Category Archives: Theatre

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ – The Musical, Menier Chocolate Factory

Britain’s most beloved diarist (give or take a Bridget Jones) comes to London in chamber musical form in a new adaptation created with the late Sue Townsend’s blessing. Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary’s version, tweaked since its premiere run in Leicester in 2015, should … Continue reading

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Girl from the North Country, Old Vic

Defiantly rejecting the standard jukebox model, Conor McPherson’s much-anticipated new work mining the back catalogue of Bob Dylan is labelled “a play with songs” – or perhaps that should be a play and songs, with two distinct forms of storytelling weaving around … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes, National Theatre

In the immediate, heartbroken aftermath of the EU Referendum, I had some very uncharitable thoughts about the right to vote. Perhaps it should involve some kind of IQ test, or at least a demonstrable ability to tell the difference between … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Mark Quartley

The actor talks motion capture in the RSC’s The Tempest. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Freema Agyeman

The actress talks Doctor Who, Sense8 and making her West End debut in Apologia. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Bronagh Gallagher

The actress and musician talks Conor McPherson’s new Bob Dylan-infused play Girl from the North Country. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Anthony Van Laast

The choreographer talks Beauty and the Beast. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Touch, Soho Theatre

Neat freaks beware: Touch is your ultimate nightmare. This latest offering from DryWrite, the company that launched the now stratospheric Fleabag, centres on another woman with a chaotic personal life – this time, mirrored by the symphony of filth that is her cramped … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Charlotte Wakefield

The actress talks the new UK tour of Gershwin musical Crazy for You. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Queen Anne, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Game of Thrones returns this weekend, but those hungry for political machinations and manipulations can also find a feast of them in Helen Edmundson’s 2015 stealth thriller about a little-known 18th-century English monarch and her courtly advisors’ jockeying for position. With plenty … Continue reading

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