Review: Metamorphoses

The overriding sense, not surprisingly with these actors, is joy.


Review: Looking Good Dead

A first-rate production. If you enjoy thrillers, you must see this.


Review: Dirty Dancing

There’s a fitting heart-warming climax to a dream of production. And a surprise to those who think they know the film.


Review: Paradise

A sleeping classic in the making


Review: The Twits

A summer must-see to charge you up for the autumn, and taking on the real twits ahead.


Review: The Odyssey

As spellbinding as Circe and Calypso in one


Review: Dracula

You should see this with some fine acting and a storyline making more sense of Dracula than Stoker does himself.


Review: Mr and Mrs Nobody

A warm-hearted yet sharp-witted peek at how the Pooter half live


Review: More Grimm Tales

A rollicking production with razored timing, musical cues and ad-libs worked in to half-second slots. A must-see.


Review: Jekyll & Hyde

The most viscerally convulsive realisation of Jekyll or Hyde imaginable


Review: The Mahabharata

A dramatic sense of arrival the way the Odyssey here ended: a clash of even vaster ferocity, keening, treachery, humour, mischievousness, sacrifice and grief, joy and the agency of women.


Review: Icarus

After all the gods and their lack of choice, we come to the final instalment, the human dimension. Where we have one. A heartfelt, satisfying finish.


Review: Aphrodite

Dazzling: wise, clever twists about choice, male determination, and consequence.


Review: Pygmalion

The most profound reinvention of this particular myth I’ve seen


Review: Orpheus

A terrific reinvention, bringing gods and heroines up from the death of myth to an altered world.


Review: Persephone

Dazzling: wise, clever twists about choice, male determination, and consequence.


Review: Love’s Poison

Whether as James Allen's play The Engagement, or as narrative, Love’s Poison should be seen or read by everyone.


Review: Metamorphosis

Compelling devised theatre - creative, dynamic and humourous!


Review: Uncle Vanya

The definitive Vanya for our times


Review: Frankenstein

Imaginative, Exquisitely Haunting and Moving - Visual Storytelling at its best!


Review: Love Love Love

Epic eavesdropping casts that ultimate spell: reading ourselves by flashes of lightning.


Review: Beauty and the Beast

Nothing so convincing has been done with this legend. It deserves many revivals.


Review: Small Island

A reboot for the future, a passport for change.


Review: By Jeeves!

A thoroughly enjoyable period-style musical.


Review: Frankenstein (alternate version)

The acting scales cliff-edges of unreason. One remembers the scale of betrayal and loss of redemption. Benedict Cumberbatch here is Frankenstein, Jonny Lee Miller the Creature. The alternate version aired first is still available.


Review: A Separate Peace

Stoppard looks at society’s phantom limb ethic. Even when it’s gone it aches, and it aches to have someone opting out.


Review: Frankenstein

The acting scales cliff-edges of unreason. One remembers the scale of betrayal and loss of redemption


Review: Treasure Island

First-rate theatre. In Joshua James’ Ben Gunn and above all Pasy Ferran’s Jim, we see stars rising quicker than Arthur Darvill’s superb Silver can point them out.


Review: Jane Eyre

You’ll never see a better adaptation of this classic


Review: The Visit

Kushner’s just brought The Visit home with him.


Review: Nora

Stef Smith’s brilliant riff on Ibsen’s original is revelatory


Review: The Tin Drum

Nico Holonics’ blaze-through avatar is unlikely to be surpassed.


Review: Teenage Dick

Ambition treads on teenage dreams and their devastation.


Review: Henry VI

The most effective condensation of the pith of the trilogy we’re likely to see.


Review: Three Sisters

This spectacular production beats with a fervour and purpose few adaptations achieve. Ellams has made Three Sisters new.


Review: Great Expectations

A professionally-realized NVT production, consummate and brooding


Review: A Christmas Carol

The most original, potent and uplifting Christmas Carol I’ve ever seen


Review: Hunger

An exemplary, scrupulous production so starkly contemporary, it makes Hunger contemporary forever


Review: #We Are Arrested

Peter Hamilton Dyer carries this celebration of the conscience to be fully human


Review: The Lady Vanishes

A first-class production. Crisply paced, beautifully detailed, this ensemble is flawless, the finest Bill Kenwright’s team have produced


Review: 4.48 Psychosis

Do see this bold, beautiful attempt on Kane’s masterpiece


Review: Toast

A quietly magical production that knows its own truth and serves it hot.


Review: Blood Wedding

In several ways, this is about as good as it gets.


Review: Vassa

A really worthwhile production with a few missed opportunities


Review: Frankenstein

There’s a clean sharp fusion between these two writers that heralds something special.


Review: I’ll take you to Mrs Cole

A wonderful family show, adapted from the book of the same name, and I guarantee you will be singing the theme song under your breath for days.


Review: The Mill on the Floss

Stunning. This consummate, flawless production is an event for BLT and Brighton


Review: The War of the Worlds

Creative, provocative original play with surprise twists, superb physical theatre!


Review: Peter Gynt

In McArdle’s irresistible performance you’re not likely to see a finer Gynt.


Review: The Hunt

An outstandingly theatrical re-visioning of a film


Review: The Flies

There’s nothing like the Exchange’s approach: their bi-lingual virtuosity burns questions.