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REVIEW: The Lonely Soldier Monologues at The Cockpit

The war on sexual discrimination is over. Equality has been achieved, and that’s why we don’t need to talk about feminism any more. Right? RIGHT? Well obviously not. Despite the fact that the gender pay gap in the UK is at an all time low, women...

NEWS: Cast Change at Shakespeare in Love

The critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare in Love will begin rehearsals with a new cast on 8 December, taking over at the Noel Coward Theatre from 12 January 2015. The production, which has one of the biggest ever casts for a play in the West...

REVIEW: Love Story at The Union Theatre

The second of three musicals in the Union Theatre's Howard Goodall Season, Love Story brings us a beautiful tale of love and loss. When a preppy Harvard student meets a perspicacious working class bookshop assistant, the last thing either of them expects is to fall...

REVIEW: Speed-the-Plow at The Playhouse Theatre

Speed-The-Plow. It's that play with Lindsay Lohan in. You know, the one by David Mamet that's had critics positively salivating at the prospect of some easy prey to sink their teeth into. You know the one I mean? The play where the previews were beset...

REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre

Describing a play as “a perfectly choreographed catastrophe” could be considered a very unorthodox way of opening a rave review. But it’s the only possible description of The Play that Goes Wrong, which is quite frankly, a down right disaster. In all the ways you...

REVIEW: Evita at the Dominion Theatre

“With more than 20 major awards to its credit, and an Oscar winning film, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is iconic. Featuring some of the best loved songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand...

REVIEW: Long Story Short at the Charing Cross Theatre

In a world that’s been undergoing gradual globalisation for hundreds of years, the 21st century has heralded unprecedented technological innovation, which in turn has led to unprecedented changes in the ways we live our lives. The Earth has become a global marketplace, zigzagged by flightpaths,...

REVIEW: Sweeney Todd at the Twickenham Theatre

Victorian London. Poverty runs riot through filthy streets, dodging the horse-drawn carts as they thunder past, and wheezing through air thick with smoke. It’s an unforgiving environment for the penniless, so when Benjamin Barker returns in search of his wife and daughter, he’s forced back...

REVIEW: Ghost from a Perfect Place at the Arcola Theatre

What is a memory? It’s repository for all those little mental videos you've made of everything you’ve ever seen, right? Of every experience, event, relationship…it’s like a cache, storing data to be retrieved at any moment you should demand it. Right? RIGHT? Wrong. Before you click off,...