Review: On Your Bike

Love, labour and left over pizzas in a foot-tapping whirligig of a musical.


Review: Six

Outstanding, the finest West End musical for years


Review: Tom Lehrer

Another sovereign tribute. Stefan Bednarczyk brings Tom Lehrer swaggering out of retirement.  


Review: Mr and Mrs Nobody

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


Review: Sitting Pretty

When you see this show return, it’ll be outstanding, and in the frame for awards.


Review: Living Newspaper #7

Like all the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper series, we need this. Watch a group of young dramatists take on the future


Review: Living Newspaper #6

Like all the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper series, we need this. Watch what this does with the future


Review: Living Newspaper #5

Like all the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper series, we need this. Watch.


Review: Before After

A pristine, heartwarming Valentine of a musical, starring a pair of real-life lovers, it deserves a real-life run


Review: Public Domain

At 65 minutes it’s worth anyone’s time and emphatically money.


Review: Hollow

Poignant music compliments a compelling fable with strong imagery


Review: Lady M

An inspired idea that struggles a little to deliver itself


Review: Being Posy

A solo performance which is written large in visible ink and all the more truthful for it.


Review: Beauty and the Beast

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


Review: The Sound of Music

Phenomenal singing all round. A more than solid recommendation for that alone.


Review: Cats

Easily the finest production we’ll get


Review: By Jeeves!

A thoroughly enjoyable period-style musical.


Review: Love Never Dies

One of the most fascinating dark-hued musicals Lloyd-Webber’s written


Review: The Phantom of the Opera

The Albert Hall’s sovereign production, unlikely to be surpassed particularly with the special encore.


Review: We Are In Time

A heart jumping exploration of transplants with a majesty of the music at its heart and a subtle theatricality expanding it all


Review: Blood Brothers

The blend of definitive and new cast members in a recent classic has overwhelming impact: as story, as lyric fable, as terrible moral for these distracted times.


Review: What Girls Are Made Of

Cora Bissett’s set the bar thrillingly high for a new genre. Who could follow her?


Review: Oliver!

The songs and singers shine in this classic musical


Review: Frisky and Mannish: Poplab

An hour inside Frisky & Mannish’’s ‘Poplab’ is a complete crowd-pleasing riot. Feel-good vibes only!


Review: Rust

Exciting, innovative, and challenging


Review: Fiver

An enchanting speed-read of our connectedness, a reminder that a fiver can change your life. Irresistible.


Review: Pockets

For a great night out pick Pockets.


Review: My Left Right Foot The Musical

An Outrageous and Genius Explosion of What Inclusion Actually Means in the Arts Carried on the Heroic Chariot of Musical Theatre


Review: The Dark Carnival

An underground plot with other worldly twists and live turns in a carnival of music and stories that has massive over ground appeal


Review: Ghost

You’ll know the film. Despite the volume, you should know this.


Review: Hole

Wow drama, the original Greek tragoidia. It invokes the same powers, almost the same gods.


Review: Madagascar The Musical

Highly Recommended for monkeys and lemurs of all ages – quite apart from lions, zebras, hippos and giraffes.


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: We’ve Got Each Other

The Bon Jovi Musical that has it all, except everything that is a tour de force, with lights, an incredible Sir Jon sound track and a narrator that brings it all together without the glitz and aplomb but all the flair.


Review: A Man’s A Man

Celebrate the life and death of the acclaimed poet Robert Burns, with marvelous music and daring prose


Review: Timpson The Musical

A pair of star-crossed lovers out to out-invent their foe, one Keypulet, the other Montashoe.


Review: A Gallant Life

An engaging and memorable performance, recounting motor-racing champion Muriel Thompson’s remarkable First World War experiences.


Review: Holy Moses

A charming retelling of the Moses story through two young people who may win the prize for show furthest travelled and certainly tell this tale with confidence.


Review: The Red Shoes

Sizzling reimagining of the Hans Christian Anderson tale in the context of Weimar Germany that brims full of artistic value


Review: Lift

An original musical with promise and vitality which nearly gets it spot on.


Review: Geek

A new comedy musical with an upbeat score, performed by an enthusiastic young cast.


Review: Summer Holiday

Stunning Ray Quinn and ensemble work their bobby-socks off with notable support from Rob Wicks and his band. Give No. 9 a proper MOT and it’ll strike gold too.