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Nobby Clark

Hall or nothing

As the theatre world mourns the loss of Sir Peter Hall, his biographer Stephen Fay reflects on the director’s struggle to found the Rose Theatre



Elizabeth McCafferty / Flossie Hyde


4 STARS, October 17 – December 6. The National Youth Theatre’s production of Jekyll and Hyde at the Ambassadors Theatre is a strange case of rumbustious inspiration rather than adaptation more

13 Oct 2017 14:23 Theatre/Arts

3 STARS, October 3 – November 4. Despite some problems with pacing and a few underwhelming performances from younger cast members, Chekhov's writing makes this production worth a trip to Hammersmith, says Don Brown more

12 Oct 2017 15:08 Theatre/Arts

3 STARS, October 10-14. "If you want to understand how much rural England has changed in the last century, go and see Harvest," says Andrew Morris more

11 Oct 2017 11:23 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, Oct 10-28. Amanda Hodges discovers the unexpected delights of a surprisingly life-affirming play about depression more

11 Oct 2017 11:12 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, Oct 11-14. This Andrew Lloyd Webber classic starring Joe McElderry is still a hit with audiences 50 years after it was first written, says Aliya Al-Hassan more

11 Oct 2017 11:04 Theatre/Arts

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Robert Workman

5 STARS. Legally Blonde the Musical is on at the New Victoria Theatre Woking until Saturday 14 October. Richard Davies loved every minute of it more

10 Oct 2017 12:14 Theatre/Arts

5 STARS, October 9-28. Curiouser and curiouser! William Gadsby Peet enjoys a barnstorming ballet adaptation of Lewis Carroll's masterpiece of imagination more

10 Oct 2017 10:32 Theatre/Arts

5 STARS. "This is wholly immersive theatre, not for the faint-hearted but truly rewarding," says Andrew Morris more

9 Oct 2017 14:31 Theatre/Arts

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Edmond Terakopian

3 STARS, October 3-14. Amanda Hodges reviews an engaging production of one of Tom Stoppard’s best-known works at the Rose Theatre more

5 Oct 2017 16:03 Theatre/Arts

5 STARS, October 3-7. Shocked, frightened, surprised, delighted and entertained – one of the most enjoyable nights at the theatre this year! Expect the unexpected, says Janice Dempsey more

4 Oct 2017 11:48 Theatre/Arts


Geraint Lewis

4 STARS, October 4-7. "A thoroughly engrossing, beautifully acted production that carries real conviction and political punch," says Amanda Hodges more

4 Oct 2017 11:10 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, October 1-7. An ambiguous, spooky treat with standout performances from its young stars, says Alice Cairns more

3 Oct 2017 10:09 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS. Lynchpin Productions present Rotten Perfect, a witty snapshot of the impassioned backstage lives of Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. Andrew Morris reviews more

2 Oct 2017 14:41 Theatre/Arts

Arlene Phillips has spent 40 years on her feet. Now the dancing queen is taking to the road for a tell-all tour. Jane McGowan falls into step more

28 Sep 2017 11:36 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, Oct 16-21. From page to stage. Jane McGowan enjoys an evening with the Wipers Times, coming to Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud more

27 Sep 2017 15:20 Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, Woking Theatre Sept 26-30. Look who’s just moved into the neighbourhood! Samantha Laurie gives The Addams Family musical a big thumbs up more

27 Sep 2017 10:17 Theatre/Arts

Laurence Fox has been waiting in the wings. Now he’s ready for The Real Thing. Jane McGowan finds him warming to his latest role more

20 Sep 2017 14:52 Theatre/Arts

The March on Russia

Helen Maybanks

5 STARS, September 7 – October 7. An intimate portrayal of a working class marriage, delicately capturing the hopes and dreams of a whole generation, writes Jane McGowan more

20 Sep 2017 14:44 Theatre/Arts