'My Night with Reg': No 'pink play' stereotypes

When Kevin Elyot's My Night with Reg opens at the Donmar Warehouse next week it will be a revival that is more than tinged with sadness.

Shaw's Women - Tristan Bates Theatre

Eliza Doolittle, St Joan, Major Barbara – many of Shaw’s female characters have become theatrical giants. But many of his lesser-known plays also feature sparkling females often overlooked, despite offering radically different and provocative personae

Saxon Court Southwark Playhouse November-December 2014

It's Christmas party time at the recruitment agency's office, but there's little to celebrate.

Saxon Court - Southwark Playhouse

It’s Christmas 2011 in the City at the height of the financial crisis. A bad time for bankers; a worse time for the poor and vulnerable. But the person who’s having the worst day of her life is small-time businesswoman Donna Saxon of Saxon Court Finan

Chimera Gate Theatre November-December 2014

A medical curiosity is dressed in a domestic melodrama and made the basis for philosophical speculations.

First Love Arcola Theatre November-December 2014

A brilliant text brilliantly interpreted and excitingly performed – there is very little about Conor Lovett's solo show that does not inspire superlatives.

Behind The Beautiful Forevers Olivier Theatre Winter 2014-2015

Adapting fiction to the stage is hard enough, but adapting nonfiction is even more complex, because you have to reshape reality into characters and plot.

Upper Cut - Southwark Playhouse

This latest play by Juliet Gilkes Romero is inspired by true political events examines the fight for diversity and representation in contemporary politics. Labour politician Karen risks her career and reputation on the eve of a general election in a f

Macbeth, Omnibus, Clapham Common: Review

The lights of London are a customary backdrop for many a film but it's less usual to see Clapham Common and its traffic serving as set and soundtrack for a live Macbeth. Omnibus' bold and exciting promenade production turns the muddy patch by the bus stop

God Bless The Child Royal Court Theatre Upstairs November-December 2014

There's a short scene in the middle of Molly Davis's play in which a schoolteacher has a nightmare of her children turning on her like a pack of wolves.