Tag Archives: play

Moulin Rouge! Leads January’s Top 10 New London Shows

From a spectacular jukebox musical to a Caryl Churchill revival and Florence Nightingale-inspired ballet. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Best of Enemies, Young Vic

Could any political play top the current seething drama in Westminster? Perhaps not, but James Graham’s latest is another fascinating slice of history that feels all too pertinent. Read my full London Theatre review here

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The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, Bridge Theatre

Phillip Pullman’s tricky prequel struggles to find magic. Read my full London Theatre review here

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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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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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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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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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Sessions, Soho Theatre

This new play about depression and masculinity has some illuminating moments, but is often too thinly sketched. Read my full Telegraph review here

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