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EMOTIONAL ARMOURY
FLARE PATH
at the Haymarket

EMOTIONAL ARMOURY

In its first London revival since its 1942 premiere, the characters in Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path tiptoe around emotional landmines while war goes on around them.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
THE WELL-MADE PLAY
FLARE PATH
at Haymarket

THE WELL-MADE PLAY

Driven by character development and dramatic momentum that builds at just the right pace, you leave the theatre in no doubt that you’ve had full value for your money.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WEST-END TASSLES
THE HURLY BURLY SHOW
at the Garrick Theatre

WEST-END TASSLES

There probably is a good show to be created out of burlesque, but surely you have to do more than revive the old base acts.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
THE NEW ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
A THUMPING SUCCESS
at Stratford upon Avon

THE NEW ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE

Although the doors have been open to the public since last November, the new theatre swung into full operation mode with the first previews of last season’s revivals of King Lear and Romeo and Juliet.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY READ MORE
ASTRAL BIGAMIST
BLITHE SPIRIT
at the Apollo

ASTRAL BIGAMIST

All this current production can do is remind us of other, better takes on this classic comedy.

Reviewed by: ALLEN ROBERTSON READ MORE
TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER
THE HERETIC
at the Royal Court

TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER

Richard Bean’s climate-change rom-com succeeds in making political dialectic heartwarming, human and hugely entertaining

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
JUGGLING KNIVES
BECKY SHAW
at Almeida Theatre

JUGGLING KNIVES

Sharp this play may be, with its whiplash dialogue and cutting witticisms, yet in the end a lack of substance also means a lack of edge.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
IF IT AIN'T BROKE
THE WIZARD OF OZ
at the London Palladium

IF IT AIN'T BROKE

Unless there is a way to add something original or present it in a fresh light, a work of perfection should not be moved from the screen to the stage. 

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
TWO TALES OF ONE CITY
CLYBOURNE PARK
at Wyndham’s Theatre

TWO TALES OF ONE CITY

In the play's two acts, which are separated by 50 years, blacks and whites experience a bit of a role reversal.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY READ MORE
LEARNING TO LIE
FRANKENSTEIN
at the National (Olivier)

LEARNING TO LIE

Although not without its flaws, Danny Boyle's production makes brilliant use of the lavish resources at the Olivier's disposal.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
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