Theatre Review

(Press 3) Deco (Brian Gilligan), in The Commitments, photo credit Johan Persson.jpg

Simon Annand

3.5 STARS, until Apr 22. An energetic retelling of the story of Dubliner soul band, The Commitments, with outstanding concert sequences, says Jane McGowan more

20 Apr 2017 13:00 Theatre/Arts

YAT MAIN STAGE Fracked! Or Please Don't Use The F-Word James Bolam and Anne Reid.jpg


4 STARS, until Apr 22. A darkly comic environmental drama with a top-notch cast who expertly convey the play's satire, says Dermot Hoare more

20 Apr 2017 12:59 Theatre/Arts

3 STARS, Apr 12-15. "The current production at Richmond Theatre may not be its greatest ever staging, but on balance is still worth seeing" says Richard Davies more

12 Apr 2017 16:33 Theatre/Arts

Imelda Staunton in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Credit Johan Persson.jpg.jpg

Johan Persson

5 STARS, Apr 12 – May 17. An emotional portrayal of life, love and bitter disappointment, James Macdonald's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a riveting masterpiece, says Fiona Adams more

12 Apr 2017 12:38 Theatre/Arts

023_The Twits_Pamela Raith Photography.jpg

Pamela Raith

4 STARS, April 5-16. This is a grossly funny stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's disgusting antiheroes, says Jane McGowan. "By far one of the best children shows I have seen in a while.." more

7 Apr 2017 11:32 Theatre/Arts

4.5 STARS, March 30 – May 1. For lovers of rom-coms and Jane Austen coquetery, the Lottery of Love at the Orange Tree, Richmond is a brilliant night’s entertainment. Con Crowley reviews more

5 Apr 2017 14:27 Theatre/Arts

4.5 STARS, Gabriel comes to Windsor's Theatre Royal April 24-29 and Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud May 15-20. A gripping historical drama with strong performances from the entire cast, says Jonathan Lewis more

4 Apr 2017 14:25 Theatre/Arts

3 STARS, March 21-25. Old Hamptonians Amateur Dramatic Society presents an accomplished production of Alan Bennett's BBC series, Talking Heads. It was a dislike of Bennett's work more than any fault of the production that resulted in only 3 stars more

24 Mar 2017 11:38 Theatre/Arts

2 STARS, March 21-25. Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, The Verdict fails to rise above mediocrity due to the constraints of a script that has been poorly adapted for live theatre, says Janice Dempsey more

21 Mar 2017 15:58 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, March 18-25. Equally suitable for kids and adults alike, Shakespeare Up Close's production of Twelfth Night is a streamlined, fast-paced romp through one of The Bard's most popular romantic comedies, says Fiona Adams more

21 Mar 2017 14:57 Theatre/Arts

Seventeen at Lyric Hammersmith. Photo by Tristram Kenton.jpg

©Tristram Kenton

4 STARS, showing until Apr 8. Seventeen is a touching and poignant drama about a group of school kids on the cusp of adulthood, all played by adult actors. Richard Davies remained enthralled throughout more

20 Mar 2017 11:58 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. Bill Kenwright's production of La Cage Aux Folies is an incredible evening of camp cabaret with furs and feathers galore, says Kate Bayer more

17 Mar 2017 12:13 Theatre/Arts

Anthony Eden and Liza Goddard_A Passsionate Woman CREDIT TWM.jpg


4 STARS. Originally produced in 1992 Kay Mellors's, A Passionate Woman, is a concise drama that verges on farce and straddles a sentimental universality, says Judith Conyers more

16 Mar 2017 16:05 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. Harriet Noble enjoys an evening of thought provoking farce at Putney's Arts Centre as the Putney Theatre Company perform Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight and Magnolias more

16 Mar 2017 15:49 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. The Rose Theatre's adaptation of Elena Ferrante's literary masterpiece, My Brilliant Friend, is a bold and adventurous piece of theatre that gathers momentum as it progresses says Amanda Hodges. more

13 Mar 2017 10:33 Theatre/Arts 1 Comments

A confident 4 STARS for Fiona Smith’s production of The Cat’s Meow by Teddington Theatre Club. The tale, based on real events, brings to life all the decadence, scandal and deceit of 1920s Hollywood. more

13 Mar 2017 10:15 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, April 4-8. Ray Cooney's Out of Order proves that farce handled properly can still make for a brilliant evening's entertainment at the theatre, says Andrew Morris. more

10 Mar 2017 12:21 Theatre/Arts

5 STARS. Almost 50 years on from its debut, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat is still a dazzling piece of musical brilliance says Jackie Bryans. Showing at Windsor's Theatre Royal March 7-11 more

9 Mar 2017 10:04 Theatre/Arts

Trevor Dion Nicholas Disney's Aladdin © Disney.jpg


2 STARS. Despite some colourful moments and a star turn from Trevor Dion Nicholas as The Genie, this production falls far short of West End expectations says Jane McGowan. more

6 Mar 2017 16:09 Theatre/Arts

It's a cracking 5 STARS for Blood Brothers, one of only three musicals to notch up over 10,000 performances at the West End. Showing at Windsor's Theatre Royal Feb 27 – March 04. more

1 Mar 2017 15:27 Theatre/Arts

Built with Metro Publisher™