Neville's Island, Duke of York's Theatre, review: 'fundamentally static'

A play about four colleagues marooned on a Cumbrian island goes nowhere, says Tim Walker.

The House That Will Not Stand, Tricycle Theatre

Bigger is better in the Tricycle’s latest piece of reclaimed black history. African-American writer Marcus Gardley’s stimulating play, which transports Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba to 1836 New Orleans and a significant shift in the evolving ra

The House That Will Not Stand review unlike any other play in London

Marcus Gardleys pulsing new play about a free black woman and her daughters in 1830s New Orleans is a rich mix of rivalry, voodoo and the fight for freedom.

Tiger Country - Hamstead Theatre

Beyond the corridors of a busy London hospital lies a workplace full of professionals under the most extreme pressure – where an unintentional slip can have disastrous consequences. Professionalism and prejudice, turbulent staff romances, ambition an

Wildefire - Hampstead Theatre

Gail Wilde is an average policewoman, but one who lives up to her nickname, ‘WILDEFIRE’ – and in the precarious world of modern policing, being wild or full of fire is hardly likely to be appropriate for the job in hand… Suspicions surrounding

Elephants - Hampstead Theatre

Richard and Sally are waiting for their friends and family to join in the festivities – the tree is decorated, the wine is mulling, the presents are wrapped. But beneath this shiny façade, disastrous events from last Christmas have left their mark on t

State Red - Hampstead Theatre

It’s late. Richard and Joyce have just returned home from the House of Lords – another boozy, gruelling but important social event that further cements Richard’s chance of being promoted to Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. To their astoni

Four Minutes Twelve Seconds - Hampstead Theatre

Seventeen year old Jack is the apple of his mother’s eye. Di and David have devoted their whole lives to giving him every opportunity they never had – and as a result, Jack is smart, outgoing, and well on his way to achieving the grades to study Law a

The Absence of War - Headlong Theatre - UK Tour

It's now or never for George Jones. The charismatic leader of the Labour Party needs to get out of opposition and into Number Ten. Plagued by a hostile media, beset by divisions in his party and haunted by his own demons, George has three weeks to convinc

The House That Will Not Stand , Tricycle Theatre, London

There are echoes of Lorca's House of Bernarda Alba in this appealing comedy set in New Orleans in 1836. The master of the house has recently died and his imperious partner attempts to protect her daughters from ill-advised liaisons with men.