FringeReview UK 2020
Groundbreaking. The smallest producing theatre in the West End through lockdown has become the largest.
Stoppard looks at society’s phantom limb ethic. Even when it’s gone it aches, and it aches to have someone opting out.
Nothing so convincing has been done with this legend. It deserves many revivals.
A thoroughly enjoyable period-style musical.
James McAvoy is peerless and his companions are Asterix-hot.
The acting scales cliff-edges of unreason. One remembers the scale of betrayal and loss of redemption
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.
The most effective condensation of the pith of the trilogy we’re likely to see.
You’ll never see a better adaptation of this classic
A salutary reminder of how a great musical talent and collaboration started
It’s Jermyn Street. If you can, see it.
Epic eavesdropping casts that ultimate spell: reading ourselves by flashes of lightning.
Stef Smith’s brilliant riff on Ibsen’s original is revelatory
Outstanding. An immediate comic classic.
A paean to endurance, love, and wrenched freedoms.
A reboot for the future, a passport for change.
Ambition treads on teenage dreams and their devastation.
A stupendous undertaking
Nico Holonics’ blaze-through avatar is unlikely to be surpassed.
Kushner’s just brought The Visit home with him.
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.
The definitive Vanya for our times