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Autobahn, King's Head Theatre, London

King's Head Theatre, London: A series of couples have conversations at the wheel of a car in this exploration of relationships, dialogue and unspoken emotions. Read the full review

Toast, Park Theatre, London

Park Theatre, London: Richard Bean is as ubiquitous in UK theatre as beans on toast. Wedged between his new play Pitcairn and his book for Made in Dagenham is this reminder of where it all began for the One Man, Two Guvnors writer, with a revival of his f

Review: Toast (Park Theatre)

Richard Bean's debut play is revived by Eleanor Rhode at the Park Theatre

Toast, Park Theatre, review: 'constantly compelling'

In his final theatre review for The Telegraph, Charles Spencer praises a mesmerising performance by Matthew Kelly

Review – Autobahn – Kings Head Theater

I’ve been a fan of Neil LaBute for some years now, and when a chance came up to get reviewers comps to see the London debut of his short play cycle Autobahn, I was all over it. New job leaving me too tired to go out? Fie, I say, I will survive! And yet,

Toast review Bread-factory drama brings out the best in Bean

Park theatre, LondonRichard Bean vividly captures the blitz spirit of earning a crust, with strong performances from Matthew Kelly, Simon Greenall and John Wark Continue reading...

Autobahn Explores The Claustrophobia Of The Open Road

The automobile is a well-established metaphor for the American spirit, and the road trip, usually down some deserted Route 66 style highway, is practically the national epic. But it’s unusual to see this iconography recreated on stage, hard as it is to

Toast, Park Theatre

Richard Bean has had a busy year, and it isn’t over yet. Great Britain, his bawdy play about press ethics and police corruption, is transferring to the West End after hitting the spot at the National. Pitcairn, a new piece about the aftermath of the mut

EIF opera review: Les Troyens, Edinburgh

THERE was huge anticipation surrounding the Mariinsky Opera’s staging of Berlioz’s Les Troyens, which opened its Festival run on Thursday, not least because it is the first staged production in Scotland for almost 25 years of this epic two-part opera.

Hay Fever review hysteria rules as Felicity Kendal does Coward

This faithful revival of Noël Coward's durable comedy of bad manners is smartly performed by Kendal and Michael Simkins Continue reading...