One For Sorrow (Royal Court)

You can tell you’re in a posh family house on stage when there’s salad on the table with a meat meal.   One For Sorrow (the F must be capitalized, so we’re parked at Pretention Central right from the...

Consent (Harold Pinter)

It’s been a bumper week for rape. Harvey Weinstein was indicted. Tommy Robinson was jailed for filming the accused in a grooming gang trial outside Leeds Crown Court. The world’s most durable feminist...

Tartuffe (Haymarket Theatre)

My favourite character in Tartuffe is Madame Pernelle, the ferocious grandmère who whirls in at the top of act one and in a genius piece of exposition by Molière slags off every single member of the cast in...

Peter Pan (Open Air Theatre)

guest reviewer Jonathan Loudan The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s park finally has a summer pantomime they can revive with minor tweaks and cast changes for ever, if they so desire. Peter Pan is, in any...

Red (Wyndham’s Theatre)

There’s a chapel in a suburb of Houston, Texas, whose hexagonal walls each carry a black or nearly-black canvas by the painter Mark Rothko. When I went there, I thought it a lonely, eerie space which can...