Loot (Park Theatre)

Filth, farce and absurdism are individually difficult to pull off so combining all three in a ripely uncensored 50th anniversary version of Joe Orton's Loot is high risk, but when it works it's excellent....

Late Company (Trafalgar Studios)

Jordan Tannahill’s taut, 75 minute darkly comic real-life social drama Late Company draws two Toronto couples into God of Carnage country as they attempt to broker closure over the suicide of Joel, bullied...

Richard III (Temple Church)

The old Leicester car-park corpse is back with a vengeance. Antic Disposition’s RayBan-and-head-mike-modernised Richard III contrasts the glorious 12th century setting of Temple Church, with a terrific crash...

Road (Royal Court Theatre)

Road by Jim Cartwright is an important piece of writing but it is also a fly in amber - for all the clever delineation of characters in a single street in Bolton in the eighties, it has quickly staled to the...

Apologia (Trafalgar Studios)

Far be it from me to identify with the bitter old bitch who sits at the end of the table passing comment on everyone and everything in her path, but there's more than a touch of Bette Davis in The...

I Loved Lucy (Arts Theatre)

Revival is a strange word.  It suggests something rescued from its deathbed and shocked into fresh vigour by an infusion of talent, or money, or inspiration.  In the case of I Loved Lucy, the corpse seems...

Twilight Song (Park Theatre)

Kevin Elyot scored a huge success with his 1994 tragicomic gay play My Night With Reg, hailed as an Abigail's Party for the HIV era, but his later playscripts floated beneath the radar as his career focused on...