Category Archives: Theatre

Life of Pi, Wyndham’s Theatre

A teenage boy adrift at sea for 227 days with only a Royal Bengal tiger for company? Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning philosophical novel Life of Pi is the ultimate adaptation challenge. Read my full London Theatre review here

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Romeo and Juliet, Royal Albert Hall

Sergei Polunin finds his redemption, but Alina Cojocaru’s the star in this new production. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Aladdin, Lyric Hammersmith

The traditional curtain-raiser for theatre’s festive season sacrifices pantomime silliness for painful political gags. Read my full Telegraph review here

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The Drifters Girl, Garrick Theatre

It’s a crying shame that we don’t have more showcase roles in musical theatre for blazing talent like soul queen Beverley Knight, and if nothing else, this new show supplies one. Read my full London Theatre review here

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Four Quartets, Harold Pinter Theatre

TS Eliot’s dense, sprawling, four-poem cycle exploring time, faith, mortality, history, love, and everything in between doesn’t exactly scream commercial theatre. Read my full London Theatre review here

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A Christmas Carol, Old Vic

Matthew Warchus’s Dickensian charmer is back at the Old Vic for a fifth year. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Manor, National Theatre

Moira Buffini’s state-of-the-nation play is pegged to that irresistible trope: the dark and stormy night, with a group of strangers forced to seek shelter in a spooky manor house.  Read my full London Theatre review here

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‘Rose Ayling-Ellis is showing you can be deaf and still be happy’: Deaf performers hail the Strictly effect

The actress’ silent break on last week’s show was the TV moment of the year – and it’s changing perceptions around deaf performers and British Sign Language, too. Read my full The i Paper article here

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The Wife of Willesden, Kiln Theatre

Zadie Smith’s playwriting debut is a love letter to her north-west London home. Read my full London Theatre review here

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Why on earth write a history of British musicals and sideline Andrew Lloyd Webber?

Ethan Mordden is weirdly dismissive of his topic in his book Pick a Pocket or Two. Read my full Telegraph review here

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