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Absolute Hell
Review - Absolute Hell in the Lyttelton at the National Theatre
It was a fringe rediscovery of this 1952 play at Richmond's Orange Tree in 1988 that reignited interest in this neglected play, and led directly to a famous 1991 TV version, directed by Antony Page... Read more
The Writer
Review - The Writer at the Almeida Theatre, starring Romola Garai
OK, Ella Hickson's new play is meant to make you feel uncomfortable - not least if you're a man and you're involved in the theatre, and a critic to boot. It should carry a police warning: anything... Read more
Strictly Ballroom
Review - Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom at the Piccadilly Theatre
Be careful what you sometimes wish for. When I reviewed this stage version of Baz Luhrmann's  first hit film Strictly Ballroom from 1992 on its UK premiere at West Yorkshire Playhouse in late 2016, I... Read more
Much Ado About Nothing
Review - Much Ado About Nothing starring Mel Giedroyc at Rose Theatre Kingston
Greeted by designer Naomi Dawson’s impressive contemporary hotel set, with Paul Pyant’s clever use of lighting to mimic both the feel of a warm Mediterranean evening and the charged atmosphere of a... Read more
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