Review: Love Love Love

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


Review: Inside This Box

Showcases future names and above all is defiant with hope and agency


Review: The Deep Blue Sea

Helen McCrory plumbs the erotic despair of Hester Collyer’s abandoned woman in this absorbing revival of Rattigan’s masterpiece.


Review: Beauty and the Beast

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


Review: Shoe Lady

Katherine Parkinson inhabits that breaking through the office crust asphyxiating us


Review: Les Blancs

A superb realization of Lorraine Hansberry's unfinished masterpiece - a classic of Ibsenite proportions


Review: The Spanish Tragedy

The OFS are taking flight with the best scratch nights the Elizabethans never had.


Review: The Merchant of Venice

A fleet traversal memorable for insights the company bring during and after their performance of it


Review: Small Island

A reboot for the future, a passport for change.


Review: King John

A tedious brief tragedy? King John is fun… It’s been said.


Review: The Understudy

Do catch it, and match the feelgood price with nudging theatres towards opening night.


Review: The Madness of George III

This magnificent revival poses even more urgent questions. A twitch on the thread for all of us.


Review: Coriolanus

A Coriolanus memorable for politics sinewed with personal forces: an active interrogation of democracy. And in Josie Rourke’s production Tom Hiddleston’s someone riven by intimations of his true self


Review: This House

Vibrant proof as to why it’s been called the play of the decade


Review: The Sound of Music

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


Review: The Skin Game

Treat this as a wonderful premiere you’ve not had to stir for.


Review: The Two Noble Kinsmen

We’re looking at a bright Book of Hours. Barrie Rutter’s done it profound service, adding a warmth and agency that opens up this pageant. This is hopefully just the first of many such he’ll bring to the Globe.


Review: Cats

Easily the finest production we’ll get


Review: Barber Shop Chronicles

Barber Shop Chronicles is a breath-taking revelation for those of us who had small inkling of a world in miniature.


Review: By Jeeves!

A thoroughly enjoyable period-style musical.


Review: Antony and Cleopatra

Supremely worth it to see a pair so famous weighing equal in their own balance, perhaps for the first time.


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: Romeo and Juliet

Completeness is just one reason to cherish this clean-driven clear-headed production


Review: Love Never Dies

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


Review: Twelfth Night

Tamsin Greig’s extremes as Malvolia mark the first intimations of the terrible and define this production. The ground’s shifted.


Review: Tiger Country

Tells us more truthfully then any play has, the heroism that hardens, the sacrifice that endures.


Review: The Winter’s Tale

Far more than a curate’s egg, this production reveals things we’ve never seen


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: Cyprus Avenue

Devastating drama about the DNA of bigotry played as surreal farce.


Review: Wonderland

Outstanding. Surely the definitive study of the dignity of physical labour, and breaking of its amity.


Review: Amsterdam

Did I say sucker-punch? It’s what the Orange Tree do every time.


Review: Wild

Theatrically the most thrilling end to any Bartlett play


Review: I and You

Will leave you in a heap and wonder what else Lauren Gunderson has written that comes near this.


Review: Long Distance Affair

Interesting experiment in Skperformance