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Memphis, Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Shaftesbury Theatre, London: It took Hairspray, the 2003 Tony winner for best musical, five years to reach London and now Memphis, the 2010 winner, has taken the same amount of time to transfer here since it first opened on Broadway in September 2009. And

Our Town, Almeida Theatre, London – review

Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play connects with the audience without the aid of props or sets

Our Town, Almeida Theatre, London

Almeida Theatre, London: The award-winning American actor-director David Cromer brings his 2009 Off-Broadway hit revival of this classic play about small-town life to north London. In the process he reprises his role as the Stage Manager, a character who

Review: Our Town (Almeida Theatre)

David Cromer's refreshing new version of Thornton Wilder's play amplifies its emphasis on the ordinary

The Cherry Orchard/Uncle Vanya, Young Vic/St James Theatre, London – review

Two innovative productions that draw out Chekhov’s contemporary resonances

Our Town review an unforgettable evocation of Everytown

Almeida, LondonDavid Cromers cooly observant narrator leads a radically reworked version of Thornton Wilders classic that taps into collective folk memory Continue reading...

Review: The Turn of the Screw (Glyndebourne Tour)

Jonathan Kent's peerless production of Britten's ghost opera, impeccably revived

Gypsy, Chichester Festival Theatre

There’s a moment of stunned silence in Imelda Staunton’s storming Mama Rose at the Chichester Festival Theatre, a long, long, moment where neither speaking nor singing she conclusively demonstrates what a difference a great actress makes in this most

Here Lies Love; The Infidel the Musical; Gypsy review

Dorfman; Theatre Royal Stratford East, London; Festival, ChicesterImelda Marcos takes to the dance floor, David Baddiel takes real risks and Imelda Staunton takes no prisoners in a good week for musical theatreDont put a fatwa on it: Baddiel hopes The Inf

East Is East review a welcome revival for Ayub Khan-Dins multicultural comedy

Trafalgar Studios, LondonJane Horrocks leads a first-rate cast, but does the play still address the issues faced by todays British Muslims? Continue reading...