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...

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,...

Young Marx (Bridge Theatre)

There’s a real sense of occasion at the opening night for Young Marx in the Bridge Theatre – former NT-director Nick Hytner’s £12 million baby set in a glamorous and upscale precinct around the...