A splendid first play by Danny Lee Wynter - funnyand provocative
Author: Bill Russell
Leaving Vietnam by Richard Vergette. Park2000, 13 Clifton Terrace, London N4 to 8 April 2023. 4****. William Russell
A powerful immaculately performed monologue.
Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison. The Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London SE1 to 6 May 2023. 3*** stars. William Russell.
Impeccably performed piece about where artificial intelligence could lead us.
Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo and Franca Rame adapted by Tom Basden. The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London W6 to 8 April 2023. 5*****. William Russell.
A scintillating production which deserves to draw the town and pulls no punches
Further than the Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris. The Young Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, London SE1 to 29 April 2023. 3***. William Russell.
Interesting well acted revival now with climate change overtones.
Farm Hall by Katherine Moar. Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London W1 to 8 April 2023. 4****. William Russell.
Gripping true story about the aftermath of the first atomic bomb and the German scientists who failed to build one.
Jumping the Shark by David Cantor & Michael Kingsbury. Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 to 17 March 2023. 3***. William Russell.
Pleasant comedy about would be sit-com writers.
He Said She Said by Magero Otieno-Magoro. A Synergy Theatre Project. The Kiln Theatre, 725 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7-10 March 2023. William Russell
The dangers of social media aimed at teenage audiences
The Journey to Venice by Bjerg Vik translated by Janet Garton. The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW 10 to 25 March 2023. 4****. William Russell.
Bitter sweet story of old age, dreams and one more trip to Venice beautifully acted.
An Absolute Farce of a Murder Mystery by Peter Rae. The Drayton Arms Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 to 11 March 2023. 4****. William Russell.
The hammiest show in town - but a barrel of laughs.
Grenfell System Failure – scenes from the inquiry by Richard Norton-Taylor with Nicolas Kent. The Tabernacle, 34 Powis Square, London W11. 27 February 2023. 4****. William Russell.
Shameful account of buck passing and failure impressively performed.
This Bitter Earth by Harrison David Rivers. The White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 to 11 March 2023. 4****. William Russell
A moving tale of interracial love and how black lives matter
Akedah by Michael John O’Neill. Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, Eton Avenue, London NW3 to 18 March 2023. 3***. William Russell.
Two sisters struggle with their past and the world of religious sects.
The Beach House by Jo Harper. Park 90, 19 Clifton Terrace, London N4 to 11 March 2023. 3***. William Russell
Well intentioned and blessedly brief tale of sisters in love.
The Play with Speeches by James Woolf. The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 to 4 March 2023. 3***. William Russell.
Patchy but funny comedy about life upon the wicked stage.
The Oyster Problem by Orlando Figes. Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London W1 to 4 March 2023. 3***. William Russell.
Fascinating,civilised,informative and well acted play.
Windfall by Scooter Pietsch. The Large, Southwark Playhouse, 77 Newington Causeway, London SE1 to 11 March 2023. 2**. William Russell.
The perfect example of a play that goes wrong - badly wrong.
Winner’s Curse by Daniel Taub with Dan Patterson. Park Theatre, 13 Clifton Terrace, London N4 to 11 March 2023. 3***. William Russell.
Ramshackle but interesting play loaded with laughs.
My Son’s a Queer (But what can you do?) by Rob Madge. The Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2 to 18 March 2023. 4****. William Russell.
Utterly beguiling account of living life as one wants to live.