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Theatre reviews covering some of the new shows at the West End, as well regional theatre reviews throughout London and the rest of the UK, including drama, comedy and children’s theatre productions.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet for National Theatre Live

Hamlet, National Theatre Live review

Benedict Cumberbatch delivered the perfect performance in the title role for Lyndsey Turner's adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet last night for the National Theatre...
To Kill A Mockingbird, Open Air Theatre London

To Kill A Mockingbird review, Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park

When you're heading out in London to see you a play, there isn't much more that you can hope for than a great story,...
Wicked theatre show tour

Wicked tour review

We're not really all that big in terms of our coverage of musicals, in fact the reality is that when we found out that...
The Recruiting Officer at The Donmar Warehouse

The Recruiting Officer at The Donmar Warehouse

A surprise all star cast makes The Recruiting Officer at The Donmar Warehouse a real treat. The tickets were bought hastily as a belated...

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure at the Rose Theatre, Bankside

Just around the corner from The Globe Theatre is another of the South Bank’s key historical theatre sites, The Rose Theatre. However, unlike the...
Backbeat at the Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

Backbeat, Duke of York’s Theatre

It’s a bit of a rarity for a musical to come along that’s got the potential to be universally loved, but in Backbeat, the...
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Gielgud Theatre, review

As rookies to the world of tragic comedy dramas of the musical variety, we didn't think we'd be the best choice for the job...

Polar Bears, by Mark Haddon, at the Donmar Theatre

When you're heading into London to catch a play without having everything booked in advance things don't always go your way, however, during the...
New Theatre Cardiff

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime at the New Theatre Cardiff

Originally written in 1891 by Oscar Wilde as a part of his collection of darkly comic short mystery stories in Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime...

Nation at the National Theatre

Mark Ravenhill’s adaptation of Terry Pratchet’s children’s fantasy fiction novelNation looks brilliant, sounds terrific and is based on a well received children’s novel by...

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