London. PRINCESS IDA libretto by W S Gilbert revised by Phil Wilmott music by Arthur Sullivan. Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 18 April 2015. Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat, Sun 3pm. Runs 2hr 25min One interval. TICKETS: 0844 847 1652. www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online). Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 March. Fine music in satire that’s had its shelf-life.
London. THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD by Paul Jenkins lyrics and music by Darren Clark. Southwark Playhouse (The Little) 77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD To 11 April 2015. Mon-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3.30pm. Runs 2hr 25min One interval. TICKETS: 020 7407 0234. www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 March. Human rights drama with a human heart.
London. OUR AMERICAN COUSIN by Tom Taylor. Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 14 April 2015. Sun-Mon 7.30pm Tue 2pm sold out Also 6 Apr 2pm. Runs 2hr 15min One interval. TICKETS: 0844 847 1652. www.finbooroughtheatre.co.uk (no booking fee by ’phone or online). Review: Timothy Ramsden 15 March. Opportunity to catch a rarity, though soon sold-out.
London The Nether: Jennifer Haley Duke of York’s Theatre St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BG 7.30pm, mats Thurs, Sat 2.30pm Runs: 1hr 15mins without interval. To 25 04 TICKETS: 0844 871 3055 Phone bookings: 44+ (0)207 492 1548 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat/Sun 9am-7pm Online: www.atgtickets.com Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Feb 24, 2015: Powerful, poetic, full of mystery.
London. BAD JEWS by Joshua Harmon. Arts Theatre Great Newport Street WC2H 7JB To 11 July 2015. Mon-Sat 7.30pm.Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm. Run 1hr 40min No interval. TICKETS: 020 7836 8463. www.artstheatre.co.uk Review: William Russell 2 April. Splitting heirs – hilariously, painfully, simultaneously.
London. CLOSER by Patrick Marber. Donmar Warehouse 41 Earlham Street WC2H 9LX To 4 April 2015. Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm . Audio-described 4 Apr 4 2.30pm (+ Touch Tour 1.30pm). Captioned 30 Mar. Runs 2hr 20min One interval. TICKETS: 0844 871 7624 (£2.50 transaction fee). www.donmarwarehouse.com Review: Carole Woddis 6 February. Historical and prescient – a heady mix.
London. RULES FOR LIVING by Sam Holcroft. Dorfman Theatre Upper Ground South Bank SE1 9PX In rep to 18 July 2015. 3pm 18, 29 Apr, 9, 12, 23 May, 13, 17, 23 Jun, 7 Jul. 8pm 8-11, 17, 18, 20, 21, 28, 29 Apr, 8, 9, 11-13, 21-23 May, 12, 13, 15-17, 22, 23 Jun, 6-8 Jul. Audio-Described 11 May, 13 jun 3pm (+ Touch Tour). Captioned 13 May, 15 Jun. Runs: 2hr 30min One interval. TICKETS 020 7452 3000. …
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.
London. PIG GIRL by Colleen Murphy. Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Arms 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 16 February 2015. Sun, Mon 7.30pm. Runs 1hr 35min No interval. TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr). www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 January. 5-0 to the Finborough with protean Canadian playwright.
London. THRILLER – LIVE original concept by Adrian Grant. Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 7ES to 6 September 2015. Sun–Fri 7.30pm Sat 8pm Mat Sat 4pm, Sun 3.30pm. Runs 2hr 30min One interval. TICKETS: 6844 412 4661. www.nimextheatres.com/lyric-theatre/ Review: William Russell 22 January. Thrilling, alive and kicking.
London. OUT OF THE CAGE by Alex Mc Sweeney. Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 14 February 2015. Tue-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 3.15pm. Runs 2hr 5min One interval. TICKETS: 020 7870 6876. www.parktheatre.co.uk Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 January. Physically dynamic exploration of war on the Home Front.
London. CONTACT.COM by Michael Kingsbury. Park Theatre (Park 200) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 14 February 2015. Tue-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm. Run s 2hr 10min One interval. TICKETS: 020 7870 6876. www.parktheatre.co.uk Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 January. Not theatrical caviar, but generally pleasing.
London. BAD JEWS by Joshua Harmon. St James Theatre 12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA To 28 February 2015. Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm. Runs 1hr 45min No interval. TICKETS: 0844 284 2140. www.stjamestheatre.co.uk Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 January. Bad Jews, fine drama, splendid comedy.
London MOLLY WOBBLY book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd. Leicester Square Theatre 6 Leicester Place WC2H 7BX To 14 March 2015. Tue–Sat 7pm except 31 Jan 4pm & 8pm. Runs 2 hr One interval. TICKETS: 08448 733433. www.leicestersquaretheatre.com Review: William Russell 29 January. On the way to the Grail.
London. SHE LOVES ME book by Joe Masterhoff lyrics by Sheldon Harnick music by Jerry Bock based on the play by Miklos Lazslo. Landor Theatre 70 Landor Road Clapham SW9 9PH To 7 March 2015. Tue–Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm. Runs 2hr 40min One interval. TICKETS: 020 7737 7276. www.landortheatre.co.uk Review: William Russell 9 February. Pen Pals in Old Budapest hardly up-to-date.
London/Manchester. INSOMNIA devised by Riotous Company. Park Theatre (Park 90) Clifton Terrace Finsbury Park N4 3JP To 2 November. Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat, Sun 3.15pm. TICKETS: 0207 870 6876. www.parktheatre.co.uk then Number 1 First Street Manchester 6, 7 November 2014. 7.30pm. TICKETS: 0161 200 1500. www.homemcr.org Runs 50 min No interval. Review: William Russell 30 October. Sleepless in Finsbury – and at Home in Manchester.