A performance of great technical accomplishment and power
Visionary staging of Philip Glass’s Egyptian classic
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
Strauss’s Ariadne may be bonkers but it’s beautiful too
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.
The Amatis Trio are outstanding advocates of two masterpieces of the repertoire
Two slashers fight it out. Read to see my horror film of the week.
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.
The Cunning Little Vixen (Opera North). Theatre Royal, Nottingham. 14 March 2023. 5*****. William Ruff
Opera North’s Vixen is 40 years old but as life-enhancing as ever
A vibrant slice of early 20th century music-making
My Fair Lady, The Lincoln Centre Theatre Production, Birmingham Hippodrome, 8 to 19 March 2023 then touring. 5****, David Gray & Paul Gray
A lavish and very well sung production
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
Superpowers Panto – Extant & Simply Smiley Productions – The Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, 2 March 2023 and touring through March. 4****, Rod Dungate
A small-scale touring panto with a warm heart.
Crisp baroque elegance from Sinfonia Viva
A young piano star revealing beauty in unexpected places