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...

3 Women (Trafalgar Studios)

How often do you see a set with fitted carpets? Walking into Trafalgar Studios and seeing such a realistically dated four-star hotel suite, I thought, ‘oh, good, Katy Brand is going to rip conventional box...

Lorna Dallas (Live at Zédel)

I grew up in a house without music.   We didn’t own a record player, and I didn’t know – apart from the signature tune to Listen With Mother – that music came out of the radio until I was about...

H R Haitch (Union Theatre)

Two groups are better impersonated on television than by theatre: the Royal Family, and East Enders.   In H R Haitch they collide awkwardly in a royal wedding spoof musical with all the elegance of a bin...