Henshall in fine form in splendid new play part of the James series.
Author: Bill Russell
Daddy Issues by Lewis Cornay. Seven Dials Playhouse, 1A Tower Street, London WC2 to 19 November 2022. 3***. William Russell
Bebe Cave worth watching as the deeply distressed potentially suicidal Imi.
Behind Closed Walls by Daryl J Blair. The Brockley Jack Studio, 410 Brockley Road, London SE 4 to 29 October 2022. 3***. William Russell.
A two hander that holds the interest throughout.
All’s Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare. The Hithe, 75 Albion Street, Rotherhithe, London SE16. To 6November 2022. William Russell.
A welcome addition to the London fringe theatre scene.
South African Road Trip. Peacock Theatre, Portugal St, London WC2A to 25 October 2022. 4****. William Russell
S spellbinding road trip round the South Africa tourists don't go to.
King Hamlin by Gloria Williams. Park 2000, Clifton Terrace, London N4 to 12 November 2022. 3***. William Russell.
A timely tale but almost impossible to comprehend what the cast is saying.
A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood adapted for the stage by Simon Reade. Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, London N4 to 26 November 2022. 3***. William Russell
Competent but uninspiring premiere of a play based on Isherwood's novel.
Sherlock Holmes – The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adapted by Nick Lane. Blackeyed Theatre. Streaming from 20 October 2022. 3***. William Russell
The games afoot - prepare to join Sherlock on yet another difficult case.
Something in the Air by Peter Gill. Jermyn Street theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1 to 12 November 2022. 4**** stars. William Russell.
A moving tale of love in old age perfectly acted.
The Moors by Jen Silverman. The Hope Theatre, 207 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 to 5 November 2022. 3***. William Russell.
A Gothic horror tale to thrill if a mite too long.
Tango After Dark, the Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London WC2 to 22 October 2022. 4****. William Russell.
Lavish and splendidly danced tango show.
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini. English National Opera, the Colliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2 to 4 November 2022. 4****. Clare Colvin.
A gripping melodrama passionatelt sung and stylishly directed.
Dmitry by Peter Oswald with Alexander J Gifford after Friedrick Schiller. The Marylebone Theatre, 35 Park Road, London NW1 to 5 November 2022. 4****. William Russell
An exciting blank verse drama about a battle to secure power. Worth catching.
The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore by Tennessee Williams. The Charing Cross Theatre, Villiers Street, London WC2 to 22 October 2022. 2** William Russell.
A bold but unsuccessful attempt to resuscitate a late Williams play.
John Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen. The Bridge Theatre, Potter’s Field, London to 25 November 2022***. William Russell.
Nordic gloom in abundance in a well performed but ultimately disappointing resurrection of a late Ibsen play.
Only an Octave Apart. Wilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley, London E1 to 22 October 2022. 4****. William Russell
Some unforgettable songs and equally unforgettable singers to remember
The House of Flamenka. Choreographers James Cousins & Francisco Hidalgo. The Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London WC2A to 8 October 2022. 5*****. William Russell
The raunchiest show in town, an unmissable mix of modern dance and flamenco.
Ghosts on a Wire by Linda Wilkinson. The Union Theatre, 229 Union Street, London SE 1 to 8 October 2022. 3***. William Russell
A green tale for our times with a worth heeding message.
Persephone by Ross McGregor. The Brockley Jack Studio, 410 Brockley Road, London SE 4 to 17 September 2022. 4****. William Russell.
Demeter - above - pondering her daughter's behaviour in a splendid, challenging play.