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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.