“There’s one thing that doesn’t change. What money does to people. When you get a taste, you want more.” The Invisible Hand, written by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, receives its UK premiere at the Tricycle Theatre; the final production before the theatre closes for a £5.5million capital development project. The Tricycle never shies away […]

West End Wilma – Review Round-Up

Take a look at all the shows that have been reviewed over the past week on … REVIEW: Russian Dolls (King’s Head Theatre) ★★★★ Russian Dolls was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize in 2013 before winning the Adrian Pagan award last year. Based on the real-life story of an Islington version of Hilda, Kate Lock’s […]


Ireland, 1978. Pat Farnon is quietly giving an entire new level of meaning to the phrase “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes”. Or at least, he’s quiet on the outside. Inwardly, this man, who is mute and middle-aged who lives alone and repairs shoes in a rural cottage, is alive with chatter and intelligence […]

BLOG: Is Fringe Theatre Really Any Good?

What do these hugely popular shows that are either playing in London right now, or have played there over the past few years, all have in common? Show Stoppers: The Improvised Musical, Nell Gwynn, Funny Girl, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Mrs Henderson Presents, Sunny Afternoon, Matilda, Singing’ In The Rain and Urinetown. Hangmen, Constellations, The Nether, […]

REVIEW: THE FATHER (Duke of York’s Theatre)

Some suggest that time is a precious thing. This couldn’t be suggested more so than in Florian Zeller’s The Father. After successful runs at the Tricycle and Wyndham’s, it returns to the West End for a five-week run at the Duke of York’s. Kenneth Cranham plays Andre, an 80 year father to his daughter Anne […]

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