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A STORIED CAREER
THEN & NOW: A MEMOIR
A STORIED CAREER

Singer and actress Barbara Cook looks back at her long and erratic career.

Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
NIMBLE ON THEIR FEET
CATS
at Neil Simon Theatre

NIMBLE ON THEIR FEET

Cats continues to polarize audiences after all these years.

Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
PEACE TALKS
OSLO
at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

PEACE TALKS
J.T. Rogers' long-winded but smart play dramatizes the negotiations between Israel and Palestine that led to the Oslo Accord.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
HIGH-FLYING ACROBATICS
PARAMOUR
at Lyric Theatre

HIGH-FLYING ACROBATICS
Cirque du Soleil's first Broadway show is strong on spectacle but weak on story and songs.
Reviewed by: BILL STEVENSON READ MORE
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


COUNTRY BOY
ALLEGRO
at Southwark Playhouse

COUNTRY BOY

It's not hard to see why this didn't turn out to be Rodgers and Hammerstein's most memorable work.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FADING HOPE
FAITH HEALER
at Donmar Warehouse

FADING HOPE

This hypnotic revival casts a spell that’s hard to shake off.

Reviewed by: DIANE SNYDER READ MORE
BEYOND THE EPILOGUE
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
at Palace Theatre

BEYOND THE EPILOGUE

This two-parter offers five hours of kinetic, compelling and emotionally gripping theatre.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
YOUNG CHEKHOV
PLATONOV, IVANOV AND THE SEAGULL
at the National (Olivier)

YOUNG CHEKHOV

This trilogy includes two of Chekhov’s earliest and most rarely seen plays.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
REAL MAGIC
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
at Palace Theatre

REAL MAGIC

This spectacular five-hour stage event will dazzle novices and the faithful alike.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FLASH, BANG, WALLOP
HALF A SIXPENCE
at Chichester Festival Theatre

FLASH, BANG, WALLOP

A revamping of the 1963 musical brings the class divide in the story more into the spotlight.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
ROCK STAR JESUS
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
at Open Air Theatre

ROCK STAR JESUS

Timothy Sheader’s production is good enough to please the faithful and win some new followers.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
OLD TALES, NEW SPARKLE
INTO THE WOODS
at Menier Chocolate Factory

OLD TALES, NEW SPARKLE

This production of the fairytale musical glows with enchantment and charm.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
YOUNGER SELF
THE GO-BETWEEN
at the Apollo, Shaftesbury

YOUNGER SELF

Michael Crawford returns to the West End to play a man revisiting his childhood.

Reviewed by: KATE BASSETT READ MORE
WORK IN PROGRESS
UNREACHABLE
at Jerwood Theatre, Royal Court

WORK IN PROGRESS

The actors' best efforts can't save what is basically a two-dimensional portrait of self-aggrandisement.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FAKE BLOOD
MACBETH
at Shakespeare's Globe

FAKE BLOOD

Despite the gravity of the text, this production fails to create an impact.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
NOTHING AS IT SEEMS
THE TRUTH
at Wyndham's Theatre

NOTHING AS IT SEEMS

Florian Zeller's enigmatic play brilliantly blurs the lines of what is real and what is fiction.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SHIP OF DREAMS
TITANIC
at Charing Cross Theatre

SHIP OF DREAMS

The theatre world is not done with this sinking ship.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SLICK ENTERTAINMENT
ALADDIN
at Prince Edward Theatre

SLICK ENTERTAINMENT

This big-budget production is built to deliver calculated pizzazz.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
CRUSHED BY A BODICE
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
at Shakespeare’s Globe

CRUSHED BY A BODICE

Caroline Byrne's serious production shows a woman struggling under the weight of patriarchy.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
THE UPPER CRASS
THE THREEPENNY OPERA
at the National (Olivier)

THE UPPER CRASS

Turning the shock value up doesn't give this production the impact that this material once had.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SHALLOW REDEMPTION
CYMBELINE
at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

SHALLOW REDEMPTION

This text is full of tricky, thorny material, and this production fails to untangle it.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
CELEBRATION OF IMPERFECTION
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
at Shakespeare's Globe

CELEBRATION OF IMPERFECTION

Old and new come together in a bold, dizzying swirl.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE 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
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
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

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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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