road,
SW11 3BW

7.45pm Tues to Sat; Suns 5pm

Runs: 1hr 40 mins without interval.

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7978 7040
online: www.theatre503.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Mar 18, 2016:

The good, the bad and the very ugly
505 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 12:43 PM
London
The Truth
By Florian Zeller
In a version by Christopher Hampton

Menier Chocolate Factory to May 7

53 Southwark Street,
London,
SE1 1RU

Tue – Sat 8pm, matinees Sat and Sun 3.30pm
no perf March 20

Runs: 85 mins without interval

Box Office: 020 7378 1713 (£2.50 transaction fee per booking)
Website:  www.menierchocolatefactory.com (£1.50 transaction fee per booking)

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen March 17, 2016:

Universal human frailty turned into an elegant game.
548 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:58 AM
London
LIVING WITH THE LIGHTS ON
by Mark Lockyer.
The Young Vic (The Clare to 19 March

66 The Cut, London SE1 8L7 to 19 March 2016.
Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 10 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 22922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: William Russell 17 March.

Back from falling over the edge. Short run, but very good
295 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 11:01 AM
London
The Tempest
By William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Globe to April 22 2016

21 New Globe Walk,
Bankside,
London SE1 9DT

7.30pm; mats, Tues, Thurs Sat 2.30pm but all perfs sold out.
Some returns possibly available

Runs 2hrs 35mins incl interval

TICKETS 020 7401 9919 or 0871 297 0749 (booking fee applies)
In person: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm (8pm on perf days);
Sundays: 10am-5pm (7pm on perf days)
On-line: www.shakespeares-globe.org

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Mar 14, 2016:

Finding its own unruffled rhythm
594 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 09:47 AM
London.
COSI FAN TUTTE
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
libretto Lorenzo da Ponte.

King’s Head Theatre, to 03 April

115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN
7.30pm March 15, 7pm March 17, 19, 21,23,25,29 & 31.
3pm March 27, April 2 & 3.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 8561.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 13 March.

A welcome return to enjoy.
456 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 12:44 PM
London.
BAR MITZVAH BOY
music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Don Black, book by Jack Rosenthal revised by David Thompson.
Based on the play by Jack Rosenthal.

Upstairs at the Gatehouse, to 10 April

Highgate Village, London N6 4BD to 10 April 2016. Snd at the Radlett Centre 16 April
Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4om. Additional mats Sat 2 & 9 April 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.
The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Herts WD7 8HL on 16 & 17 April 7.30pm and 3pm on 17 April.

TICKETS: 020 8340 3488.
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Radlett Centre
01923 859291
Review: William Russell 11 March.

Still a Tiddler on the Hoof
615 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 11, 2016 - 11:00 PM
London
German Skerries
by Robert Holman

Orange Tree Theatre to 02 04 16,
1 Clarence Street,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 2SA

Eves 7.30pm; Thurs & Sat mat 2.30pm
                               
Runs: 1hr 25mins, no interval

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 8940 3633
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday
10am - 5.30pm on the Kew Road side

From 5.30 - 7pm in the theatre Box Office
From 7pm bookings and print tickets only for that evening's show
On-line: www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk

Review: Carole Woddis of perf seen March 7, 2016:

Plenty of meanings hidden away, awaiting discovery
566 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 11, 2016 - 10:53 PM
London.
10 March.
THE YOUNG VISITERS
by Daisy Ashford adapted by Mary Franklin.

The Tabard Theatre To 26 03 16
2 Bath Road, London W4 to 26 March 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 4pm. Extra performance 21 March 7.30pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8995 6035.
www.tabardtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 March.


A delightful visit to make.
353 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:27 AM
Touring
Meta
By Sarah Woods
Presented by Cardboard Citzens

Canada Water Culture Space
21 Surrey Quays Road
London SE16 7AR

7.30pm.

Running time: 90mins, no interval

TICKETS: 020 8692 4446
On-line: www.canadawaterculturespace.org.uk;

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Mar 8, 2016:

Full of amazing surprises
526 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:08 AM
London
THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY
by Thomas Middleton.

The Rose Playhouse to 27 March
56 Mark Street, London SE1 9AR to 27 March 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9565
boxoffice@roseplayhouse.org.uk
Review: William Russell 8 March.

Murder, mayhem and sexual goings on to relish
568 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 04:28 PM
London
Every One
By Jo Clifford

Battersea Arts Centre, (BAC): To March 19

Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TN

7.30pm.

Running time: 90mins, no interval

TICKETS: 0207 223 2223
On-line: www.bac.org.uk;

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen March 5, 2016:

Making the ordinary wonderful and extraordinary
529 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 09:21 PM
London
I See You (Ngiyakubona Ek Sien Jou Ndiyakubona)
By Mongiwekhaya

Royal Court Theatre to 26 March

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.45pm; Thurs, Sat mats 3.00pm

Runs: 1hr 15 without interval

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Age guidance: 14+

Mondays all tickets £10; concs £5 off two top prices on daily standby; for 25s and under; School and HE groups of 8+; groups of 6+
Access: £12 + companion
*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Mar 4, 2016:

Another triumph at the Court
626 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 09:09 PM
London.
THE CAUSE
by Jeremy James.

Jermyn Street Theatre to 26 March

16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 26 March 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm/
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.thecausejermynstreet.com
Review: William Russell 4 March.

War or Peace? A comedy of errors.
530 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 08:51 PM
London
Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare
Forced Entertainment

Barbican Theatre
,
Silk Street,
London EC2Y 8DS

Different times, 7-10pm weekdays, 12-10pm Sat & Sun

Each play runs 45-60mins, no interval

Age guidance: 14+

TICKETS: 0845 120 7550
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.00am-8pm; Sun & Bank Hols 11.00am-8pm
On-line: www.barbican.org.uk/bite

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Mar 3, 2016:

Shakespearian tall order
649 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 04, 2016 - 04:42 PM
London
Welcome Home, Captain Fox!
By Jean Anouilh in a new version by Anthony Weigh

Donmar Warehouse, to April 16

41 Earlham Street,
London WC2H 9LX

7.30, mats Thurs, Sat 2.30pm 

Box Office: 0844 871 7624 (Booking fee of £2.50 per transaction)
Telephone Mon-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm
In person, Mon-Sat, 10am-curtain up (No booking fee)

Runs: 2hr 20mins incl interval

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Mar 2, 2016:

Top drawer, but has it lost its edge?
581 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 11:28 AM
London
The Maids
By Jean Genet
Translated by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton

Trafalgar Studios, to May 21

14 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2DY

7.30pm; mats Thurs, Sat 2.30pm

Runs: 1hr 50mins without interval

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 29, 2016:

Iconic playwright, production strikes the right note
557 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 04:14 PM
London
The Patriotic Traitor
By Jonathan Lynn

Park Theatre, to March 19

Clifton Terrace
Finsbury Park,
London, N4 3JP

Evenings: Tues – Sat 7.30pm
Matinees: Sat & Sun 3.00pm

Runs: 2hrs 30 mins with 20 min interval

BOOKING INFORMATION
By phone: 020 7870 6876
Online: www.parktheatre.co.uk

Pay What You Can offer on the second Tuesday performance (in person at the box office from 6pm on the day only, subject to availability). 

£12.00 tickets on Tuesdays are available for any North London ‘N’ postcode. 
(subject to availability)

www.parktheatre.co.uk
Twitter: @ParkTheatre

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 25, 2016:

Comedy or drama? – Not quite sure
616 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 26, 2016 - 04:01 PM
THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
by Bertolt Brecht
translated by Frank McGuinness
adapted by Ricky Dukes.
Songs by Robert Locke.

The Jack Studio Theatre, the Brockley Jack, to 12 March

410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 12 March 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 50 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 066 3366.
www.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: William Russell 25 February.

The best of Brecht, stimulating and relevant
534 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 26, 2016 - 10:45 AM
London.
24 February.
FIREBIRD
by Phil Davies.

Trafalgar Studio 2 to 19 March

14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY to 19 March 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm. Mat Thur & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 765.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 24 February.


A truly powerful play for today, theatre at its best.
535 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:15 AM
London.
FOUR PLAY
by Jake Brunger.

Theatre 503, to 12 March

The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW to 12 March 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 20 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 67040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 19 February.

The seven and a half year itch; a real treat.
435 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 22, 2016 - 09:58 AM
London
A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
By Eimear McBride
Adapted for the stage by Annie Ryan

The Maria, Young Vic To March 26

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ

7.45pm, mats Wed, Sat 2.45pm

Runs: 80 mins without interval

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org

Discounts including under 26s (£10); free to Southwark and Lambeth residents,
phone 0207 922 2920 (Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm)

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 19, 2016:

Important things to learn from a quite extraordinary performance
541 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 12:26 PM
London.
CRUDE PROSPECTS
by Peter Wiedmann.

The Vault Festival, to 21 February

Leake Street, London SE1 7NN to 21 February 2016.
Performances 6pm. Mat 2.15 20 Feb.
Runs 1hr No interval.
The Festival runs to 6 March.

TICKETS: 0971 220 0260.
www.vaultfestival.com
Review: William Russell 18 February.

Curiouser and curiouser and worth it.
246 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 19, 2016 - 02:39 PM
London
MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS
Book by Terry Johnson, lyrics by Don Black, music by George Fenton & Simon Chamberlain.

Noel Coward Theatre booking to 18 June

St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4AU to 18 June 2016.
Mon & Wed-Sat 7.30pm. No performances Tues. Mat Thur & Sat 2.30 pm.
Runs 2hr 40mins. One interval.
TICKETS: 020 7759 8010.
www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk
Review: William Russell 17 February.

An experience which will leave you gobsmacked
587 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 19, 2016 - 02:19 PM
London
THE GREAT JEWISH AMERICAN SONGBOOK
written by Chris Burgess

Upstairs at the Gatehouse, to 28 Feb

Highgate Village, London N6 4BD to 28 February 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sun 4pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.
And at the Radlett Centre, Aldenham Avenue, Radlett WD7 8HL. Sun 6 March 4pm and 7.30pm.

TICKETS: 020 8340 3488.
www.upstairsatthefgatehouse.com
Review: William Russell 14 February.

Melodies galore splendidly sung.
376 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 04:29 PM
London
Uncle Vanya
By Anton Chekhov in a new adaptation by
Robert Icke

Almeida Theatre to March 26

Islington,
London N1 1TA

7.30pm, mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm (exc Mar 22)

Runs: 3hr 30 mins with three intervals

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours)
In person: 10am-7.30pm (Mon-Sat)
On-line: www.almeida.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 15, 2016:

Throwing away the rule book with good reason
550 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:08 AM
London
Battlefield
Based on the Mahabharata and the play by Jean-Claude Carrière
Adapted by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne

Young Vic Theatre to 27 Feb,

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ

7.45pm

Runs: 70 mins without interval

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org

Discounts including under 26s (£10); free to Southwark and Lambeth residents,
phone 0207 922 2920 (Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm)

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 11, 2016:

Still going strong, and still unique
560 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM
London.
THE KISSING DANCE
Music by Howard Goodall
Book & lyrics by Charles Hart.

Ye Old Rose and Crown Theatre, to 28 February

53 Hoe Street, London E17 4SA to 28 February.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs: 2hr 40mins One interval.


TICKETS: 020 8509 3880.
www.yeolderoseandcrowntheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 February.


Melodies galore in a jolly romp.
532 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 10:48 AM
London
ANDY CAPP – THE MUSICAL
Book by Trevor Peacock
Music by Alan Price
Based on the comic strip by Reg Smythe.

Finborough Theatre, to 23 Feb

118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to23 February.
Sun & Mon 7.30 Mat Tues 3pm & 15 & 22 Feb.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 7 February.

Going with the Flo; but what about its sell-by date?
579 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 12, 2016 - 02:15 PM
London.
JANIS JOPLIN: FULL TILT
by Peter Arnott.

Theatre Royal, Stratford East, to 05 03
Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN to 5 March 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2 hr 20 mins. One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8534 0310.
www.stratfordeast.com.
Review: William Russell 11 February.

Part play, part gig, perfect whole.
397 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 12, 2016 - 02:01 PM
London
Rabbit Hole
By David Lindsay-Abaire

Hampstead Theatre to March 05

Eton Avenue,
Swiss Cottage,
London NW3 3EU

Box Office: 020 7722 9301
Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm
Online: www.hampsteadtheatre.com

7:30pm; Wed mat 2.30pm, Sat mats 3pm

Runs: 2hr 10 mins incl interval.

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 9, 2016:

Meticulous performances, powerful play
514 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:47 PM
London
In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises)
By Nina Segal


Gate Theatre, Notting Hill; To Feb 27

Above The Prince Albert Pub,
11 Pembridge Road, London,
W11 3HQ

7.30pm; mats Sat 3pm

 Runs: 60 mins without interval

Box Office: 020 7229 0706

In person booking and ticket collection is only available on the day of performance from 1hr before show

www.gatetheatre.co.uk

@gatetheatre

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 10, 2016:

Power and Impact
530 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:29 AM
London.
ROADSHOW
Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman.

The Union Theatre to 05 March

204 Union Street, Southwark, London SE1 0LX to 5 March 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 10 February.

A road trip well worth taking, and a message that hits home.
524 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 09:10 AM
London.
I LOVED LUCY
by Lee Tannen.

Jermyn Street Theatre to 27 February

16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 27 February 2016.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 9 February.


Loved Lucy, Loathed Lee
418 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, February 08, 2016 - 09:42 AM
London
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
By August Wilson

Lyttelton Theatre to May 18
National Theatre

Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

7.30pm; mats 2.15; see website for mats
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Runs: 2hrs 35 mins incl 20 min interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.30am-8pm
On-line: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 4, 2016:

Full of character, packs a punch, misses a chance or two
571 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 02:31 PM
London.
6 February.
TRAINSPOTTING
Adapted by Harry Gibson from the novel by Irvine Welsh.

The King’s Head Theatre, to 27 February

115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN.
Tues-Fri 7pm & 8.30pm. Sat 5pm,7pm & 8.30pm. Sun 9pm.
On tour – MAC Rainbow Venues, Birmingham 23 March-7 April & Tobacco Factory, The Loco Klub, Bristol 6 – 17 April.
Further dates to be announced.
Runs 1hr 15mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 226 8561.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com

Review: William Russell 6 February.

Depravity, decadence, destruction, survival.
458 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 06, 2016 - 11:18 AM
London
The Master Builder
In a new adaptation by David Hare

Old Vic Theatre to March 19

The Cut,
London SE1 8NB

7.30pm Mon-Sat; mats Wed, Sat 2.30

Tickets: By phone: 0844 871 7628
Mon-Fri 9am-7.30pm, Sat 9am-4pm & Sun 9.30am-4pm
£2.50 transaction fee (does not apply to supporters of The Old Vic)
Online: www.bookings.oldvictheatre.com

Access:
For further details log onto Text Relay
By Post
Box Office, The Old Vic, The Cut, London SE1 8NB
In Person
Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm (except when there are no performances, then the Box office will close at 6pm).

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 4, 2016:

A masterfully constructed production – revelations
569 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 10:35 AM
London.
.
ONE OF THOSE
by Tom Ward-Thomas.

Tristan Bates Theatre to 13 02

1A Tower Street, London WC2H 9VP to 13 February 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15 mins. No interval.

TICKETS:
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 February.

Strangers on a train. And very funny.
460 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 10:20 AM
London

Feast
Presented by Clout

Battersea Arts Centre, (BAC) to Feb 06

Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TN

9.00pm.

Running time: 60mins, no interval

TICKETS: 0207 223 2223
On-line: www.bac.org.uk;

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 2, 2016:

Never easy, always surprising, and some sly humour
524 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 09:29 AM
London
Light
Presented by Theatre Ad Infinitum

Battersea Arts Centre, (BAC): to 13 Feb

Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TN

7.30pm.

Running time: 70mins, no interval

TICKETS: 0207 223 2223
On-line: www.bac.org.uk;

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 2, 2015:

Precise, incisive
587 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 02:06 PM
London
Pink Mist
by Owen Sheers

Bush Theatre

Uxbridge Road,
London W12 8LJ: To Feb 13

Mon-Sat 7.30pm; mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm

Runs: 2hrs with one interval

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050
On-line: www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Concessions (registered unemployed and disabled) for Senior Citizens, students/under 26s, 10% off for Bush Local members and Groups.
See website.

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 1, 2016:

Hard to capture the reality, but this play really captures it
548 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 07:30 PM
London
Escaped Alone
By Caryl Churchill

Royal Court Theatre

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat mats 2.30pm

Runs: 55mins without interval, to March 12

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Age guidance: 14+

Mondays all tickets £10; concs £5 off two top prices on daily standby; for 25s and under; School and HE groups of 8+; groups of 6+
Access: £12 + companion
*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Jan 29, 2016:

Evolutionary tales
553 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:47 AM
London.

YEN
by Anna Jordan.

Royal Court Theatre (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 13 February 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs: 1hr 40min No iinterval.

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 27 January.

Shifting meanings and shifting emotions skilfully revealed.
498 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:27 AM
London.

THE MOTHER
by Florian Zeller translated by Christopher Hampton

Tricycle Theatre 269 Kilburn High Road NW6 7JR To 12 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2pm; Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 9 Feb (+ Touch Tour 6pm).
Captioned 25 Feb.
Post-show Discussion 2 Feb.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7328 -1000.
www.tricycle.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 26 January.

Audience and characters stylishly share emotions and confusions.
481 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:17 AM
London.
JEEPERS CREEPERS
By Robert Ross.

Leicester Square Theatre Lounge

6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX to 20 February 2016.
Mon-Wed & Fri & Sat 7pm. Mat Thurs & Sat 4pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins. One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7734 2222
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
Review: William Russell 27 January.

Marvellous Marty Muddling through to the end.
426 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 02:15 PM
London
Clickbait
By Milly Thomas

Theatre 503

Battersea Park Road,
SW11 3BW

7.45pm Tues to Sat; Suns 5pm

Runs: 2hrs 10mins with an interval. To Feb 13

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7978 7040
online: www.theatre503.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Jan 22, 2016:

Telling us how it is; to great effect.
507 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 02:04 PM
London
The Pianist of Willesden Lane
Adapted by Hershey Felder
Based on the book, The Children of Willesden Lane
By Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen

St James Theatre

Palace St,
London SW1E 5JA

7.30pm; Thurs, Sat mats 2.30pm

Runs: 90mins without interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140 T.0844 264 21400844 264 2140
Online: www.boxoffice@stjamestheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Jan 21, 2016:

It may have been told before, but not like this.
567 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 22, 2016 - 02:23 PM
London.

THIS WILL END BADLY
by Rob Hayes.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 6 February 2016.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 January.

Rapid-fire spilling of frustration and desire.
427 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 18, 2016 - 08:49 AM
London.

CYMBELINE
by William Shakespeare.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 21 April 2016.
2.30pm 23, 30 Dec, 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23 Jan, 5, 12, 19, 31 Mar, 16, 21 Apr.
7.30pm 23, 29 Dec, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12-15, 19, 21-23 Jan, 4, 11, 18, 26, 30 Mar, 4, 15 Apr.
Audio-described 5 Mar 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 December.

Lively stab at ridiculous plot.
534 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 11:11 PM
London/Tour.

GOODNIGHT MR TOM
by David Wood from the novel by Michelle Magorian.

Duke of York’s Theatre St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4BG To 20 February.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed, Thu, Sat, 22 & 29 Dec 2.30pm except Wed mats 20, 27 Jan, 3, 10 Feb at 1.30pm.
TICKETS: 0844 871 3051.
www.goodnightmrtom.co.uk
then Tour to 14 May 2016.

Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 December.

A good story told with honourable tact.
703 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 04:25 PM
London.

BIG BROTHER BLKITZKRIEG
by Hew Rous Eyre & Max Elton.

Kings Head Theatre 115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN To 30 January 2016.
Mon-Sat 9pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 8561.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 16 January.

Puerile goings on in the Big Brother Room.
357 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 03:31 PM
London.

BOTALLACK O’CLOCK
by Eddie Elks.

Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John Street EC1V 4NJ To 6 February 2016.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7837 7816.
www.ticketweb.co.uk
Review: William Russell 16 January.

The fascinating bedbound life of an artist.
264 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 03:17 PM
London.

THE LONG ROAD SOUTH
by Paul Minx.

King’s Head Theatre 115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN To 30 January 2016.
Tue-Sat 7pm. Mat Sat, Sun and 28 Jan 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7226 8561.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 16 January.

Fine performances in an overwrought drama.
458 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:11 AM
London.

NAKED
by Luigi Pirandello adapted by Howard Colyer.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 30 January 2016.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: William Russell 14 January.

A death, a lie and a newspaper story.
383 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 02:26 PM
London.

FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH
by Bertolt Brecht translated by John Willett.

Union Theatre 24 Union Street SE1 0LX To 30 January 2016.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm. Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 13 January.

A message as true today as when these plays were penned.
397 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 05:52 PM
London
Stony Broke in No Man’s Land
By John Burrows

Finborough Theatre

118 Finborough Road,
London SW10 9ED

To 25 01 16

Box Office: 0844 847 1652  
Book online at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Tues 12, Sun 17, Mon 18, Tues 19,
Sun 24, Mon 25, Tues 26 Jan 2016

Sun/Mon evenings: 7.30pm, Tues mats: 2.00pm

Runs: 2hrs plus 15 min interval

Review: by Carole Woddis of perf seen Jan 11, 2016:

Infectiously spirited
621 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 11:20 PM
London.

YOUR LAST BREATH


Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 30 December 2015.
8pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 December.

Intriguing multimedia play of science and ideas.
443 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 12:26 PM
London.

ROBIN HOOD
by Trish Cooke and Robert Hyman music by Robert Hyman..

Theatre Royal Stratford East Gerry Raffles Square E15 1BN To 23 January 2016.
10am 5, 6, 11-13, 19, 20 Jan.
2pm 21-24, 26, 28-31 Dec, 2, 5-9, 11-16, 18-23 Jan.
7pm 21-24, 26, 28-31 Dec, 2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 Jan.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8534 0310.
www.stratfordeast.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 December.

Pulsating positivity with colour and cheer.
515 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 21, 2015 - 09:57 AM
London

Les Liaisons Dangereuses
by Christopher Hampton

Donmar Warehouse

41 Earlham Street,
London WC2H 9LX

7.30, mats Thurs, Sat 2.30pm 

Box Office: 0844 871 7624 (Booking fee of £2.50 per transaction)
Telephone Mon-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm
In person, Mon-Sat, 10am-curtain up (No booking fee)

Runs: 2hr 35mins incl interval, to Feb 13.

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 18, 2015:

A handsome revival
562 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 18, 2015 - 09:58 AM
London.
BEWITCHMENT – ON BLACK ICE
Devised by Nicky Scott script by Tom Whalley.

Landor Theatre

70 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH to 9 January 2016.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm. 1 January 7pm.
Adult late performances 8pm 27, 28, 29, 30 December & 9 pm 1 January.
Runs 1h 30 mins One interval

TICKETS: 020 7737 7276.
www.landortheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell.

Absolutely fabulous and delightfully awful.
511 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:49 AM
London
The Dazzle
By Richard Greenberg

Found111,

Charing Cross Road,
London WC2H 0BE
 
www.TheDazzle.co.uk

@TheDazzleLDN

7.30pm; Sat mat 3pm; no perfs Dec 24-27

Runs 2hrs 25mins incl 20 min interval, to 30 01 16
 
Box Office:  020 7478 0100
Personal callers Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (No booking fee)
Soho Theatre 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 15, 2015:

Light the blue touch paper and stand back
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:31 AM
London
Beasty Baby

Polka Theatre

240 Broadway,
London,
SW19 1SB

Check performance times/dates with the Box Office;
or at www.polkatheatre.com

Runs: 55 mins, to 03 01 16

Box Office 020 8543 4888
Book online at www.polkatheatre.com
Age Suitability
Ages 3-6

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 12, 2015:

Utterly engaging and charming dance puppetry for younger children
502 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 10:51 AM
London,
CLEMENTINE’S SEASONAL SPECTACULAR
by Mark Mander.

Rosemary Branch Theatre

2 Shepperton Road, London N1 3D7 to 10 January 2016.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm - Dec 18,21,29,30, Jan 3, 4, 6, 8. Adult performances Dec 19, 20, 22, 31 Jan 2, 7, 9, 10.
Mat 3pm – Dec 19, 20, 22, 30 Jan 2, 3, 9, 10.
Runs 1h3 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7704 2730.
www.ticketscript.com
Review: William Russell 15 December.

And now for something completely and gloriously different
398 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 14, 2015 - 10:20 AM
London.
THE TINDERBOX
by Mandy Holliday.

Charing Cross Theatre

The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC12N 6NL to 3 January 2016.
Mon - Sun 11am. 20,21,28,29 December & 3 January 1.30pm and 4pm. 22 December 2pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7930 5868.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 December.

A fun filled hour for small folk.
401 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 03:57 PM
London
You For Me For You
By Mia Chung

Royal Court Theatre,

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square,
London SW1W 8AS

Mon-Sat 7.45pm; Thurs, Sat mats 3.00pm

Runs: 2hr without interval, to January 9 2016

TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk

Age guidance: 14+

Mondays all tickets £10; concs £5 off two top prices on daily standby; for 25s and under; School and HE groups of 8+; groups of 6+
Access: £12 + companion
*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 11, 2015:

An intriguing look into the unfamiliar
609 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 02:50 PM
London.
RED RIDING HOOD
Book & Lyrics by Jake Brunger.
Music & Lyrics by Pippa Cleary.

Pleasance Theatre, Main House,

Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF to 3 January 2016.
Mon – Fri 10.30am & 1.30 pm. Sat & Sun 11am & 2pm. 21-Dec to 3 Jan Mon-Sat 11 am & 2pm. No performances 14, 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7609 1800
www.pleasance.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 December.

Into the woods for a wonderful time.
417 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 02:26 PM
London
Macbeth
By William Shakespeare

Young Vic Theatre,

66 The Cut,
London SE1 8LZ

7.45pm

Runs: 2hrs without interval, to Jan 23 2016

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org

Discounts including under 26s (£10); free to Southwark and Lambeth residents,
phone 0207 922 2920 (Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm)

Review by: Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 10, 2015:

Good intentions but the production loses its way
571 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 07, 2015 - 09:50 AM
London.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by Laura Eason ased on the novel by Jules Verne.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 17 January 2016.
2.30pm 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22-24, 26, 27, 29-31 Dec, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17 Jan.
6.30pm 20, 27 Dec, 3 Jan.
7.30pm 8-12, 15-19, 22, 23, 29, 30 Dec, 2, 5-9, 12-16 Jan.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 3 December 2015.

A delight for the seasonal festivities
564 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 02:59 AM
London.

LINDA
by Penelope Skinner.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 9 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat & 23 Dec 2.30pm.
no performance 24-28, 31 Dec 1 Jan.
Audio-described 9 Jan 2.30pm.
Captioned 5 Jan
Relaxed 19 Dec 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 December.

Elegant set and committed performances enhance a confident, yet uncertain play.
494 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 11:19 AM
London.

3 GUYS NAKED FROM THE WAIST DOWN
book and lyrics by Jerry Colker music by Michael Rupert.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 15 December 2015.
Sun-Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 June.

Naked or not, these Guys give good value.
464 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 01:26 AM
London.

THE DISTANCE
by Deborah Bruce.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street TW9 2SA To 19 December 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 12 Dec 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 3 Dec 2.30pm, 8 Dec.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 30 November.

Motherhood and female friendships well worth another look.
508 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 10:57 AM
London.

THE BALLAD OF ROBIN HOOD
by Greg Freeman.

Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 26 December 2015.
1pm 3, 10 Dec.
3pm 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 22-24, 26 Dec.
5.30pm 24 Dec.
7.30pm 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22, 23, 26 Dec.
9.15pm 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 Dec.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 November.

Southwark comes up with yet another surprise, and success, for Christmas.
480 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 30, 2015 - 01:27 AM
London.

LITLE EYOLF
by Henrik Ibsen adapted by Richard Eyre from a literal translation by Anne and Karin Bamborough.

Almeida Theatre Almeida Street N1 1TA To 9 January 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm <i~<except 1 Jan 5pm Mat Wed, Sat & 28 Dec 2.30pm.
no performance 24-26, 31 Dec.
Audio-described 12 Dec 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm), 22 Dec (+ Touch Tour 6pm).
Captioned 11 Dec.
Post-show Discussion 21 Dec.
Runs 1hr 25min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7359 4404.
www.almeida.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 27 November.

Stripped-pine clarity and bareness in Islington Ibsen.
499 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 04:42 AM
London.

THE TWELFTH BATTLE OF ISONZO & JUDITH: A PARTING FROM THE BODY
by Howard Barker.

Arcola Theatre (Studio Two), 21 Ashwin St E8 3DL To 19 December 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2 hours One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 27 November.

Completely in the dark.
475 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, November 27, 2015 - 05:29 PM
London.

PERICLES
by William Shakespeare and George Wilkins.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 21 April 2016.
2pm 13, 20, 27 Dec, 10, 17 Jan, 21 Feb.
2.30pm 28 Nov, 11 Dec.
7pm 13 Dec, 3, 10, 17 Jan, 21, 28 Feb, 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar, 3, 10 17 Apr.
7.30pm 27, 28 Nov, 10-12 Jan, 16, 30 Dec, 7, 16, 20 Jan, 1 Feb, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Mar, 14, 21 Apr.
Audio-described 17 Jan 2pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 November.

A magic-carpet ride of a story, with a magical sense of human destiny in a fine, thoughtful production.
569 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:12 AM
London.

CINDERELLA AND THE BEANSTALK
by Sleeping Trees music and lyrics by Mark Newnham.

Theatre 503 above The Latchmere 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW To 2 January 2016.
Tue–Sun 7pm (except 1 Dec 7.45pm, Mat Sat (from 5 Dec), Sun & 18, 23, 28-30 December 3pm.
no performance 24-26, 31 Dec, 1 Jan.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 70440.
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 26 November.

Inspired seasonal lunacy.
454 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 04:24 PM
London.

THE KNIGHT FROM NOWHERE/THE BELLS
by Andrew Shepherd/Leopold Lewis.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 19 December 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7570 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 November.

Fascinating glimpses of a Knight in the Victorian theatre.
489 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 11:53 PM
London

THE DIVIDED LAING (OR THE TWO RONNIES)
by Patrick Marmion

Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street Dalston E8 3DL To 12 December 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs: 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 23 November.

Profound fun and fury.
501 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 03:52 PM
London.

FAUSTAFF, or THE MOCKERY OF THE SOUL
by Diego Sosa Ortega.

Cockpit Theatre Gateforth Street NW8 8EH To 6 December 2015.
Tue-Sun 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7258 2925.
www.thecockpit.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 November.

Intriguing conception needs considerably tighter performances.
451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 04:36 AM
London.

FLOWERING CHERRY
by Robert Bolt.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 November.

First bloom of budding playwright revisited with some accomplished performances.
459 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 12:16 PM
London.

HENRY V
by William Shakespeare.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS In rep to 30 December 2015*.
7.15pm 23-28, 30 Nov-5, 18, 19, 23, 30 Dec,
Mat 1.30pm 28 Nov, 5, 19 Dec.
Captioned 2 Dec 7.15pm.
Runs 3hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7511.
www.barbican.org.uk (booking fee £3 online; £4 by’ phone).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 November.

A rich exhilarating production that points out the play's contrasts.
649 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:33 AM
London.

WASTE
by Harley Granville Barker.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 19 March 2016.
2.15pm 21 Nov, 2, 15, 30, 31 Dec, 2, 13, 16, 19 Jan, 6, 9, 17, 20, 27 Feb, 1, 10, 12, 19 Mar.
7.30pm 17-21 Nov, 1, 2, 14, 15, 29, 30 Dec, 1, 2, 4, 12-16, 18, 19 Jan, 5, 6, 8, 9, 16-20, 25-27, 29 Feb, 3, 9-12, 14, 18-19 Mar.
Audio-described 6 Feb 215pm (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm), 7 Feb.
Captioned 17Feb 2.15pm, 10 Mar 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 11 November.

Meaty, pertinent and infinitely classy.
580 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 13, 2015 - 11:09 AM
London.

FOUR MINUTES TWELVE SECONDS
by James Fritz.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 5 December 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 12 November.

Pertinent play for a social media-obsessed society.
432 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 03:03 PM
London.

BADDIES: THE MUSICAL
story and lyrics by Nancy Harris and Marc Teitler book by Nancy Harris music by Marc Teirler.

Unicorn Theatre 147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ To 24 December 2015.
10.30am 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27 Nov, 8-10, 17 Dec.
11am 3, 4, 15, 16 Dec.
1pm 13 Nov, 2 Dec,
1.30pm 6, 24 Dec.
2pm 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 24, 28, 29 Nov, 5, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23 Dec.
5pm 6 Dec.
7pm 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 22, 23 Dec.
Audio-described 19 Nov 7pm.
Integrated Sign Interpreted Performance 26 Nov, 10 Dec 2pm (sold out.
Captioned 3Dec (sold out), 12 Dec 2pm.
Relaxed Performance 20 Nov (sold out), 6 Dec 5pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7645 0560.
www.unicorntheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 November.

Baddies is, at least, a good idea.
614 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:15 AM
London.

THE DEVIL IS AN ASS
by Ben Jonson.

Rose Playhouse 56 Park Street SE1 9AR To 28 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9565.
www.info@roseplayhouse.org.uk
Review: William Russell 10 November.

Ably showing Fings are just like they used to be.
393 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 09:27 PM
London.

AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare.

OlivierTheatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 5 March 2015.
2pm 11 Nov, 5, 15, 31 Dec, 2, 9, 20, 27 Jan, 4, 6, 13, 16 Feb 1, 5 Mar.
2.30pm 6 Dec, 3, 10 Jan, 7, 14 Feb.
7.30pm 9, 10 Nov, 4, 5, 7, 14, 15, 30 Dec, 1, 2, 7-9, 11, 12, 18-21, 25-27 Feb, 1-5 Mar.
Audio-described 8 Jan, 9 Jan 2pm (+Touch Tour 12.30pm).
Captioned 19 Jan.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 7 November.

Fine for those who find a fine romance dark and grungy.
631 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 11:01 AM
London.

THE SCREENWRITER’S DAUGHTER
by Larry Mollin.

Leicester Square Theatre (Lounge) 6 Leicester Place WC2H 7BX To 29 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7pm Sun 2pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7734 2222.
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 November.

20th-century America’s seismic cultural shift in relationship where father and daughter frankly do give a damn.
451 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 12:30 PM
London.

MR FOOTE’S OTHER LEG
by Ian Kelly.

Theatre Royal Haymarket 18 Suffolk Street SW1Y 4HT To 23 January 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm no evening performance 24, 31 Dec, no performance 25, 26 Dec, 1 Jan; Mat Wed, Sat & 22, 24, 28 Dec, 7 Jan 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7930 8800.
www.trh.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 4 November.

Life and comedy in the 18th-century theatre presented with due elegance and grit.
505 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 06, 2015 - 10:30 AM
London
ELF
Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin.
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum.

Dominion Theatre

268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7AQ to 2 January 2016.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm. No performances 25 December & 1 January.
Runs 2hrs 25 mins. One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7927 0900.
www.dominiontheatre.com
Review: William Russell 4 November.

Elf and safety warning
571 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 11:52 AM
London.

CLARION
by Mark Jagasia.

Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 14 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 October.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Buy your tickets now!
470 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 10:06 AM
London.
I PLAY FOR ME
by David Cantor
KATHY KIRBY: ICON
by Tom O’Brien.

The White Bear Theatre

138 Kennington Road, London SE11 4DJ to 8 November 2015.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Sun 4pm. Mat Sat 31 October & 7 November 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10 mins One interval.

TICKETS: www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 October.


Kathy Comes Back
536 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 06:06 PM
London.

UBU AND THE TRUTH COMMISSION
by Handspring Puppet Company, Jane Taylor and William Kentridge.

The Print Room at the Coronet 103 Notting Hill Gate W11 3LB To 7 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.

TICKETS: 020 3642 6606.
www.the-print-room.org
Review: Carole Woddis 19 October.

Something to wonder at.
534 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 02:53 PM
London.

CRUSHED SHELLS AND MUD
by Ben Musgrave.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 24 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 October.

A finely-held tension finally toppled by vagueness.
453 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 10:17 PM
Richmond.

FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS
by Terence Rattigan.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Rod TW9 2SA To 21 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 7 Nov 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 22 Oct 2.30pm, 27 Oct.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 October.

A delightful night of high-class jinks.
472 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 04:38 PM
London.

A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES (OR THE GOSPEL OF TARTUFFE)
by Marcus Gardley

Tricycle Theatre 269 Kilburn High Road NW6 7JR To 14 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2pm Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 5 Nov (+ Touch Tour 6pm).
Captioned 10 Nov.
Runs: 2hr One interval.

TICKETS 020 7328 1000.
www.tricycle.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 15 October.

An achievement, despite imperfections.
522 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 03:06 PM
London.

ENCOUNTER
by Phil Willmott.

Above The Stag Theatre Arch 17 Miles Street Vauxhall SW8 1RZ To 15 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 6pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: www.abovethestag.com
Review: William Russell 16 October.

Fancy our meeting for just one fond greeting…..
441 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 02:35 PM
London.

IN THE HEIGHTS
book by Quiara Alegria Hudes music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda .

Kings Cross Theatre Goods Way King's Cross N1C 4UR To 10 April 2016.
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8pm Sat & 23, 30 Dec 8.30pm Sun 6pm. Mat Tue 3pm.
no performance 4-17 Jan.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7604.
www.intheheightslondon.com
Review: William Russell 12 October.

Hitting the heights magnificently.
515 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 03:35 PM
London.

THE FIRST MAN
by Eugene O’Neill.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 31 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 October.

Skilfully thoughtful revival of early rarity by a relentless explorer of human nature.
481 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 12:00 AM
London.

THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS
adapted by Neil Gore from Stephen Lowe’s play based on the novel by Robert Tressell.

CLF Art Café The Bussey Building 133 Rye Lane Peckham SE15 4SJ To 31 October 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7732 5275.
www.clfartcafe.org
Review: William Russell 10 October.

Workers of the world forcefully unite: both of them.
409 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, October 12, 2015 - 12:27 AM
London.

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
book by Hugh Wheeler music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
suggested by a film by Ingmar Bergman.

Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre 53 Hoe Street Walthamstow E17 4SA To 31 October 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8509 3880.
www.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: William Russell 11 October.

A summer night of romance, intrigue and death.
489 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, October 12, 2015 - 12:16 AM
London.

TEDDY FERRARA
by Christopher Shinn.

Donmar Warehouse 41 Earlham Street WC2H 9LX To 5 December 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30 Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 7 Nov 2.30pm.
Captioned 16 Nov.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7624 (£2.50 transaction fee).
www.donmarwarehouse.com
Review: Carole Woddis 9 October.

Provocative, on many levels.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, October 09, 2015 - 04:24 PM
Consensual
A new play by Evan Placey

Ambassadors Theatre

West Street,
WC2H 9ND

Runs: 2hr 15 mins incl interval (Season) to 04 12

TICKETS: Box Office
www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk
08448 112 334
or
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
020 7452 3000

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 6, 2015:

Amazing
548 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 07:36 PM
London
Medea
A new version by Rachel Cusk from Euripides

Almeida Theatre

Islington,
London N1 1TA

8pm, mats Wed, Sat 3pm

Runs: 1hr 30 mins without interval, to 14 11.

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours)
In person: 10am-7.30pm (Mon-Sat)
On-line: www.almeida.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 6, 2015:

No quarter given, no prisoners taken
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 02, 2015 - 10:01 PM
London.

STITCHING
by Anthony Neilson.

White Bear Theatre 138 Kennington Park Road SE11 4DJ To 17 October 2015.
Tue-Sat 7pm Mat Sun 4pm.
Runs 1hr 5min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7793 9193.
www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 1 October.

Sexual practices and ill-fated relationships.
424 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 07:15 AM
London.

PURE IMAGINATION - the songs of Leslie Bricusse.
devised by Leslie Bricusse, Christopher Renshaw & Danielle Tarento.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1 3JA To 17 October 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 September.

More imagination needed.
484 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 04:19 PM
London.

DINNER WITH SADDAM
by Anthony Horowitz.

Menier Chocolate Factory 53 Southwark Street SE1 1RU To 14 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7378 1713.
www.menierchocolatefactory.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 September.

Mix of domestic farce and charged political comedy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 28, 2015 - 04:13 PM
London.

THE SWEETHEARTS
by Sarah Page.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 17 October 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 26 September.

Good ingredients not fully mixed as convincing drama.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 28, 2015 - 11:16 AM
London.

HANGMEN
by Martin McDonagh.

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) Sloane Square SW1W 8AS To 10 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 10 Oct 2.30m (+ Touch Tour 1pm).
Captioned 7 Oct.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalourttheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 September.

Comedy; menace; shades of Harold Pinter don’t detract from the unique McDonagh tone.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 09:12 PM
London.

JANE EYRE
devised by the Company based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 10 January 2016.
1.30pm 3, 15, 24 Oct, 14 Nov, 5, 23 Dec, 6, 9 Jan.
2pm 4, 25 Oct, 15 Nov, 6 De, 10 Jan.
7pm 2, 3, 5, 6, 14, 15, 23, 24, 26, 27 Oct, 12-14, 16 Nov, 3-5, 7 8, 21-23, 26, 28 Dec, 5-9 Jan.
Audio-described 24 Oct 1.30pm (+ Touch Tour 12pm), 14 Nov 1.30pm (+ Touch Tour 12pm).
Captioned 25 Oct.
Runs 3hr 15min One 20 min interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 25 September.

Fine team work.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 12:17 AM
London.

KINKY BOOTS
book by Harvey Fierstein lyrics & music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper based on the Miramax motion picture written by Geoff Dean and Tim Firth.

Adelphi Theatre 411-412 Strand WC2R 0NS To 27 May 2016.
Mon- Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 3725 7060.
www.reallyusefultheatres.co.uk
Review: William Russell 17 September.

These boots are made for running.
551 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, September 18, 2015 - 11:45 PM
London.

F*CK THE POLAR BEARS
by Tanya Ronder.

Bush Theatre 7 Uxbridge Road W12 8LJ To 24 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed, Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 3 Oct 2.30pm.
Ccaptioned 9 Oct.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 16 September.

Variable temperatures in bringing climate change home.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 01:20 AM
London.

PHOTOGRAPH 51
by Anna Ziegler.

Noel Coward Theatre St Martin’s Lane WC2H 9LX To 21 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5141(no booking fee).
www.noelcowardtheatre.co.uk
(Limited number of tickets at £10 each available 10.30am for most performances, in person from the Box Office (maximum 2 per person).
Review: Carole Woddis 15 September.

From theatrical Viagra to dramatic DNA.
538 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 03:48 PM
London.

ORESTEIA
by Aeschylus new adaptation created by Robert Icke.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 1) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 7 November 2015.
Mon-Sat 7pm Mat Thu & Sat 1pm.
Runs 3hr 30min Two intervals.


TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.trafalgarstudios.com/venues/trafalgar-studios
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 September.

Bold, gripping and innovative.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 01:50 AM
London/Bristol.

AND THEN COME THE NIGHTJARS
by Bea Roberts.

Theatre 50above The Latchmere Pub 503 Battersea Park Road To 26 September.
SW11 3BW
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Sun 5pm.
TICKETS: 020 7978 7040.
www.theatre503.com

then Bristol Old Vic (Studio) King Street BS1 4ED 6-17 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3pm.
TICKETS: 0117 987 7877.
www.bristololdvic.org.uk

Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 8 September.

Mature drama shows trouble down the farm.
488 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 03:38 PM
London.

DUSTY
by Chris Cowey, Madpan Entertainments Ltd and Kim Weild.

The Arches Villiers Street WC2N 6NL To 21 November 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed, Thu 2.30pm Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS : 08444 930 650.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 7 Sept 2015:

Very dusty.
558 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, September 07, 2015 - 02:46 AM
London.

OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Olivier Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 17 October 2015.
2pm 15, 22 Sept, 1. 3, 7, 10, 13, 17 Oct.
7.30pm 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 Sept-3, 5-10, 12-17 Oct.
Audio-described 2 Oct, 3 Oct 2pm (+ Touch Tour).
Captioned 22 Sept 7.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 5 September.

Historical yet pertinent play in largely successful epic revival.
599 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 04:14 PM
London.

PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS
by Duncan Macmillan.

Dorfman Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 4 November 2015.
2.30pm 8, 19, 22 Sep, 8, 10, 31 Oct, 3, 4 Nov.
7.30pm 7-10, 17-19, 21-23 Sep, 1-3. 5-10, 12, 29-31 Oct, 2, 3 Nov.
Audio-described 9 Oct, 10 Oct 2.30pm(+ Touch Tour).
Captioned 6 Oct, 2 Nov.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 2 September.

Addiction drama from an addictive playwright.
529 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 01:57 AM
North Finchley.

ROOM ON THE BROOM
by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Arts Depot 5 Nether Street Tally Ho Corner N12 9GA 8 December-3 January 2016.
10am 8-10, 14-17 Dec.
11am 12, 13, 19-24, 26-31 Dec, 2, 3 Jan.
1.30pm 8, 10, 14-17 Dec.
2.30pm 12, 13, 19-24, 26-31 Dec, 2, 3 Jan.
4.30pm 9 Dec.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8369 5454.
www.artsdepot.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 August at Oxford Playhouse.

Colourful stage adaptation.
480 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - 08:48 PM
London.

ABSENT
by dreamthinkspeak.

The Ditch Shoreditch Town Hall 380 Old Street EC1V 9LT To 25 October 2015.
Various times Mon-Fri from 6pm, Sat/Sun from 12pm – individual entry at 15minute intervals, as available.
Probable time 30min - 1hr.

TICKETS: www.shoreditchtownhall.com
Review: Carole Woddis 1 September.

Fabulous in every sense.
531 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 01:13 AM
London.

HAMLET
by William Shakespeare.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 31 October 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm Mat Sat 1.30pm.
Runs: 3hr 5min One interval

TICKETS: 020 7638 8891.
(sold out but 30 £10 tickets available daily In person: Mon– Sat, 9.00am-8pm; Sun & Bank Hols 11.00am-8pm).
www.hamlet-barbican.com
Review: by Carole Woddis 26 August.

Somewhat flaky Danish pastry.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:08 AM
London.

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
book by Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan new lyrics by Dick Scanlan new music by Jeanine Tesori.

Landor Theatre 70 Landor Road SW9 9PH To 13 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7737 7276.
www.landortheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 26 August.

Send for My Sister Eileen. Good performances can’t breathe life into a dodo.
455 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 17, 2015 - 09:15 AM
London.

IRISH CLASSICS
Riders to the Sea by J M Synge, The Pot of Broth by W B Yeats, The Travelling Man by Lady Gregory.

Pentameters Theatre 28 Heath Street NW3 6TE (entrance in Oriel Place) To 30 August 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7435 3648.
www.pentameters.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 August.

Three brief gems from the Emerald Isle.
475 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, August 17, 2015 - 04:22 AM
London.

BYE BYE BIRDIE
book by Michael Stewart lyrics by Lee Adams music by Charles Strouse.

Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre 53 Hoe Street Walthamstow E17 4SA To 4 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20min. One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8520 8674.
www.allstarproductions.ticketsource.co.uk
Review: William Russell 16 August.

Tired satire, great tunes as Rose rises to the occasion.
521 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, August 14, 2015 - 01:20 AM
London.

THE HERESY OF LOVE
by Helen Edmundson.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 5 September 2015.
7.30pm 21, 27, 28 Aug, 4 Sept Mat 2pm 22 Aug, 5 Sept.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 August.

Hardly a play for the great Globe itself, but an unfamiliar corner of history given dramatic immediacy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 11:37 PM
London.

PINOCCHIO
book by Brian Hill music & lyrics by Neil Bartram.

Greenwich Theatre Crooms Hill SE10 8ES To 23 August 2015.
Tue-Fri 3pm Sat 12pm Sun 12pm & 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8858 7755.
www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk
Review: William Russell 7 August.

Well-cast and the right length if not always well-aimed at its audience.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 05:06 PM
London.

SPLENDOUR
by Abi Morgan.

Donmar Warehouse 41 Earlham Street WC2H 9LX To 26 September 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 12 Sept 2.30pm.
Captioned 14 Sept.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7624 (transaction fee £2.50).
www.donmarwarehouse.com
Review: Carole Woddis 5 May.

Fascinating play of female power and love.
474 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 10:15 AM
London;Bakkhai
A new version by Anne Carson from Euripides
Almeida Theatre

Islington, &#8232;London N1 1TA

8pm, mats Wed, Sat 3pm

Runs: 1hr 45 mins without interval, to 19 September
&#8232;TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours)
In person: 10am-7.30pm (Mon-Sat)
On-line: www.almeida.co.uk

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 5, 2015:

Hubris centrestage in second exciting instalment
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 11:03 AM
National: London
Three Days in the Country
by Patrick Marber from a literal translation by Patrick Miles of Ivan Turgenev's A Month in he Country.

Lyttelton Theatre

Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX
7.30pm; mats 2.00pm, see website for mats, Tues, Thurs, Sat and Wed Oct 21, 2.15; Sun 2.30pm
(see website. www.nationaltheatre.org.uk)
Runs: 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 29 July.

Rewarding - in the end.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 09:50 AM
London.

IMPOSSIBLE

Noël Coward Theatre St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4AU To 29 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Tue & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5141.
www.noelcowardtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 July.

Showbiz razzmatazz does the trick.
472 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 10:05 AM
London
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS to 29 August.
Book by Lawrence Kasha & David S. Landay
Music by Gene De Paul Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
New Songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Based on the MGM Film and The Sobbin’Women by Stephen Vincent Benet.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Inner Circle, London NW1 4NU to 29 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.15pm.
Runs 2 hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 826 4242
www.openairtheatre.com

Review: William Russell 28 July.

The dancing and the leading lady carry the show; splendid revival.
585 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 01:46 AM
London.

RICHARD II
by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 18 October 2015.
1pm 9, 16 Aug, 27 Sept.
2pm 24 July, 6, 7, 21 Aug, 28 Sept, 2, 7, 9, 14, 18 Oct.
4pm 18 Oct.
6.30pm 9, 16, 23 Aug, 27 Sept, 4, 11 Oct.
7.30pm 25 July, 6, 15, 20 Aug, 26, 29 Sept, 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 Oct.
Audio-described 27 Sept.
BSL Signed 29 Sept.
Captioned 23 Aug.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 July.

Production reaches its highest point when the king is at his lowest.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10:17 AM
London

THE MENTALISTS
by Richard Bean.

Wyndhams Theatre Charing Cross Road WC2H 0DA To 26 September 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.TheMentalistsThePlay.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 July.

Comic manner with serious intent.
437 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 10, 2015 - 03:18 PM
London
The Invisible
By Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Bush Theatre
,
Uxbridge Road,
London W12 8LJ

Mon-Sat 7.30pm; mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm

Runs: 2hrs 15 incl interval, to 15 08 15

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050
On-line: www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Concessions (registered unemployed and disabled) for Senior Citizens, students/under 26s, 10% off for Bush Local members and Groups.
See website.

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen July 9, 2015:

Important, passionate, but not always successful.
The Invisible
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 06:32 PM
London.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 17 October 2015.
1pm 5 July, 2 Aug.
2pm 3, 15, 17, 23 July, 5, Aug, 9-12, 29 Sept, 3, 6, 8, 13 Oct.
6.30pm 5 July, 2 Aug.
7.30pm 2, 4, 14, 16, 23, 28-30 July, 4 Aug, 8, 9, 16, 17, 21-23, 28 Sept, 2, 5, 7, 12 17 Oct.
Audio-described 3 Oct.
BSL Signed 12 Sept.
Captioned 17 Sept.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 July.

Libidinous fun can o’erflow the measure, but there’s thoughtfulness too.
571 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 11:42 AM
London.

ONE ARM
by Tennessee Williams adapted by Moisés Kaufman.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) Southwark Playhouse (The Large) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 4 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 June.

Atmospheric story reaches the stage, if not screen as intended.
463 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:15 AM
London.

THE BEAUX STRATEGEM
by George Farquhar.

Olivier Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 20 September 2015.
1, 4, 11, 18, 28 July, 6 Aug, 10, 12, 19 Sept.
2.30pm 12, 19 July, 13, 20 Sept.
7pm 3 Sept.
7.30pm 30 June-4, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 27-29 July, 5, 6, 31 Aug-2, 9-12, 16-19 Sept.
Audio-described 3 July, 4 July, 12 Sept (+ Mat Touch Tours 12.30pm).
Captioned 19 July, 19 Sept 2pm.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 23 June.

A splendid outing for rarely seen classic comedy.
585 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 08:59 PM
London.

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT
by Stephen Adly Guirgis.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 20 August2015.
2.15pm 25, 27, 30 June, 4, 8, 11, 14 July, 1, 4, 12, 20 Aug.
7.30pm 24-27, 29 June-4, 6-11,13, 14, 31 July, 1, 3, 4, 10-13, 18-20 Aug. 2.15pm,
Audio-described 1 Aug 2.15pm (+ touch tour 12.45pm), 3 Aug
Captioned 11, 19 Aug.
Runs 1 hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 18 June.

Classy soap-opera.
575 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, June 19, 2015 - 12:57 PM
London/Nottingham.

1984
by George Orwell adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan.

Playhouse Theatre Northumberland Avenue WC2N 5DE To 5 September
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: 0844 871 7631.
www.1984theplay.co.uk

then Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF 9-26 September 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm except 11 Sept 7pm Mat 17, 24 Sept 1.30pm; 19 Sept 2.30pm.
Audio-described 19 Sept 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1.30pm), 23 Sept (+ Touch Tour 6.45pm).
BSL Signed 25 Sept.
Captioned 24 Sept 7.45pm.
TICKETS: 0115 941 9419.
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Runs 1hr 50min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 June.

Adaptation vividly shows 1984 has come but not gone.
554 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 01:02 AM
London.

TEMPLE
by Steve Waters.

Donmar Warehouse 41 Earlham Street WC2H 9LX To 25 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm (sold out).
Runs: 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7624.
www.donmarwarehouse.com
Review: Carole Woddis 12 June:

Unholy goings-on amount to little.
491 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 12:25 PM
London/Edinburgh.

THERE’S A GUY WHO WORKS DOWN THE CHIP SHOP SWEAR’S HE’S ELVIS
by Jennifer Selway devised by John Plews.

Upstairs at the Gatehouse Highgate N6 4BD To 28 June 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 4pm.
TICKETS: 020 8340 3488
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com

then Momentum Playhouse (Venue 166) 5 – 30 August 5.30pm.
TICKETS: edfringe.com

Runs 2hr 15min One interval.
Review: William Russell 4 June.

What Elvis left in the building shown with expertise.
486 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 03:31 PM
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HEARTBREAK HOTEL
by Lucy Benson-Brown.

The Jetty Greenwich Peninsula SE10 0JF To 30 August 2015.
Tue–Sun 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 3770 2212.
www.heartbreakhoteljetty.com
Review: William Russell 9 June.

The end of the pier show.
391 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 08, 2015 - 02:11 AM
London.

STONY BROKE IN NO MAN’S LAND
by John Burrows.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 9 June 2015.
Sun-Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 June.

Provides a good time out of bad times, and eventually makes its point.
472 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 25, 2015 - 02:01 PM
London.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by Arthur Miller.

Noël Coward Theatre 85-88 St Martins Lane WC2N 4AU To 18 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
Runs 3hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 800 1110.
www.rsc.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 May.

Attention is paid in detail.
495 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 12:12 PM
London.

AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare,

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 5 September 2015.
2pm 22, 26, 29 May, 9, 11, 13, 30 Jun, 2, 4 Jul, 8, 12, 19, 20 Aug, 3, 4 Sept.
12am 14 Aug.
Audio-described 8 Aug 7.30pm.
BSL Signed 4 Jul.
Captioned 9 Jul.
Runs 3hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 May.

A happy production that fulfils its title.
537 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 02:49 PM
London/Newcastle-upon-Tyne/Manchester.

GODS ARE FALLEN AND ALL SAFETY GONE
by Selma Dimitrijevic.

Camden People’s Theatre 58-60 Hampstead Road NW1 2PY To 31 May.
Tue-Sun 7.30pm.
TICKETS: 020 7419 4841.
www.cpttheatre.co.uk

then Northern Stage Barras Bridge NE1 7RH 4-6 June.
7.30pm.
TICKETS: 0191 230 5151.
www.northernstage.co.uk

then Royal Exchange Theatre (Studio) St Ann’s Square M2 7DH 12-13 June 2015.
7.30pm.
TICKETS: 0161 833 9833.
www.royalexchange.co.uk

Runs 50min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden: 16, 17 May.

If you see nothing else, be sure to see this.
466 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 02:19 AM
London.

HIGH SOCIETY
book by Arthur Kopit lyrics and music by Cole Porter additional lyrics by Susan Birkenhead based on The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry and the Turner Entertainment Co. motion picture High Society

Old Vic Theatre The Cut SE1 8NB To 22 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7628.
www.bookings.oldvictheatre.com
Review: Carole Woddis 18 May 18.

Utterly brilliant. More please.
579 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 11:55 AM
London.

COMMUNICATING DOORS
by Alan Ayckbourn.

Menier Chocolate Factory 53 Southwark Street SR 1 1RU To 27 June 2015.
Tue-Sat 8pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7378 1713.
www.menierchocolatefactory.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 May.

One man, three wives - and three sisters under the skin in fine revival of outstanding Ayckbourn.
475 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 09:51 AM
London.

SKIN IN FLAMES
by Guillem Clua translated by DJ Sanders.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park To 6 June 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 May.

Misuse of power play has muted force.
.
440 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 07:58 PM
London.

THE FATHER
by Florian Zeller translated by Christopher Hampton.

Tricycle Theatre 269 Kilburn High Road NW6 7JR To 13 June 2015.
Audio-described 4 June (+ Touch Tour 6pm).
Captioned 9 June.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2pm, Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7328 -1000.
www.tricycle.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 12 May.

A remarkable experience.
496 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:57 AM
London.

BEYOND BOLLYWOOD
by Rajeev Goswami lyrics by Irfan Siddiqui music by Salim/Sulaiman.

London Palladium Argyll Street W1F 7TF To 27 June 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4655.
www.reallyusefultheatres.co.uk/buy-tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 11 May 2015.

A big bag of Bollywood.
535 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:57 PM
London.

HAY FEVER
by Noel Coward.

Duke of York’s Theatre St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4BG To 1 August 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7623.
www,atgtickets.com/hay-fever
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 May.

Played with grace and absolute ease.
481 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 02, 2015 - 10:37 AM
London.
Everyman
a new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy.

Olivier Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 30 August. 2015.
7.30pm; mats 2.00pm, see website for mats, Thurs, Sats, Tues, Sun 2.30pm

Runs: 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 30 April.

Impressive and spot-on.
588 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 02, 2015 - 10:27 AM
London: NT
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
By Caryl Churchill

Lyttelton Theatre,

National Theatre,
Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

7.30pm; mats 2.15pm, see website for mats, Wed, Sats, Tue,

Runs: 2hrs 15 mins incl 20 min interval. To 22 06 15

TICKETS 020 7452 3000
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.30am-8pm
On-line: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Apr 29, 2015:

A welcome blast from the past.
787 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:31 PM
London.

THE ELDERS PROJECT
created by Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion.

Purcell Room Southbank Centre Belvedere Road SE1 8XX 24 April 2015.
7pm.
Ran 45min including Q&A with performers. No interval.
Review: Carole Woddis 24 April.

Once a dancer, always a dancer.
452 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:43 PM
London.

GOLEM
by Suzanne Andrade created by 1927.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 1) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 22 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Captioned 5 May.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios
Review: Carole Woddis 23 April.

Exhilarating and pointed theatricality.
541 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 24, 2015 - 12:27 PM
London/Tour.

THE LADY’S NOT FOR WALKING LIKE AN EGYPTIAN
by nat tarrab and Rachel Mars.

The Albany Douglas Way Deptford SE8 4AG To 24 April 2015.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.
Future dates – Barbican Theatre, Plymouth 6 November – www.barbicantheatre.co.uk ; Colchester Arts Centre 18 November www.colchesterartscnetre.com

TICKETS: 020 8692 446.
www.thealbanby.org.uk
Review: William Russell 23 April.

The Lady is for burning with offbeat humour.
478 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:48 AM
London.

CLARION
by Mark Jagasia.

Arcola Theatre (Arcola One) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 16 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20min.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 22 April.

Irresponsible journalism and megalomaniac editors coruscatingly exposed.
475 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 01:27 PM
London.

OPPENHEIMER
by Tom Morton-Smith.

Vaudeville Theatre 404 Strand WC2R 0NH To 23 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
Runs 3hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 9675.
www.rsc.org.uk/www.nimaxtheatres.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 April.

First-rate direction and performances help a serious drama hold a West End stage.
553 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:09 PM
London.

A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
by Jonathan Lewis.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 9 May 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & 7 May 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 April.

School’s attempt to produce A-level playing field foiled by society’s failure to offer a level playing field.
486 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:25 AM
NT Live Cinema one-off
The Hard Problem
By Tom Stoppard

At the Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton
7.00pm


of the NT production in the Dorfman Theatre,
National Theatre,
Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

Running: 1hr 40 mins without interval

TICKETS 020 7452 3000
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.30am-8pm
On-line: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

Review: by Carole Woddis of NT Live performance seen April 16, 2015:

Running to keep up makes keeping engaged tricky
553 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 01:29 AM
London.

GYPSY
book by Arthur Laurents lyrics by Stephen Sondheim music by Jule Styne,

Savoy Theatre Savoy Court Strand WC2R 0ET To 18 July 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min. One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7674.
www.gypsythemusical.co.uk
Review: William Russell 17 April.

Staunton triumphs as Momma Rose.
583 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 07:54 PM
London.
.
DNA
by Dennis Kelly.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 25 April 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 20min No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 14 April.

High impact consequences of a lie.
452 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 11:13 AM
London
Abyss: By Maria Milisavljevic

Studio 2
Arcola Theatre

24 Ashwin Street
Dalston, London
E8 3DL

8pm, Sat mats 3.30pm

1hr 30 mins with interval, to 25 04 15

Box Office: 020 7503 1646
Online: www.arcolatheatre.com
Tuesdays – `Pay what you can' (from 6pm - subject to availability)

In person: Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Apr 9, 2015

Facts and mysteries, but can you add them up?
526 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 10, 2015 - 08:37 AM
London/Tour.

THRILL ME – THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY
book, music and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff.

Greenwich Theatre Crooms Hill SE10 8ES To 18 April 2015.
Mon–Sat 8pm Sun 5pm.
TICKETS: 020 8858 7755.
www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk

then Tour 8 May-7 June 2015.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.
Review: William Russell 9 April.

A fine chilling tale of murder and obsession.
530 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 10, 2015 - 12:36 AM
London.

HARD GRAFT
devised by David Sheppeard.

OvalHouse (Upstairs) 52-54 Kennington Oval SE11 55W To 11 April 2015.
Wed-Sat 8.30pm.
Runs: 50min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7582 7680.
On-line: www.ovalhouse.com
Review: Carole Woddis 8 April.

Solo exploration of a life creates an astute, humorous piece.
425 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 09:39 AM
London.

BLUSH OF DOGS
by Roland Reynolds.

Tabard Theatre 2 Bath Road W4 1LW To 25 April 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS 020 8995 6035.
www.tabardweb.co,uk
Review: William Russell 8 April.

Well played Greek tragedy.
428 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 10:49 AM
London.

RULES FOR LIVING
by Sam Holcroft.

Dorfman Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 18 July 2015.
3pm 18, 29 Apr, 9, 12, 23 May, 13, 17, 23 Jun, 7 Jul.
8pm 8-11, 17, 18, 20, 21, 28, 29 Apr, 8, 9, 11-13, 21-23 May, 12, 13, 15-17, 22, 23 Jun, 6-8 Jul.
Audio-Described 11 May, 13 jun 3pm (+ Touch Tour).
Captioned 13 May, 15 Jun.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 4 April.

A comedy with depth and bite.
517 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 03, 2015 - 09:33 AM
London.

BAD JEWS
by Joshua Harmon.

Arts Theatre Great Newport Street WC2H 7JB To 11 July 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm.Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Run 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8463.
www.artstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 2 April.

Splitting heirs – hilariously, painfully, simultaneously.
527 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 03:08 PM
London.

OUR AMERICAN COUSIN
by Tom Taylor.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 14 April 2015.
Sun-Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm sold out Also 6 Apr 2pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 March.

Opportunity to catch a rarity, though soon sold-out.
495 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 30, 2015 - 06:45 PM
London.

THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD
by Paul Jenkins lyrics and music by Darren Clark.

Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 11 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 March.

Human rights drama with a human heart.
486 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 30, 2015 - 03:43 PM
London.

PRINCESS IDA
libretto by W S Gilbert revised by Phil Wilmott music by Arthur Sullivan.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 18 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online).
Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 March.

Fine music in satire that’s had its shelf-life.
513 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 12:54 PM
London
TRAINSPOTTING
by Irvine Welsh adapted by Harry Gibson.

The King’s Head Theatre

115 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1QN to 11 April 2015.
Mon-Wed 7pm. Thurs-Sat 7pm & 8.30pm 11 April 2.30pm, 4pm, 7pm &8.30pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 226 8561
www.kingsheadtheatre.com

Off the wall and in your face – literally. Stunning stage version.

475 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 08:06 AM
London.

SHRAPNEL
by Anders Lustgarten.

Arcola Theatre (Studio 1) 24 Ashwin Street E8 3DL To 2 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 March.

Revealing play about inhumanity striking-down humans.
457 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 02:22 AM
London.

THE FATHER
by August Strindberg adapted by Laurie Slade from a literal translation by N Erichsen (1898)

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 4 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 11 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 18 March.

Mutually assured destruction, domestic style, from Scandinavia.
676 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, March 16, 2015 - 09:17 AM
London.

THE CUTTING OF THE CLOTH
by Michael Hastings.

Southwark Playhouse (The L) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 4 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 14 March.

Scrupulous depiction of how some things used to be.
455 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 13, 2015 - 02:11 PM
London.

MAN AND SUPERMAN
by George Bernard Shaw.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 17 May 2015.
1.30pm 21, 24 Mar, 1, 7, 25 Apr, 2, 6, 16 May.
2pm 22 Mar, 26 Apr, 3, 17 May.
7pm 19-24, 30, 31 Mar, 1, 7, 24-27 Apr, 1-6, 12-17 May.
Audio-described 25 Apr 1.30pm (+ Touch Tour 12pm), 27 Apr.
Captioned 31 Mar, 5 May.
Runs 3hr 30min One interval.
NT Live 14 Apr 7pm
Runs: 3hr 30min One interval.

Sold-out: but NT Live streaming 14 April at 7pm.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 11 March.

Talk, Talk.
618 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 04:36 PM
Tour.

DIE ENTÜUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie based on Belmont und Constanze by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner.

Popup Opera Tour to 25 April 2015.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS (all venues): www.popupopera.co.uk
Review: William Russell 10 March at Robert Kime London.

Surprising and lovely and jolly.
592 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 11:32 PM
London.

GAME
by Mike Bartlett.

Almeida Theatre Almeida Street Islington N1 1TA To 4 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7pm & 9.30pm Mat Sat 4pm .
Audio-described 28 March 4pm (+ Touch Tour 2.15pm).
Captioned 24 March 24 7pm.
Runs 1hr No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7359 4404 (24 hours).
www.almeida.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 7 March.

Serious play.
512 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 10:01 AM
London.

ANTIGONE
by Sophokles translated by Anne Carson.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 28 March 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 2.30pm Sun 3pm.
Audio-described 27 Mar.
Captioned 26 Mar.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.
(all performances sold out)

TICKETS: 0845 120 7550.
www.barbican.org.uk/bite
Review: Carole Woddis 6 March.

Impressive to look at, less clear to work out.
536 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 12:16 AM
London.

THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY
by Thomas Middleton.

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 21 March 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 1hr 40min. No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 3 March.

Successful stew of corruption, seduction and homicide in Venice.
467 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 09:41 AM
London.

LOSERVILLE
book, music & lyrics by Elliot Davis and James Bourne.

Union Theatre 204 Union Street Southwark SE1 0LX To 21 March 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 28 February.

Computers, geeks and jocks in high school frolics.
502 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 09:26 AM
London.

YARICO
lyrics by Carl Miller and Paul Leigh music by Carl Miller and James McConnel

London Theatre Workshop Ell Brook Pub 65 New Kings Road SW6 4SG To 14 March 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 01202 045659.
www.londontheatreworkshop.co.uk
Review: William Russell 28 February.

Rum goings on in Barbados.
430 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 09:54 AM
London.

CLOSER
by Patrick Marber.

Donmar Warehouse 41 Earlham Street WC2H 9LX To 4 April 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm .
Audio-described 4 Apr 4 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1.30pm).
Captioned 30 Mar.
Runs 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7624 (£2.50 transaction fee).
www.donmarwarehouse.com
Review: Carole Woddis 6 February.

Historical and prescient – a heady mix.
490 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:34 PM
London
The Nether: Jennifer Haley

Duke of York’s Theatre

St Martin’s Lane,
London WC2N 4BG

7.30pm, mats Thurs, Sat 2.30pm

Runs: 1hr 15mins without interval. To 25 04
TICKETS: 0844 871 3055

Phone bookings: 44+ (0)207 492 1548
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat/Sun 9am-7pm

Online: www.atgtickets.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 24, 2015:

Powerful, poetic, full of mystery.
577 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 03:20 PM
London.

HAPPY DAYS
by Samuel Beckett.

Young Vic 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 21 March 2015.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: William Russell 21 February.

Happy Days Are Here Again – magnificent, spell-binding.
429 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 03:13 PM
London.

JOAN OF ARC
by Friedrich von Schiller adapted by Mark Leipacher.

New Diorama Theatre 16-17 Triton Street NW1 3DF In rep to 28 February 2015.
7.30pm 10, 13, 17, 20, 26-28 Feb.
3pm 21 Feb.
Captioned 17 Feb.
Runs 1hr 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7383 9034.
www.newdiorama.com
Review Timothy Ramsden 7 February.

High drama gains from few means.
468 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:28 PM
London.

ISLANDS
by Caroline Horton.

Bush Theatre 7 Uxbridge Road Shepherd’s Bush W12 8LJ To 21 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 14 Feb 2.30pm.
Captioned 6 Feb.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval (just a brief pause).

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 January.

An island well steered-clear of.
467 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:12 AM
Richmond.

LITTLE LIGHT
by Alice Birch.

Orange Tree Theatre 20 Clarence Street TW9 2SA To 7 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 8.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 17 Feb, 21 Feb 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 12 Feb 2.30pm ,19 Feb 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 February.

Generates dramatic heat.
449 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:54 AM
London.

SHE LOVES ME
book by Joe Masterhoff lyrics by Sheldon Harnick music by Jerry Bock based on the play by Miklos Lazslo.

Landor Theatre 70 Landor Road Clapham SW9 9PH To 7 March 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7737 7276.
www.landortheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 9 February.

Pen Pals in Old Budapest hardly up-to-date.
497 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 30, 2015 - 09:12 AM
London

MOLLY WOBBLY
book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd.

Leicester Square Theatre 6 Leicester Place WC2H 7BX To 14 March 2015.
Tue–Sat 7pm except 31 Jan 4pm & 8pm.
Runs 2 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 08448 733433.
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
Review: William Russell 29 January.

On the way to the Grail.
472 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:36 AM
London.

BAD JEWS
by Joshua Harmon.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 28 February 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 45min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 284 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 January.

Bad Jews, fine drama, splendid comedy.
450 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:28 PM
London.

CONTACT.COM
by Michael Kingsbury.

Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 14 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Run s 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 January.

Not theatrical caviar, but generally pleasing.
437 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:13 AM
London.

OUT OF THE CAGE
by Alex Mc Sweeney.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 14 February 2015.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 January.

Physically dynamic exploration of war on the Home Front.
468 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 01:07 PM
London.

THRILLER – LIVE
original concept by Adrian Grant.

Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 7ES to 6 September 2015.
Sun–Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Sat 4pm, Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 6844 412 4661.
www.nimextheatres.com/lyric-theatre/
Review: William Russell 22 January.

Thrilling, alive and kicking.
458 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:41 PM
London.

PIG GIRL
by Colleen Murphy.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 16 February 2015.
Sun, Mon 7.30pm.
Runs 1hr 35min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 January.

5-0 to the Finborough with protean Canadian playwright.
441 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 04:59 PM
London
Treasure Island: by Robert Louis Stevenson
adapted by Bryony Lavery

Olivier Theatre,

National Theatre,
Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

7.00pm; mats 2.00pm, Wed, Sat, Suns and other days – see website for mats

Audio-Described perfs: Sat, Jan 24, 2.00pm (Touch tour at 12.30pm); Sat Feb 28, 2.00pm, (Touch Tour at 12.30pm)
Captioned perfs: Sun Jan 25, 2.00pm; Tues Feb 17, 7.00pm

NT Live: Thurs Jan 22, 7pm

Runs: 2hrs 30mins incl 20 min interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.30am-8pm
On-line: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Dec 10, 2014:

All the fun of the cross-dressed and cross-gendered fair – and some seriousness too.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 11:59 AM
London.

CINDERELLA AND THE BEANSTALK
by Sleeping Trees & Tom Attenborough.

Theatre 503 The Latchmere 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW To 10 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7pm Mat Wed 1.30pm Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040.
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 5 December.

Fun for all the family.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 02:04 AM
London.

VISITORS
by Barney Norris.

Bush Theatre Uxbridge Road W12 8LJ To 10 January 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed, Sat, 22, 23, 30,31 Dec 2.30pm.
Audio-described 20 Dec 2.30pm.
Captioned 12: Dec.
Runs: 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis: 1 December.

Full maturity in a first play, beautifully performed.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:52 AM
London.

HOKE’S BLUFF
created by Action Hero.

Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street EC1 9LT To 29 November.
Tue–Sat 7.30 pm.
TICKETS: 020 7739 6176.
www.shoreditchtownhall.com

then tour 2-10 December 2014.

Runs 1hr 20min No interval.
Review: William Russell 19 November.

Enjoyable American dream.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:35 AM
London.

WHITE CHRISTMAS
music and lyrics by Irving Berlin book by David Ives and Paul Blake.

Dominion Theatre 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7AQ To 3 January 2015.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 0845 200 7982.
www.dominiontheatre.com
Review: William Russell 12 November.

Berlin deserves better.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, November 10, 2014 - 07:40 AM
London.

MADE IN DAGENHAM
book by Richard Bean lyrics by Richard Thomas music by David Arnold.

Adelphi Theatre Strand WC2E 7NA To 28 March 2015.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0203 725 7060
www.madeindagenhamthemusical.com
Review: William Russell 5 November

The best British musical in years.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 09, 2014 - 09:36 PM
London.

’TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE
by John Ford.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Shakespeare’s Globe New Globe Walk SE1 9DT To 7 December 2014.
Tue-Sun 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 3hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 October.

’Tis good to have this fine new theatre so well used.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 10:42 AM
London.

FIRST EPISODE
by Terence Rattigan and Philip Heiman.

Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST To 22 November.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
TICKETS: 020 7387 2873.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk

then Simpkins Lee Theatre Lady Margaret Hall Norham Gardens OX2 6QA
28-29 November 2014.
Fri 7.30pm; Sat 2pm & 7pm (Gala Performance).
TICKETS: www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford

Runs 2hr 40min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 31 October.

Rarity value to first step in a fine career.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 06:40 AM
London/Manchester.

INSOMNIA
devised by Riotous Company.

Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 2 November.
Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat, Sun 3.15pm.
TICKETS: 0207 870 6876.
www.parktheatre.co.uk

then Number 1 First Street Manchester 6, 7 November 2014.
7.30pm.
TICKETS: 0161 200 1500.
www.homemcr.org

Runs 50 min No interval.
Review: William Russell 30 October.

Sleepless in Finsbury – and at Home in Manchester.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 02:21 PM
London.

THE WILD DUCK
by Simon Stone with Chris Ryan after Henrik Ibsen.

Barbican Theatre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS To 1 November 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs: 1hr 15min No interval.

TICKETS: 0845 120 7550.
www.barbican.org.uk/bite
Review: Carole Woddis 24 October 2014.

A fitting finale to a fascinating Ibsen season.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:10 AM
London
Here Lies Love: David Byrne, Fatboy Slim

Dorfman Theatre,
National Theatre,

Upper Ground,
South Bank,
London SE1 9PX

8.00pm, Fri, Sats 9.00pm; mats Fri, Sats 5.00pm exc Wed Dec 31, 4pm

Caption perf: Dec 11, 8.00pm
Audio described & touch tour: Dec 5, 9.00pm & Dec 6, 5.00pm preceded by Touch Tour

Runs: 90mins without interval. To Jan 8 2015

TICKETS 020 7452 3000
In person: Mon– Sat, 9.30am-8pm
On-line: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 17, 2014:

Manipulation par excellence, excellently manipulated.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:01 AM
London
Uncle Vanya: Anton Chekhov
St James Theatre,

Palace Rd,
London SW1E 5JA

7.30pm; mats Thurs & Sat, 2.30pm

Runs: 2hrs 30 mins with interval. To 08 11 14

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140 T.0844 264 21400844 264 2140
Online: www.boxoffice@stjamestheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 14, 2014:

A powerful mix of conflicting emotions
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 03:33 PM
London
THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE
by Merlin Holland and John O’Connor


Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY to 8 November 2014.
Mon – Sat 7.45pm Mat Thurs & Sat 3pm
Runs 2 hr 5 mins One interval.
TICKETS: 0844 871 7632
www.lovetheatre.com

Review: William Russell, 14 10 14

The folly of being Oscar.
504 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 02:23 PM
Richmond.

THE DISTANCE
by Deborah Bruce.

Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Road Richmond TW9 2SA To8 November 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 21 Oct, 25 Oct 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion: 23 Oct 2.30pm, 28 Oct.
Runs 2hr 5min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 8940 3633.
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 13 October.

Fine and fluid production of increasingly involving drama.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, October 13, 2014 - 01:56 PM
London.

LETTER TO LARRY
by Donald MacDonald.

Jermyn Street theatre 16b Jermyn Street SW1Y 6ST 15 October 2014.
2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 10min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 October.

The dark background of fame made personal.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 13, 2014 - 10:08 AM
London
Henry IV: William Shakespeare
Donmar Warehouse

41 Earlham Street,
London WC2H 9LX

7.30pm, Mon-Sat; mats: Thurs & Sat, 2.30pm

2hrs without interval; till 29 11 14

Captioned perf: Mon, Nov 17, 7.30pm
Audio described perf: Sat, Nov 22, 2.30pm, touch tour 1.30pm

Tickets: 0844 871 7624 (Booking fee of £2.50 per transaction)
Opening hours: Personal callers: Mon - Sat: 10am – curtain up
Telephone: Mon-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm
Online: www.donmarwarehouse.com

Day seats from 10.30am, in person from box office. Max 2 tickets per person.
Standing £7.50 on day if perf sold out
Standby £12 available 30 mins before perf

Barclays Front Row: tickets released 10am Mondays

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 11, 2014:

Outstanding; most enjoyable.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 07:37 PM
London
Seminar: Theresa Rebeck
Hampstead Theatre,

Eton Avenue,
Swiss Cottage,
London NW3 3EU

Box Office: 020 7722 9301
Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm
Online: www.hampsteadtheatre.com

7:30pm; Wed mat 2.30pm, Sat mats 3pm

Runs: 2hrs incl interval: to 18 10 14

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 1, 2014:

Complications at full throttle.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 08:50 PM
London
These are your lives: Alexander Rennie
The Yard Theatre

Unit 2a, Queen’s Yard,
Hackney Wick, E9 5EN

Tues-Sat 8pm

Runs: 70 mins without interval, to 04 10 14

TICKETS: http://www.theyardtheatre.co.uk/event/these-are-your-lives/

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 12, 2014:

Stars’ behaviour deliciously deconstructed.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 10:23 AM
London
Eye of a Needle: Chris Macdonald


Southwark Playhouse,
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

8pm, Sat mat 3.30pm

Runs: 2hrs incl internal. To Sept 20th

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7407 0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 29, 2014:

An Effective Comedy of Angst
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:39 AM
London
OUR WORLD AT WAR

A rep of Troilus & Cressida and Coriolanus
by William Shakespeare
adapted by Ricky Dukes

Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H9NP to 6 September 2014
Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Runs 2 hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 240 6283
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 August

A rewarding double bill.
640 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 09:22 AM
London
A Bright Room Called Day : Tony Kushner


Southwark Playhouse,
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

7.30pm, Sat mat 3.30pm

Runs: 2hrs 30 mins incl interval.

TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7407 0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 6, 2014:

Much to get your teeth into; galvanising
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 09:56 AM
MY NIGHT WITH REG: by Kevin Elyot

Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LX to 27 September 2014
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm
Runs 2hr No interval, To 27 09 14

TICKETS: 0844 871 7624
www.donmarwarehouse.com
Review: William Russell 6 August

A night to remember.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 09:58 AM
London
MIRACOLI
By Valentina Zagaria


Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP to 9 August 2014
9.30pm
Runs I hr No interval, till 09 08 14

TICKETS: 0207 240 6283
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 August

Island under siege
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 08:51 PM
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THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Anton Chekhov adapted by Brendan Murray.

Brockley Jack Studio 410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH To 2 August 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 16 July.

Production less ripe for cherry than for nit-picking.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 11:53 PM
London.

THE EVENTS
by David Greig.

Young Vic (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 2 August 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat 2.45pm.
Audio-described 2 Aug 2.45pm.
Captioned 31 July.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 992 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: William Russell 11 July.

Survival against the odds.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 11:50 AM
London: ROCK THE BALLET to 28 June

ROCK THE BALLET
By Rasta Thomas and Adrienne Canterna

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT to 28 June 2014
Tues – Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm
Runs 1hr 30 mins One interval

TICKETS: 0844 871 0091
www.sadlerswells.com

Review: William Russell 12 June

Fun, frolics and physiques
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 11:59 AM
London.

PATIENCE
by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.

The King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street Islington N1 QN To 28 June 2014.
Mon–Sat 7.15pm Mat June 28 2pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 226 4443.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell.

Glorious and scintillating.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 01:20 AM
London.

SANDEL
by Glenn Chandler based on the novel by Angus Stewart.

Above the Stag Theatre Arch 17 Miles Street SW8 1RZ To 14 June 2014.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 6pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: www.AboveTheStag.com
Review: William Russell 27 May,

Beware of cute choirboys.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 19, 2014 - 04:19 PM
London.

WOLF HALL
by Hilary Mantel dramatised by Mike Poulton.

Aldwych Theatre 49 Aldwych WC2B 4DF In rep to 6 September 2014.
7.30pm Mon, Thu & 20, 27 May Mat Wed & Sat 2pm.
Runs 2hr 55min One interval.

Seats still available, with the best choice in July/August. There are also day seats available from 10.30am.

TICKETS: 0844 453 9025.
www.WolfHall.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 May.

It’s Royal, pre-Shakespeare and a triumph for the theatre Company.
590 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 03:17 AM
London.

CHARLES III
by Mike Bartlett.

Almeida Theatre Almeida Street, Islington N1 1TA To 31 May 2014,
Mon-Sat 7.30pm (no performance 21 April Mat Sat & 30 Apr, 14, 21 May 2.30pm.
Audio-described 3 May 2.30pm (+Touch Tour 12.45pm).
Captioned 1 May, 10 May 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours).
www.almeida.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 11 April.

A big, triumphant event.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:03 AM
London.

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by Arthur Miller.

Young Vic Theatre 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 7 June 2014.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm
no performance 18, 21 April, 5, 26 May Mat Sat & 16, 23, 30 Apr, 7, 14, 21 May, 4 June 2.30pm.
Audio-described 20 May.
Captioned 22 May.
Runs 1hr 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 April.

Rather like a view without a bridge.
494 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 03:26 PM
London.

A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS
by Alan Ayckbourn.

Olivier Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 27 August 2014.
7.30pm 10, 14-16. 224-26 Apr, 2, 3, 5, 12-15, 20-22, 29-31 May, 2, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24-26 June, 4, 5, 23, 24, 31 July, 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 15, 16, 26, 27 Aug.
7pm 12 June (NT Live broadcast).
2pm 16, 26, 27 April, 3, 4, 14, 21, 31 May, 1, 18, 25 June, 5, 24 July, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 27 Aug.
Audio-described 30 May, 31 May 31 2pm, 9 Aug 2pm.
Captioned 22 May, 3 Aug.
Runs: 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 9 April.

Biting satire in need of sharper teeth.
604 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 03:51 AM
London.

KISS ME KATE
book by Sam and Bella Spewack music and lyrics by Cole Porter.

Upstairs at the Gatehouse 1 North Road Highgate N6 4DB To 26 January 2014.
Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 4pm & on 27, 31 Dec, 2, 3 Jan 3pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0208 340 3488.
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Review: William Russell 17 December.

Another op’nin’ – of another terrific show.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, December 02, 2013 - 10:12 AM
London/Tour>

DINOSAUR ZOO
by Erth Visual & Physical Inc.

Phoenix Theatre Charing Cross Road WC2H 0JP To 12 January.
10.30am 3-7, 10-15, 17-24, 27-31 Dec, 2-5, 8-12 January.
12.30pm 15, 22, 29 Dec, 2, 5, 12 Jan.
2pm 13, 18, 20, 24 Dec.
TICKETS: 0844 871 7629
www.atgtickets.com/shows/dinosaur-zoo/phoenix-theatre
thenTour to 24 April 2014.

Runs 55min No interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 1 December.

Awesome Aussie antiques road-show.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 08:13 PM
Bath/London/Coventry.

PUNISHMENT WITHOUT REVENGE
by Lope de Vega translated by Meredith Oakes from a literal translation by Sarah Maitland..

Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal Sawclose BA1 1ET In rep to 21 December.
2.30pm 30 Nov, 5, 21 Dec.
3.30pm 14 Dec.
Post-show Discussion 5 Dec 7.45pm.
7.45pm 26 Nov, 5, 7, 10, 12, 17, 18 Dec.
TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk/ustinov

then Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street Dalston E8 3DL In rep 10 January-15 March.
7.30pm 10, 20-25 Jan, 10-15 Feb, 3-8 March.
2.30pm 25 Jan, 15 Feb, 8, 15 March.

then Belgrade Theatre (B2) Theatre Square CV1 1GS In rep 28 March-19 April 2014.
7.30pm 28 March, 4, 8, 9, 14, 19 April 2014.
2.15pm 29 March, 2, 12 April.

Runs 2hr 30min One interval.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 November.

Dramatic truth and tension in a discovery of the theatrical year..
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:07 PM
London.

THE COMMITMENTS
by Roddy Doyle.

Palace Theatre 109-113 Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 5AY To 11 February 2014.
Tue–Sun 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 874 0790.
www.nimaxtheatres.com
Review: William Russell 9 October.

Doyle’s Flaw.
544 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, June 17, 2013 - 05:00 PM
London

STRANGE INTERLUDE
by Eugene O’Neill.

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 1 September 2013.
7pm 17, 21, 22, 24-26 June, 1-4, 9, 10, 16-20, 22-24 July, 9, 10, 12, 19-22, 27-31 Aug.
1pm 22, 26 June, 3, 10, 17, 20, 24 July, 10, 22, 29, 31 Aug.
1.30pm 23 June, 11 Aug, 1 Sept.
Audio-described: 10 Aug 1pm (+ Touch Tour 11.30am), 12 Aug.
Captioned 2 July, 11 Aug 11 1.30pm.
Runs: 3hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 15 June.

A weird, flawed but wonderful play, handsomely revived.
578 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, June 01, 2013 - 10:10 AM
London.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 12 October 2013.

2pm 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 25 June, 2, 6, 16, 25, 31 July, 6, 13, 31 Aug, 3, 5, 7, 17, 19, 20 Sept, 1, 3, 10 Oct.
7.30pm 3, 4, , 7, 11, 12, 14, 24 June, 1, 5, 10-12, 15, 25, 30 July, 5, 12, 30, 31 Aug, 6, 7, 11, 16, 19, 30 Sept, 2, 19, 21 Oct..
12 am 12 July.
Audio-described 31 Aug 2pm.
BSL Signed 6 July.
Runs 2hr 55min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 May.

Tension evident but also plenty of Ground lings-fodder.
580 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 01:38 PM
London.

THE LITTLE SOLDIERS
by Theatre RE.

Cockpit Theatre Gateforth Street NW8 8EH To 2 June 2013.
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Sun 5pm Mat Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 55min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7258 2925.
www.thecockpit.org.uk

Review: Timothy Ramsden 19 May.

Serious clowning and exhilarating theatre.
431 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 01:43 PM
London.

THE TEMPEST
by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT In rep to 18 August 2013.
1pm 26 May, 2, 9, 16 June, 11 Aug.
2pm 30 May, 6, 27, 29 June, 4 July, 7, 14 Aug.
6.30pm 26 May, 2, 9, 16 June, 4, 11, 18 Aug.
7.30pm 22, 23, 29 May, 1, 5, 8, 15, 26, 28 June, 3 July, 6, 9, 13, 14 Aug.
12 am 9 Aug.
Audio-described 16 June 1pm.
BSL Signed 26 May 1pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 17 May.

Playful Tempest at the great Globe itself.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:00 AM
London.

PASSION PLAY
by Peter Nichols.

Apollo Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 7EZ.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4658.
www.nimaxtheatres.com
Review: Carole Woddis 8 May.

Mordant passions triumphantly at play.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:06 PM
London.

BEAUTIFUL THING
by Jonathan Harvey.

Arts Theatre 6–7 Great Newport Street WC2H 7JB To 25 May 2013.
Mon–Sat 8pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 836 8463.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk
Review: William Russell 17 April.

A beautifully told tale but a fairy tale
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 11:53 AM
London.

MY PERFECT MIND
by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter, Edward Petherbridge.

Young Vic (The Maria) 66 The Cut SE1 8LZ To 4 May 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvic.org
Review: Timothy Ramsden 5 April.

Genius and madness near allied to comic effect.
441 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, April 05, 2013 - 04:38 PM
London.

THE THRILL OF LOVE
by Amanda Whittington.

St James Theatre 12 Palace Road SW1E 5JA To 4 May 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 1hr 30min No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140. 0844 264 21400844 264 2140
stjamestheatre.co.uk
Review: Carole Woddis 3 April.

Shot in the dark misses its aim.
504 more words
Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 01, 2013 - 11:26 AM
London.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Simobn Stephens adapted from the book by Mark Haddon.

Apollo Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 7EZ To 25 May 2013.
Mon, Wed-Sat 7.30pm Tue 7pm Mat Thu, Sat 2.30pm no performance 15, 29 Apr, 13 May.
Runs: 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7452 3000
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk (no booking fee)
or:
0844 412 4658.
www.nimaxtheatres.com (booking fee).
Review: Carole Woddis 28 March.

A Triumph.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 09:20 AM
London.

PROOF
by David Auburn.

Menier Chocolate Factory 53 Southwark Street SE1 1RU To 27 April 2013.
Tue-Sat 8pm no performance 1 April Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm no performance 24 April.
Runs: 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7378 1713.
www.menierchocolatefactory.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 20 March.

Increasingly involving, fascinating play that questions certainty.
449 more words
Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 05:04 PM
Bath.

THE AMERICAN PLAN
by Richard Greenberg.

Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal To 13 April 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Post-show Discussion 21 March 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 01225 448844.
www.theatreroyal.org.uk/ustinov
Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 March.

Transfers to St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA 2 July-10 August 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm 7 July at 7pm sold out.
TICKETS: 0844 264 2140.
www.stjamestheatre.co.uk


Elusiveness in play and production is a major strength.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 12:54 AM
London.

MYDIDAE
by Jack Thorne.

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY To 30 March 2013.
Mon–Sat 7.45 pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 10min. No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7627.
www.atgtickets.com/shows/mydidae/trafalgar-studios
Review: Francis Grin 10 March.

Jack Thorne uncovers brilliance in the mundane.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 01:45 PM
London.
Seen – 11 March 2013

BURN THE FLOOR

Shaftesbury Theatre 210 Shaftesbury Avenue WC2H 8DP To 1 September 2013.
Mon, Wed, Thu 7.30pm Fri-Sat 8pm Mat Thu 3pm Sat, Sun 4pm.
Post-Show Discussion Wed.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS:0207 379 5399.
www.burnthefloor.com
Review: William Russell 11 March.

Spangles, glitterballs and six packs.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 09:12 PM
London.

PURPLE HEART: Bruce Norris.

Gate Theatre above the Prince Albert Pub 11 Pembridge Road W To 6 April 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Captioned 21 March.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7229 0706.
www.gatetheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 6 March.

The war at home as national strains are heard in a single room..
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 08:54 PM
London.

LONGING
by William Boyd based on two stories by Anton Chekhov.

Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 6 April 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm & Sat 3pm.
Audio-described 6 April 3pm (+Touch Tour 1.30pm).
Captioned 2 April.
Runs 2hr 10min One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7722 9301.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 January.

Skilful Chekhov twinning.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 - 04:29 PM
London.

THE TAILOR-MADE MAN
book by Amy Rosenthal and Claudio Macor music by Duncan Walsh Atkins and Adam Meggido from a play by Claudio Macor.

Arts Theatre 6-7 Newport St WC2H 7JB To 6 April 2013.
Mon–Fri 7.30pm Mat 2.30pm Thu & Sat.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8463.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk/bookings
Review: Francis Grin 22 February.

The Roaring Twenties hit the West End.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 11:26 AM
London.

A CHORUS LINE
music by Marvin Hamlisch lyrics by Edward Kleban book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante.

The London Palladium 8 Argyll Street W1F 7TF To 13 July 2013.
Mon–Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 4655.
www.seetickets.com
Review: William Russell 19 February.

All done by mirrors.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, February 04, 2013 - 01:19 AM
London.

QUARTERMAINE’S TERMS
by Simon Gray.

Wyndhams Theatre 32 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0DA To 13 April 2013.
Mon-Sat 7.3-0pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.quartermainesterms.com
Review: Timothy Ramsden 30 September.

Passive production that would gain from more drive.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 11:59 AM
London.

THE BODYGUARD
based on the Warner Bros film screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan book by Alexander Dinelaris.

Adelphi Theatre Strand WC2R 0NS To 27 April 2013.
Mon–Sat 7.30 pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 25min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 579 0094.
www.thebodyguardmusical.com
Review: William Russell 4 November.

Houston, we have a slight problem.

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London
Date seen – November 24, 2011-11-25
Matilda
By Denis Kelly and Tim Minchin

Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, London WC2H 9HU
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30
Runs 2hr 30 min One interval

TICKETS: 0844 412 4652
www.seetickets.com

Review: William Russell


Limitless praise – and all mightily deserved.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 01:09 AM
London.

THREE DAYS IN MAY
by Ben Brown.

Trafalgar Studios 14 Whitehall AW1A 2DY To 3 March 2011.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs: 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios
Review: Carole Woddis 4 November.

Then and now in Whitehall.

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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 02:55 AM
London.

COLLABORATORS
by John Hodge.

Cottesloe Theatre Southbank SE1 9PX In rep to 21 January 2012.
sold out
Runs 2hr 30min One interval

TICKETS: 09069 104 431.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
Review: William Russell 1 November.

Screenwriter’s script may work better when stage takes to the screen.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 12:52 AM
London.

CRAZY FOR YOU
Music by George Gershwin lyrics by Ira Gershwin book by Ken Ludwig.

Novello Theatre Aldwych WC2B 4LD To 17 March 2012.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat & 25 October 3pm.
Runs 2hr 35min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5171.
www.crazyforyouthemusical.com
Review: Carole Woddis 18 October.

Tap dance to die for, sensual delight.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 11:44 AM
LONDON.

A ROUND HEELED WOMAN
by Jane Prowse based on the true story of Jane Juska.

Riverside Studios (Studio 2) Crisp Road Hammersmith W6 9RL To 20 November 2011.
Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm Sun 4pm.
Runs 1hr 40min No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8237 1111.
www.aroundheeledwoman.com
Review: William Russell.

Later-life sex with Trollope thrown in.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 03, 2011 - 11:38 AM
London.

GRIEF
by Mike Leigh.

Cottesloe Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 28 January 2012.

7.30pm Mats 2.30 some Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sats (see website for details) All performacnes sold out except 29 Dec 7.30pm.
Audio-described 14 Oct, 15 Oct, 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 12.45pm).
Captioned 10 Oct.
Runs: 2hr No interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 28 September.

Also touring to Bath and Cambridge (see below).

Historical grief speaks masterfully to us today.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 12:21 PM
London.

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by Richard Bean based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni literal translation by Francesca Manfrin

Lyttelton Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 19 September (performances sold out).
Captioned 24 July.
then tour to 29 October 2011.
Runs: 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS 020 7452 3000.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/tickets
Review: Carole Woddis 14June.

Hugely entertaining.
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Posted by : Geoff on Friday, January 15, 2010 - 02:11 AM
London.

LEGALLY BLONDE.
music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin book by Heather Hatch.

Savoy Theatre The Strand WC2R 0ET To 23 May 2010.
Mon–Sat 7.30pm. Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm. Sun 3pm .
Runs 2hr 30min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7687.
Review: Geoff Ambler 13 January 2010.

A musical to delight the other 51%. Well, those who like it pink and fluffy.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 09:15 AM
London.

WAR HORSE
by Michael Morpurgo adapted by Nick Stafford.

New London Theatre.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat 2.30pm.
Audio-described 31 Oct 2.30pm (+Touch Tour 12.45pm).
Captioned 12 Dec. 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0870 040 0046.
Review: Timothy Ramsden 3 April.

High, upreared and abutting fronts do the biz.
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Posted by : Geoff on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 10:18 AM
London.

JERSEY BOYS: THE STORY OF FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice music by Bob Gaudio lyrics by Bob Crewe.

Prince Edward Theatre Old Compton STreet W1D 4HS.
Tue – Sat 7:30pm Mat Tue, Sat, Sun 3pm except 31 May-28 Aug Sun Mat 5pm.
Christmas period 2011 24, 31 Dec 3pm only.
No performance 25 Dec, 1, 2 Jan.
28-30 Dec additional 3pm performances.
Runs 2hr 40min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5151.
www.JerseyBoysLondon.com
Review: Geoff Ambler 19 March 2008.

Oh What A Night! There’s a Big Man In Town and he’s Staying at the Prince Edward.
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Posted by : Geoff on Monday, August 13, 2007 - 07:16 AM
London.

GREASE
book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Piccadilly Theatre, Denman Street , London, W1D 7DY To 4 September 2010.
Mon-Thu; Sat 7.30pm Fri 8.30 pm Mat Fri 5.30pm Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 412 6666.
Review: Geoff Ambler 9 August 2007.

Two lacklustre leads and an unimaginative rehashed revival still had the audience in raptures.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 11:50 AM
London.

THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS
by Patrick Barlow.

Criterion Theatre.
Mon–Sat 8pm Mat Tue 3pm Sat 4pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0207 437 4370.
Review: Harriet Davis 24tJanuary 2007.

Inventive stuff away from the cutting-edge.
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Posted by : Geoff on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 - 12:22 AM
London.

BLOOD BROTHERS
book music and lyrics by Willy Russell.

Phoenix Theatre To 31 July 2010.
Mon-Sat 7:45pm, Mat: Thu 3pm, Sat 4pm.
Runs 2hrs 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS : 0870 060 6629.
Review: Geoff Ambler 7th December 2006.

It’s not true, it’s just a story … but what a story.
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Posted by : Geoff on Friday, September 29, 2006 - 10:41 AM
London

WICKED
book by Winnie Holzman music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz based on the novel by Gregory Maguire.

Apollo Victoria To 3 April 2010.
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 826 8000 (booking fee).
www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk
Review: Geoff Ambler 28 September 2006.

A glittering, glimmering emerald in the crown that is West End musical theatre.
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