Twenty somethings growing up a little in a diverting comedy.
Author: Bill Russell
Re-Member Me by Dickie Beau. Hampstead theatre, Eton Avenue, London NW3 to 17 June 2023. 4****. William Russell.
A stunning not to be missed evening spent looking at Hamlet with Dickie Beau.
Under the Kunde Tree by Clarisse Makundul. Southwark Playhouse – the Little, 77 Newington Causeway, London SE1 to 17 June 2023. 4****. William Russell.
Powerful performances in a play about women in a war for independence in the Cameroons.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser. Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert. Southwark Playhouse, the Large, 77 Newington Causeway, London SE 1 to 17 June 2023. 4****. William Russell.
Loesser's other great show gets a pared down updated staging.
F**king Men by Joe Dipietro. Waterloo East Theatre, Brad Street, London SE1 to 18 June 2023. 4****. William Russell.
Take a heartwarming and illuminating trip on love's merry gay round.
Jules and Jim by Timberlake Wertenbaker based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roche. Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London W1 to 27 May 2023. 4****. William Russell.
Fine performances in a first rate production of a terrific play.
Animal by Jon Bradfield. Park 200, 13 Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 to 20 May 2023. 5*****. William Russell.
Memorable, moving play about sex, disability, friendship,predators and surviving.
The Good Person of Szechuan by Bertolt Brecht in a new version by Nina Segal. Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith to 13 May 2023. 3 *** . William Russell.
80 years on a Brecht's assault on capitalism remains as potent today as it was in the time of Weimar.
The Sun, the Mountain and Me by Jack Fairey. The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE 4 to 29 April 2023. 4****. William Russell.
An impressive account of a young man in the throes of a breakdown.
The Makings of a Murderer. Adelphi Theatre, The Strand, London WC2 on 18 April 2023 and then on a 100 date tour of one night stands. 2**. William Russell.
Possibly more than you need to know about serial killers by MacVera.
Private Lives by Noel Coward. The Donmar, 41 Earlham Street, London WC2 to 27 May 2023. ***stars. William Russell.
Private Lives with overdone battles - a fitfully funny production.
Quality Street. Richmond Theatre, Little Green, Richmond TW9 to 15 April 2023 and then on tour. 4****. William Russell.
Delicious rom com set in Regency days
The Only White by Gail Louw. Chelsea Theatre, World’s End, London SW10 to 22 April 2023. 4****. William Russell.
A true and disturbing tale.
The Dry House by Eugene O’Hare. Marylebone Theatre, 35 Park Road, London NW1 to 6 May 2023. 4****. William Russell.
A long day's journey possibly into light
Betty Blue Eyes. Book by Ron Cowne & Daniel Lipman. Music & Lyrics by George Stiles & Anthony Drew. The Union Theatre, 229 Union Street, London SE1 to 22 April 2023. **stars. William Russell.
Betty is a true delight, a rival in the porcine glamour stakes to Miss Piggy.
Sea Creatures by Cordelia Lynn. Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 to 29 April 2023. 3***. William Russell.
Fascinating, puzzling tale of selkies and a family living by the sea.
Sugar Coat by Joel Samuels & Lilly Pollard. Southwark Playhouse, the Little, 77 Newington Causeway, London SE1 to 29 April 2023. 5*****. William Russell.
A fabulous evening of laughter,tears and sex.