The End of History (Royal Court)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany swerve into kitchen sink drama with The End of History, a nicely-judged skid through the 20 years from Blair to Brexit in one...

Afterglow (Southwark Playhouse)

We start with a triple simultaneous orgasm. I'd say that's pretty innovative, because it would take considerable stage managing.On stage love triangles, though, are far from new. Noel Coward shocked...

Avalanche (Barbican Theatre)

When I went to see Vanessa Redgrave in The Year of Magical Thinking in New York, we sat in the centre of row C of the Stalls and every time I woke up she seemed to be staring directly at me. There was a...

All My Sons (Old Vic)

My first written review - for a student newspaper - was All My Sons, at the Octagon Theatre Bolton. 45 years, and six thousand seats in the stalls later, we have come full circle and it was with pleasure and...
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Sitting (Arcola Theatre)

Katherine Parkinson is undeniably on a roll. After TV successes in The IT Crowd and Doc Martin she proved her serious acting chops with Dead Funny and is now headlining the National Theatre’s...

Toast (The Other Palace)

“You put the grill on high, and the bread under it. Turn it over half-way through. And then you take it out and scrape it.” That extract from my eight-year-old school essay could just as easily have...