Josey De Rossi
This story of race, gender and hair will see you laugh, cry and fume, as an unflinchingly honest portrayal of black women dissipates the myth that we live in a post-feminist age. Explosive drama. At the Theatre Royal, Stratford East.
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain II
How Henry laughed! Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain II at the Garrick Theatre Eight-year-old Henry takes our reviewer on a truth-seeking historical adventure. ...
The White Witch of Rose Hall
A historical tale, set in the 1830s on one of Jamaica’s largest plantations. A story of power, sex and a fight for freedom, set against the backdrop of William Wilberforce's campaign for the abolition of slavery.
As You Like It
As You Like It, directed by Jessica Ruano, rewrites Shakespeare’s comedy by omitting the sub-plots of the play involving the comic characters of Touchstone, Corin, Silvius, Phoebe and Audrey. Her re-arranging and editing of Shakespeare’s narrative ensures that the play is re-written as a tragedy, resisting the redemptive themes in the original As You Like It text.
The Elizabethans & Jacobians
The Spanish Tragedy
Lazarus Theatre productions never fail to grab you from the moment you enter the theatre. You step through into a world of mayhem as if stepping through an invisible membrane that divides you from where you've come. At the Blue Elephant Theatre.
Theatre of Realism
Land of Our Fathers
Engaging from the outset, the play hits the audience with a mining disaster only seconds after an explosion that traps six miners. The fact that it is 1979 adds even greater tension.
Featured Theatre of Realism
Battersea Arts Centre's London Stories: A 1-on-1-on-1 Festival is uniquely positioned to become a most powerful form of participatory theatre. The idea is simple: begin with a sprawling building, like old municipal offices; invite in local people who feel they have life-changing experiences to tell about living their messy, complicated lives (that's pretty much all of us), and organise ushers and staff to direct the moving traffic of paying audience members from story to story around the building.
Comedy and comics Featured
The phenomenon which is Miranda Sings at Leicester Square is the only show in the vicinity originating from being a YouTube sensation. Colleen Ballinger is a comic genius for creating the world of Miranda, the "relly tallented" star of the bite-size screen.
CELL at the Little Angel Theatre
After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Ted goes on the trip of a lifetime… and so does his pet fish. Humorous, heart-warming and uplifting, CELL features charming puppetry, physical theatre and an original musical score to tell the story of one man’s final adventure.
Gotta Sing Gotta Dance
The title of a theatre production is designed to provoke a reaction; Gotta Sing Gotta Dance had a decided effect on me, leading me to expect the usual fare of song and dance energetically contrived. What a surprise I was in for as I viewed the unfolding of a wonderfully coherent and original production that turned out to be a stunning exposé of the last sixty years of musical theatre.