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...

The Red Lion (Trafalgar Studios)

The things I know about football could be counted on the fingers of the Venus de Milo, but - apart from Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch, which is being turned into an opera, and maybe Bend it Like Beckham,...