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Adagio Teas


GET IT WHILE YOU CAN
WAITRESS
at Brooks Atkinson Theatre

GET IT WHILE YOU CAN
A brilliant cast suffuses a potential downer of a musical with light and laughs.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
THANKLESS TASKS
FULLY COMMITTED
at Lyceum Theatre

THANKLESS TASKS
Jesse Tyler Ferguson holds the stage beautifully in this one-person, multi-character show.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
OBSCURED THROUGH THESE EYES
THE FATHER
at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

OBSCURED THROUGH THESE EYES
The audience is thrown for a loop as they glimpse through the perspective of a man suffering from dementia.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
PEN PALS
SHE LOVES ME
at Studio 54

PEN PALS
Scott Ellis' production is an excellent, enjoyable revival of a 60s musical.
Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
KING FOR A DAY
KING AND COUNTRY: SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS
at BAM's Harvey Theatre

KING FOR A DAY
The regicide and rebellion of the history plays are on full display in this fine feast of Shakespeare.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
AGE OF TERROR
THE CRUCIBLE
at Walter Kerr Theatre

AGE OF TERROR
Arthur Miller’s penetrating study of the Salem witch trials is expertly adapted to resonate today.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
WAVES OF LOVE
SHE LOVES ME
at Studio 54

WAVES OF LOVE
This top-shelf musical revival makes 1934 Budapest feel brand new.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
WALKING GHOSTS
BLACKBIRD
at Belasco Theatre

WALKING GHOSTS
David Harrower’s hellishly compelling play reaches deep into the psyches of two characters marked by a past experience.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE


NEW VERSION OF AN OLD THING
HAMLET
at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

NEW VERSION OF AN OLD THING

The RSC takes us to a modern African state for Hamlet's latest psychological unravelling.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
GLITTERING STAR
FUNNY GIRL
at Savoy Theatre

GLITTERING STAR

Sheridan Smith dazzles in the lead role, making each facet of the character scintillate.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
SUBTLE AS A SLEDGEHAMMER
THE CARETAKER
at the Old Vic

SUBTLE AS A SLEDGEHAMMER

Matthew Warchus’ production opts for a stage-thriller kind of theatricality over a more nuanced approach.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
LOST IN TRANSFER
SHOW BOAT
at London Theatre

LOST IN TRANSFER

The West End version doesn't live up to the rave reviews this musical received in Sheffield.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
NO ONE TO ROOT FOR
THE SUICIDE
at the National (Lyttelton)

NO ONE TO ROOT FOR

With this adaptation set in contemporary London, we lose all sympathy for the main character.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
HELL ON PLUTO
X
at the Royal Court

HELL ON PLUTO

A story about a research crew on Pluto eschews the rules of both theatre and logic.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FADED GLORY
SUNSET BOULEVARD
at the Coliseum

FADED GLORY

Even with Glenn Close at center stage, the music and atmosphere here don't compare to the original.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FREEDOM AT ALL COSTS
LES BLANCS
at the National (Olivier)

FREEDOM AT ALL COSTS

Lorraine Hansberry's play about a missionary hospital in a tribal village is passionate, flawed and controversial at the same time.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
DETOXIFICATION
PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS
at Wyndham's Theatre

DETOXIFICATION

Denise Gough scales the depths of an enigmatic character plagued by addiction.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
AIR OF DESPERATION
THE PAINKILLER
at Garrick Theatre

AIR OF DESPERATION

Comedy and farce fall flat in Kenneth Branagh's unsuccessful attempt at lighter fare.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
PUPPETS AND PULPITS
HAND TO GOD
at Vaudeville Theatre

PUPPETS AND PULPITS

A demonic redheaded hand puppet jumps the pond to try its dark, offbeat humor on London audiences.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE

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SCHEDULE UPDATES -
Yes, Prime Minister contracts its run, while A Chorus Line expands its own.
POWERHOUSE OF THEATRE - After 11 years as the Almeida Theatre's artistic director, Michael Attenborough is stepping down to focus on directing. 

SONGS FROM THE HEART - Once the Tony-Award winning musical is set to hit London in January.


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