Avalanche (Barbican Theatre)

When I went to see Vanessa Redgrave in The Year of Magical Thinking in New York, we sat in the centre of row C of the Stalls and every time I woke up she seemed to be staring directly at me. There was a...

All My Sons (Old Vic)

My first written review - for a student newspaper - was All My Sons, at the Octagon Theatre Bolton. 45 years, and six thousand seats in the stalls later, we have come full circle and it was with pleasure and...

Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse)

This is as unconventional production of Sweet Charity as you're likely to see. Set firmly in the art milieu of Andy Warhol's Factory, it's so perfectly, silver-foil-wrapped acid-tabbed 1967 it's like you...
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Sitting (Arcola Theatre)

Katherine Parkinson is undeniably on a roll. After TV successes in The IT Crowd and Doc Martin she proved her serious acting chops with Dead Funny and is now headlining the National Theatre’s...

Toast (The Other Palace)

“You put the grill on high, and the bread under it. Turn it over half-way through. And then you take it out and scrape it.” That extract from my eight-year-old school essay could just as easily have...