This Christmas, instead of merely treading the boards at Tobacco Factory Theatres, the actors are treading in between the boards in a delightful adaptation of Mary Norton's The Borrowers, a story about a family of tiny people, no bigger than a crayon.... (more...)
From folk tales to fairy tales to festive (nut)crackers, Tchaikovsky's trio of 19th-century compositions, originally choreographed by Petipa and Ivanov for the Imperial Russian company, are the crowning glory of the classical canon.... (more...)
John Savournin and the Charles Court Opera gang are back with another panto packed with innovatory storytelling and great songs, wonderfully sung @KingsHeadThtr #ButtonsPanto @charlescourt.... (more...)
If you're looking for a funny play concerning a heist, this is the show for you. Mischief Theatre's third production The Comedy About A Bank Robbery opened at the Criterion Theatre on London's West End in March 2016. A 2018-2019 touring production opened in Birmingham in August 2018. It is currently... (more...)
We are all familiar with the tale of the six wives of Henry VIII. Or at least, their endings - divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. But what about the women behind the rhyme?... (more...)
Sweet Like Chocolate Boy tells the tales of Bounty and Mars, growing up black in different generations with different issues to address, the play grounded in the language and music of contemporary London.... (more...)
"You want fame? Well fame costs. And right here is where you start paying in sweat."
Fame follows the gruelling training and education regime of several aspiring performers attending the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. Be it dancing, music or acting, students must work hard on ... (more...)
John Logan's Red, which debuted at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009, enjoyed a belated West End run at the beginning of this year. As a further encore, a cinema broadcast of Michael Grandage's acclaimed production will be screened in cinemas nationwide tomorrow (7 November).... (more...)
Jukebox musicals are tricky things to get right. Especially if the artist concerned hasn't had a particularly eventful career. Thankfully, The Four Seasons at the centre of Jersey Boys have a veritable collection of criminal records, mafia connections and a whole heap of unrefined talent.... (more...)
Adam Kay is a writer, comedian and former junior doctor. His candid and honest account of his time working for the NHS, This Is Going To Hurt was published in April this year.
It is a Sunday Times bestseller and has won many other accolades as well as being described by many as required reading ... (more...)
The music is magical, with all its coloratura, patter, and character from the principals, male chorus, and orchestra magnificently managed by Tomaš Hanus, but there's still some magic amiss in this staging from Welsh National Opera.... (more...)