C. P. Taylor’s Good shows – supremely - how a liberal without developed conscience gets sucked in. It interrogates each of us, especially polite liberals who might say “I’m not political, I’m not interested in politics.” Politics is interested in us. And authoritarianism beats us into a dead-march. And unless we resist to a point of danger, we’ll fall in. A groundbreaking production of this timelessly urgent play.
Review: Django in Pain
Poignant, charming and meaningful play that is imaginative and vibrant in vision and message.
Review: Donald and Benoit
Whimsical, distracting and delightful – from cat’s pajamas to the dog’s claws, this is a real panacea to the absurdity of life.
Review: A Call to Care
A creatively choreographed homage to the essential work of an essential crew from an essentially creative part of our crafts
An astonishing performance of a personal journey that whispers in anger leads you to positives humanity throughout.
Review: The Water Cooler
A unique take on the problems of today which does manage to bring new perspective to the issue we face regarding race and mental wellbeing.
Review: Walk of Shame
A slow burning expose of the shame we should feel at how we treat those who exercise the liberty we expect them to have
Review: Cello on Fire
Stunningly beautiful music pushing the boundaries of the cello
Review: The Bus Stop
A tale of complaint that is a terrific reminder of all of our responsibilities.
Review: The Bacchae
A wonderful classical treat from the students of the RCS.
Review: Lament for Sheku Bayou
An astonishing story lamented and told in an extraordinary fashion that resonates and poetically demands change.
Review: A Kiss From Back Home
A solo performance that brings effectively to the stage the soulful disappointment of a lost relationship.
Review: Strange Rocks
A wholly theatrical exploration of what finding a body on a shore might contemplatively lead you to consider.
Review: User Not Found
A fascinating online exploration of what might happen when someone dies and leaves someone else in charge of their digital footprint.
Imagination rules when you need to find a creative solution – with an orange!
Review: At the Ghostlight
Two theatrical legends talk plague and contagion and not being on a stage
A novel adaptation with plenty of twists in its telling
A series of exploratory monologues that really make you think about the value of gender
A desperate portrait of the strain of the absence from a mother of her child during the pandemic.
Review: Rebus: The Lockdown Blues
A complex and impressive study of one iconic literary figure dealing with an iconoclastic time in his kitchen.
An intriguing few minutes of a short performance followed by the workshop that created it and which you can use to create your own growth spurt.
Review: A Small Gathering
A triptych of solos, presented from people stuck in their houses who dare us to join in their creative deliciousness in an imaginative, terrifying and fantastic manner.
A cotton printed, adult themed circus rodeo that is as wonderful as it is rude and engaging.
Review: Sunset Boulevard
A classic film in a theatrical homage which retains the sparkle of the original and adds exceptional performances onstage to add to the spectacle.
Review: The Phantom of the Opera
The Albert Hall’s sovereign production, unlikely to be surpassed particularly with the special encore.
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.
In Michelle Terry’s quicksilver, quick-quipping Hamlet, much has been proved, from interpretive to gender fluidity in tragic action, that sets a privilege on being in at a beginning.
Review: Cyprus Avenue
Devastating drama about the DNA of bigotry played as surreal farce.
Outstanding. Surely the definitive study of the dignity of physical labour, and breaking of its amity.
Did I say sucker-punch? It’s what the Orange Tree do every time.
Review: Jane Eyre
You’ll never see a better adaptation of this classic
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.