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A MONSTER'S GRACE
THE ELEPHANT MAN
at the Booth

A MONSTER'S GRACE
Despite an excellent performance by Bradley Cooper, the pace drags and the transitions are bumpy.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
BAND OF MAGICIANS
THE ILLUSIONISTS
at the Marriott Marquis

BAND OF MAGICIANS
This larger-than-life magic show may drag at times, but it is full of fascinating feats and jaw-dropping moments.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
THROUGH EYES OF THE UNLOVED
TRISTAN & YSEULT
at St. Ann’s Warehouse

THROUGH EYES OF THE UNLOVED
A sturdy thread of storytelling underlies a circus of hilarious shenanigans.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
SIAMESE DREAM
SIDE SHOW
at the St. James

SIAMESE DREAM
With new dialogue and songs added, the emotionally intense pop opera about conjoined twins returns to Broadway.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
BURSTING WITH EMPTINESS
A DELICATE BALANCE
at the Golden

BURSTING WITH EMPTINESS
Edward Albee's parlor puzzler is meant to be difficult, but there is depth and sophistication if you're willing to look for it.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
NOT A KEEPER
THE RIVER
at Circle in the Square

NOT A KEEPER
The characters are ciphers, and the story is a head-scratcher. Not even Hugh Jackman can save this one.
Reviewed by: JOANNE KAUFMAN READ MORE


RHYTHM AND BLUES
MEMPHIS
at Shaftesbury Theatre

RHYTHM AND BLUES

New York no longer has a monopoly on expert choreography.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SPAN OF HISTORY
3 WINTERS
at the National (Lyttelton)

SPAN OF HISTORY

A new play by Tina Stivicic covers 70 years of a Croatian household, set against the backdrop of political changes.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
ALL-EMBRACING FRENZY
MOTHER GOOSE
at Hackney Empire

ALL-EMBRACING FRENZY

Clive Rowe leads a successfully absurd pantomime, with song and dance and pop culture flying around the stage splendidly.

Reviewed by: RACHEL HALLIBURTON READ MORE
SLUMS OF MUMBAI
BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS
at the National (Olivier)

SLUMS OF MUMBAI

The characters of Katherine Boo's bestselling book are drawn with just as much detail and personality on stage.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
BOX OF CHOCOLATES
WHITE CHRISTMAS
at the Dominion

BOX OF CHOCOLATES

As long as you don't expect anything original or inventive, Irving Berlin’s 1954 musical is built to please.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
RELENTLESSLY GRIM
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
at the Young Vic

RELENTLESSLY GRIM

Katie Mitchell and Simon Stephens team up to present Chekhov in such an uncompromising form that you will feel the winter's cold.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
TOUGHENED AND TENDER
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
at Chichester Festival Theatre

TOUGHENED AND TENDER

This beautifully acted production gets back to the roots of the play, with an ordinary man and an ordinary woman in a room together.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
MUDDY MORALITY
’TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE
at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

MUDDY MORALITY

Light and dark play against each other brilliantly in Michael Longhurst's erotic production.

Reviewed by: RACHEL HALLIBURTON READ MORE
MUCH ABOUT NOTHING
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST/ LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON
at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

MUCH ABOUT NOTHING

Christopher Luscombe directs a double-bill of word-drunk comedies straddling the Great War.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY READ MORE
PRISON DRAMA
HENRY IV
at the Donmar

PRISON DRAMA

Phyllida Lloyd presents this swift, compressed dose of Shakespeare as an all-female prison drama.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY 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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