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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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 …
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 …
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, …
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
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
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.
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
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
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