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...

The Tin Drum (Shoreditch Town Hall)

This is the ultimate ‘Marmite’ show - anyone who’s read the 1959 Günter Grass novel or seen the 1979 movie will thrill to this enthusiastic and explosive production, as will devotees of Kneehigh’s...

A Christmas Carol (Old Vic)

It takes a lot to put me in the mood for Christmas.  But if anything can, this inventive A Christmas Carol does, pulling together tip-top modern stagecraft, a venerated story, and our proudest 200-year-old...

Wicked (2017, Apollo Victoria)

Review/Revisited: How Wicked is ‘Wicked’ @ Apollo Victoria Telling the tale of how opposite personalities Elphaba (who might become the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz) and Glinda (The Good...

Matilda (2017, Cambridge Theatre)

Matilda Wormwood is five.  And just had her sixth birthday.   Or rather the production of Roald Dahl's children's book Matilda adapted with enormous wit by Tim Minchin this week celebrated six years at the...