The Magic Flute (Covent Garden)

This was a double-headed opera weekend. Going to Covent Garden always feels like a privilege - I love the richness and formality of the auditorium, but equally it's impossible not to feel uplifted by the...

The Mikado (London Coliseum)

Ageless? Timeless? Fifteenth revival - what else are you going to do with a light comic operetta about getting beheaded for flirting? Re-locate it to Syria and make the 'Three Little Maids from School'...

Soho Cinders (Charing Cross Theatre)

I bet when they first planned Soho Cinders they knew they were on to a winner: an update of the universal rags-to-riches story, some broad-brush characters to give actors scope for comedy and the...

Black Chiffon (Park Theatre)

How far have we have travelled in our experience of mental illness, both in its analysis or treatment, and stage depictions? Anyone who’s ever sneaked an extra item through the self-service checkout...

Hansard (Lyttleton Theatre)

In a week when the current House of Commons mutated into a brawling ball pit for sugar-enraged toddlers, it was almost calming to see the elegant 80’s Tory grandee and his left-wing Aga-fiddling wife...