Foul Pages (Hope Theatre)

I tried seven different puns for 'ruff' to illustrate Robin Hooper's Foul Pages at the Hope Theatre.  But you can make up your own. A feisty countess (Clare Bloomer) commissions Ian Hallard’s pliant...

Gundog (Royal Court)

We’re visibly, audibly on a windswept moorland in Chloe Lamford’s dirt-shovelled set for Gundog and start well with two excellent actors - Ria Zmitrowicz who was movingly one of the Rochdale grooming...

Carmen (Covent Garden)

Remember how Jonathan Miller took Gilbert and Sullivan by the scruff of the neck in 1986 and delivered a black-and-white jazz age Mikado that’s stayed in the Coliseum’s repertoire for thirty years?  Well,...

Julius Caesar (Bridge Theatre)

SEVEN THINGS I LEARNED AT JULIUS CAESAR: The Bridge Theatre is still a lovely venue, and the flexibility of staging is astonishing. Its great that £15 day tickets are available and young audiences can...

Hamilton (Victoria Palace)

Well, first of all Cameron, I love what you've done with the place. The seats are comfortable and the decor is a delicious Viennese sweep through Frank Matcham's gilt and plush retaining tradition but with a...

The Exorcist (Phoenix Theatre)

It would be easy to dismiss a staged version of The Exorcist as 'schlock' but I had quite a good time re-visiting the movie that formed such an early impression in me.  I saw it in Switzerland, with German...