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...

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...