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ALMOST ENCHANTED EVENING
SOUTH PACIFIC
at venues across the U.K.

ALMOST ENCHANTED EVENING

A musical that has accumulated a trove of accolades since 1949 seems to have lost some of its magic on its way to modern London.

Reviewed by: ALLEN ROBERTSON READ MORE
DANCING IN THE OPEN AIR
CRAZY FOR YOU
at Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park

DANCING IN THE OPEN AIR

Few British productions deliver the all-American song-and-dance musical the way Timothy Sheader and Stephen Mear can.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
FALL FROM GRACE
THE GLOBE MYSTERIES
at Shakespeare's Globe

FALL FROM GRACE

You can’t help but feel a little sullied by a show that robs one of the greatest stories in theatre of its mystery. 

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
QUEENS AT THE TABLE
TOP GIRLS
at Trafalgar Studios

QUEENS AT THE TABLE

Caryl Churchill’s landmark play is rightly celebrated for transcending theatrical conventions.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
SHIPWRECKED
ANNA CHRISTIE
at Donmar Warehouse

SHIPWRECKED

The performances in this gripping revival of Eugene O’Neill’s 1921 drama sweep its audience away on a roaring tide of raw feeling.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
ANTHEM FOR A DYING SOLDIER(S)
JOURNEY’S END
at Duke of York's Theatre

ANTHEM FOR A DYING SOLDIER(S)

David Grindley's production is possessed of a quiet, steely dignity that makes it impossible to leave without feeling newly shocked at the terrible waste of men at war.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
FAMILY AFFAIRS
A WOMAN KILLED WITH KINDNESS
at the National (Lyttelton)

FAMILY AFFAIRS

One of the best and bravest decisions that Nicholas Hytner has made as head of the National Theatre is to give director Katie Mitchell free rein.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
DYSFUNCTIONAL IRISH CATHOLIC
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
at the Young Vic

DYSFUNCTIONAL IRISH CATHOLIC

Though this has acquired the status of a modern classic, Martin McDonagh’s play is a black and bilious satirical assault on the very idea of an Irish classic play.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY READ MORE
CALCULATED CRUELTY
A WOMAN KILLED WITH KINDNESS
at the National (Lyttelton)

CALCULATED CRUELTY

Katie Mitchell’s staging of Thomas Heywood’s rarely revived Elizabethan tragedy, static and over-busy, robs something of the script.

Reviewed by: NICK CURTIS READ MORE
HIGH-GRADE CHEESE
GHOST: THE MUSICAL
at the Piccadilly

HIGH-GRADE CHEESE

While retaining the blood and veins of the story, the musical-theatre version of Ghost brings with it impressive special effects and a serviceable score.

Reviewed by: DONALD HUTERA READ MORE
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