Three Eggs by Mike Snelle
June 12, 2011 – 11:00 am | No Comment

The three eggs were the palest of blues, almost white, and were freckled unevenly with tiny brown specks. They were the most beautiful things Thomas had ever held in his hands. He had seen plenty …

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THEATRE – DC MOORE
February 25, 2011 – 4:22 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – DC MOORE

DC Moore’s new show Honest is ‘the tale of a man battling with his compulsion to tell the truth, an addiction that leads to a night which spirals out of control.’
Can you give us a …

THEATRE – THE KNOWLEDGE
February 13, 2011 – 10:03 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – THE KNOWLEDGE

by Cathy Thomas

As debates about educational resources continue to rage, the Bush Theatre’s Schools Season feels masterfully timed. Top marks then for John Donnelly’s new play, which follows a fragile young teacher as …

THEATRE – FITROVIA RADIO HOUR
January 24, 2011 – 10:42 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – FITROVIA RADIO HOUR

By Cathy Thomas

With their ripping yarns of stolen Nazi gold, Gay Hussars and lusty mummies on the loose in the British Museum, these spoof 1940s radio plays are treading familiar territory. Quips and …

THEATRE – A DOLL’S HOUSE
January 10, 2011 – 8:49 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – A DOLL’S HOUSE

by Adam Smith

Theatregoers crossing Cambridge Circus cannot miss the enormous stiletto above the entrance to the Palace Theatre. This glittery eyesore represents the huge, brash success of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Cross-dressing …

INTERVIEW – MELISSA DUNNE AND KATIE MCCULLOUGH
December 15, 2010 – 2:19 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – MELISSA DUNNE AND KATIE MCCULLOUGH

By Adam Smith
Cut Off is a cycle of short plays about the government’s cut in Arts Council funding and is now showing at the Tristan Bates Theatre until 11 December. Adam Smith caught up with …

THEATRE – BIRDSONG AT THE COMEDY THEATRE
November 13, 2010 – 1:04 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – BIRDSONG AT THE COMEDY THEATRE

BY RUTH MCGARAHAN
Rachel Wagstaff and Sir Trevor Nunn’s dramatisation of Sebastian Faulks’ haunting war novel Birdsong was a brave decision which has certainly paid off. The first third of the play depicts the sojourn of …

THEATRE – WANDERLUST
September 28, 2010 – 4:06 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – WANDERLUST

by Cathy Thomas
Funny, painful and at times embarrassing to watch: Wanderlust is a play about sex. Joy is a middle-aged GP whose sex life with her husband has dwindled, while their teenage son is eager …

THEATRE – DANTON’S DEATH
September 27, 2010 – 10:09 am | No Comment
THEATRE – DANTON’S DEATH

by Katy Darby
Danton’s Death – the only work Georg Buchner, student revolutionary and author of Woyzeck, published in his short life – has not been performed in thirty years, and it thoroughly deserves this imposing …

THEATRE – BLACK ALBUM, NATIONAL THEATRE
November 18, 2009 – 10:58 am | No Comment
THEATRE – BLACK ALBUM, NATIONAL THEATRE

by Hannah Gilkes

In 1995 Hanif Kureishi looked back and saw the beginnings of a trend that was to prove prophetic. The Black Album follows the young Shahid from Kent as he starts university in London, …

THEATRE – IF THERE IS I HAVEN’T FOUND IT YET, BUSH THEATRE
November 12, 2009 – 10:16 am | No Comment
THEATRE – IF THERE IS I HAVEN’T FOUND IT YET, BUSH THEATRE

by Miguel Cullen
The truest sense of what is real and what is fake can be gleaned, as anyone who had an awkward moment making conversation with trick or treaters knows, from the crystalline perspective of …

THEATRE – THE PRESENT
August 5, 2009 – 12:55 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – THE PRESENT

by Lou Broadbent

Prepare for your jaw to hurtle towards the drug- and knicker-strewn floor. ‘The Present’, currently enjoying its first UK revival by Good Night Out Presents at the Cock Tavern Theatre on Kilburn High …

THEATRE – MAKE MINE A DOUBLE: FRY AND LEY, THE COCK TAVERN
July 17, 2009 – 1:10 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – MAKE MINE A DOUBLE: FRY AND LEY, THE COCK TAVERN

by Ruth Hargreaves

This comedy double bill, produced by theatre company Good Night Out Presents (GNOP), is simultaneously refreshing and intoxicating and demonstrates that the relatively young Cock Tavern Theatre group is well worth considering for …

THEATRE – THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THE OLD VIC
June 13, 2009 – 8:45 am | No Comment
THEATRE – THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THE OLD VIC

by Tristan Summerscale
This is surely the sort of production that the directors of the Old Vic were hoping for when they appointed Kevin Spacey as artistic director in 2003. A hugely ambitious tour, a Chekhov …

THEATRE – BASILDON, COCK TAVERN
May 13, 2009 – 8:36 am | No Comment
THEATRE – BASILDON, COCK TAVERN

by Jemimah Steinfeld

Basildon is the fifth play from Fringe veteran Peter Hamilton, whose previous theatrical repertoire includes Switchboard at Theatre 503 and The Appearance of Christ in the East End, which was awarded Critic’s Choice …

THEATRE – MADAME DE SADE, NOEL COWARD THEATRE
May 3, 2009 – 6:18 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – MADAME DE SADE, NOEL COWARD THEATRE

by Katy Darby

The Marquis de Sade – aristocrat, philosopher, pornographer, blasphemer and pervert – is a figure who has fascinated writers from Angela Carter to Roland Barthes, and he has been put on the stage …

THEATRE – ESTRANGED, COURTYARD THEATRE
April 15, 2009 – 6:32 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – ESTRANGED, COURTYARD THEATRE

by Katy Darby

The coming-out play is a subgenre unto itself these days (perhaps even a little passé) and writer Jason Charles seems to be well aware of this. Perhaps that’s why the promising poster of …

THEATRE – DON JOHN, BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE
April 13, 2009 – 6:37 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – DON JOHN, BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE

by Hannah Gilkes

The contrasts in this production are immediate; sterile unhappiness versus Don John’s vibrancy and overt sexuality. There is very little doubt over which will triumph, particularly in the run up to the interval when …

THEATRE – ENGLAND PEOPLE VERY NICE, NATIONAL THEATRE
February 3, 2009 – 5:29 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – ENGLAND PEOPLE VERY NICE, NATIONAL THEATRE

by Jemimah Steinfeld

England People Very Nice by Richard Bean
National Theatre, The Olivier
South Bank, SE1 9PX
Box office 020 7452 3000
Until 30 April. Tickets from £10
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
Richard Bean has been …

THEATRE – CRADLE ME, FINBOROUGH THEATRE
October 5, 2008 – 5:14 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – CRADLE ME, FINBOROUGH THEATRE

by Ruth McGarahan

Cradle Me
The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED
By Simon Vinnicombe
Wednesday, 1 October – Saturday, 25 October 2008
Tuesday to Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm.
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3.00pm (except Saturday, 4 October).
Tickets …

THEATRE – THE WALWORTH FARCE, NATIONAL THEATRE
October 2, 2008 – 5:11 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – THE WALWORTH FARCE, NATIONAL THEATRE

by Hannah Gilkes

The Walworth farce, The Cottesloe Theatre, South Bank
By Enda Walsh
Directed by Mikel Murfi
Until November 29th
Tickets £16/£11
Monday to Saturday 7pm, Saturday matinees 3pm
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/37769/productions/the-walworth-farce.html
With a play within a play Enda Walsh tests …