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Original History Boy Samuel Barnett takes on the 10 Questions for 10 Years challenge.
Actor/singer/writer/dad Nadim Naaman takes a moment to answer 10 Questions for 10 Years most thoughtfully indeed.
Nicholas Hytner gives us an utterly inspired take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre, with Gwendoline Christie in stupendous form.
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam’s Hans Kesting was my first ever Best Actor award winner and has continued to be one of the most interesting actors around, in any language.
The outgoing Evening Standard theatre reviewer Henry Hitchings takes a little time to reflect with 10 easygoing questions.
From Coldplay to Claude Debussy, crossover soprano Justine Balmer’s debut album Simple Thing is a collection of songs that work well together.
How many of us can say we’ve inspired some branded condoms?! Find out more as playwright Tom Wells becomes the first person to answer 10 questions for 10 years.
A sensational performance from Cary Crankson anchors a powerful production of Simon Stephens’ Country Music at Clapham’s Omnibus Theatre.
The inimitable Kneehigh retools The Beggar’s Opera in Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs).
Despite a cracking design, White Pearl doesn’t convince as an effective play at the Royal Court.
Some properly tasty food makes the Game of Thrones-inspired immersive show Dinner is Coming an entertaining night indeed at The Vaults.
Middle-aged white male wish fulfilment writ large, The Starry Messenger is a dull, disappointing and delusional three hours at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
A pair of dreamy album reviews with Matthew Croke’s Only Dreaming & Anna O’Byrne’s Dream.
As sweet-sharp as a diabolo grenadine, Amélie the Musical has lost none of its inimitable charm as it gears up for a considerable UK tour.
August Wilson’s King Hedley II is something of a flawed play but it receives a strong production from Nadia Fall at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
A sensationally good new British musical that I couldn’t recommend more. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at the Southwark Playhouse is something special.
Tennessee Williams’s Orpheus Descending may not be his greatest play but Tamara Harvey’s production for the Menier Chocolate Factory proves most affecting in the end.
Bold as you like, Chalk Line’s Testament is a breath of bracingly fresh air into the Hope Theatre with its blend of physical theatre, metaphysical narrative and contemporary issue-baiting.
Aussie soap opera musical Summer Street proves an amiable if unchallenging watch at the Waterloo East Theatre.
Neil Austin’s lighting design in Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre is a thing of beauty and Hayley Atwell is excellent but Ibsen is still Ibsen…
Maxine Peake is magisterial at the Barbican in this heart-breaking monologue Avalanche; A Love Story.
On the one hand, you might consider Little Death Club as just another late night cabaret show, but on experiencing this extraordinary hour, you see that it really is more than that, somethin…
Andrea Levy’s novel Small Island comes to life most beautifully in this adaptation by Helen Edmundson at the National Theatre.
The Hired Man might perhaps disappoint those looking for the bombast of a large-scale musical but in its subtle portrait of a slice of social history, there’s something more intriguing and…
Some titanic acting performances from Sally Field, Bill Pullman and Colin Morgan in this superb All My Sons at the Old Vic Theatre.
Twelfth Night in the roaring twenties? OVO Theatre brings its inventive musical take on Shakespeare to the Rose Playhouse.
A sensational adaptation of the film, Amélie the Musical completely captures my heart – see it now at the Watermill Theatre and then touring across the UK.
Nowhere near enough charm in this Sweet Charity for my liking. Josie Rourke’s farewell to the Donmar Warehouse is grey rather than silver.
Just a quickie for this revisit to Follies, which remains as perfect a piece of musical theatre as I could hope for. I loved it then but I really love it now.
Aletta Collins’ new choreography is just one of the highlights of a most successful West Side Story at the Royal Exchange.
This 50th anniversary tour of Hair the Musical does more than any to make me like the show.