Foul Pages (Hope Theatre)

I tried seven different puns for 'ruff' to illustrate Robin Hooper's Foul Pages at the Hope Theatre.  But you can make up your own. A feisty countess (Clare Bloomer) commissions Ian Hallard’s pliant...

Gundog (Royal Court)

We’re visibly, audibly on a windswept moorland in Chloe Lamford’s dirt-shovelled set for Gundog and start well with two excellent actors - Ria Zmitrowicz who was movingly one of the Rochdale grooming...

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...