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Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear - the Musical!

Laurence Green immerses himself in the psychedelic colours and sounds of this wisecracking, rib-tickling, side-splitting phantasmagoria.

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5th Aug 2019
Laurence Green
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Nicholas Hytner returns to the Bridge Theatre once again with another Shakespearn classic, this time venturing out of Rome and into the dream-forest outside of Athens in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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25th Jul 2019
Theodore Hung
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Jesus Christ Superstar

The Rice/Lloyd Webber-penned classic still feels fresh and vibrant and provides an entertaining and thought-provoking experience for audiences of all ages, writes Laurence Green.

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19th Jul 2019
Laurence Green
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The Hunt

Adapted from the acclaimed 2012 film, The Hunt is a disturbing and powerful drama that you won't forget in a hurry! Laurence Green reviews.

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12th Jul 2019
Laurence Green
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On Your Feet

Christie Prades gives a performance of great personal magnetism, tenderness and sensitivity in this absorbing and occasionally moving musical about the life of Gloria Estefan. Laurence Green reviews.

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8th Jul 2019
Laurence Green
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Present Laughter

Andrew Scott steals the show with a fascinatingly detailed interpretation of a character who is flirtatious, stroppy and sardonic, yet also drowning in melancholy in Noel Coward's comedy. Laurence Green reviews.

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2nd Jul 2019
Laurence Green
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Bitter Wheat

David Mamet's trademark whip-crack smart dialogue is much in evidence throughout this acid portrait of Hollywood power and manipulation starring John Malkovich. Laurence Green reviews.

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25th Jun 2019
Laurence Green
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The Starry Messenger

Laurence Green finds the eagerly awaited The Starry Messenger a play that fails to drum up much interest in or empathy with the characters and the situations they face.

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7th Jun 2019
Laurence Green
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Rutherford and Son

An impressive, intimate family drama that has aged well and provides plenty of topical resonance in its sense of festering tensions between the generations, writes Laurence Green.

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7th Jun 2019
Laurence Green
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Our Town

Thornton Wilder's revived Pulitzer-winning play is a grand meditation on human life, celebrating what it is to be alive and the bonds that unite us all. Laurence Green reviews.

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29th May 2019
Laurence Green
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Death of a Salesman

Wendell Pierce excels in this compassionate, psychologically acute interpretation of Arthur Miller's classic that allows us to see a familiar play with fresh eyes. Laurence Green reviews.

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21st May 2019
Laurence Green
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Rosmersholm

This timely revival of Ibsen's Rosmersholm "is a piercingly relevant work of personal and political passion, ambitious, complex and dramatically compelling. It might now in our troubled, searching times have found its right moment." Laurence Green reviews.

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13th May 2019
Laurence Green
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Small Island

A passionate engagement with the past that is sure to resonate with audiences at a time when recognition and compensation for the Windrush generation is under such fierce scrutiny. Laurence Green reviews.

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8th May 2019
Laurence Green
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All My Sons

Sally Field and Bill Pullman bring a real sense of authenticity to this production that is a testament to the enduring power of Arthur Miller's appeal to our collective conscience. Laurence Green reviews.

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30th Apr 2019
Laurence Green
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I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning With Why Have You Been Sleeping With My Wife: A Play by Christopher Bliss

With dad jokes flying left right and centre and some nice physical comedy, this is a show for those who have never truly grown up and long may they remain! Gabriel Wilding reviews.

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26th Apr 2019
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Sweet Charity

A heart-pounding, foot-tapping ode to Broadway musicals which sees Anne-Marie Duff steal the show as the titular heroine. Laurence Green reviews.

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23rd Apr 2019
Laurence Green
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Top Girls

Top Girls presents an argument for compassion, as well as a sharp look at social inequality in a country divided by its own ambitions, writes Laurence Green.

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12th Apr 2019
Laurence Green
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Fiddler on the Roof

The resurgence in ant-Semitism ensures a timeless resonance to Trevor Nunn's revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, writes Laurence Green.

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5th Apr 2019
Laurence Green
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Emilia

Elements of pantomime and boisterous backchat make Emilia a rousing reminder of creative women who have been omitted from history or have had to fight to make themselves heard.

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5th Apr 2019
Laurence Green
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Admissions

Alex Kingston and Andrew Woodall are perfectly cast in Joshua Harmon's satirical comedy skewering of the hypocrisies of the liberal left.

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25th Mar 2019
Laurence Green
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Waitress

"A truly tasty treat, bringing an uplifting celebration of love and laughter to the West End stage." Laurence Green reviews Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre.

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20th Mar 2019
Laurence Green
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Berberian Sound Studios

Cult 2012 film Berberian Sound Studios, playing at the Donmar Warehouse, is an example of how what works on celluloid can fall flat in the theatre.

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12th Mar 2019
Laurence Green
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Only Fools and Horses

An affectionate, if lightweight, homage to the classic BBC sitcom with delightful performances from Tom Bennett (Del Boy) and Paul Whitehouse (Grandad). Laurence Green reviews.

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11th Mar 2019
Laurence Green
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Tartuffe

This fresh, funny and thoughtful production shows that Tartuffe has lost none of its sparkle, writes Laurence Green.

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4th Mar 2019
Laurence Green
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All About Eve

Ivo van Hove's unsettling re-imagining of the Mankiewicz classic about jealousy and ambition, which asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. Laurence Green reviews.

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25th Feb 2019
Laurence Green
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The Price

Arthur Miller's The Price is a powerful study of reunion and confrontation that yields a chest-full of pertinent and painful reflections on the forces that shape us, writes Laurence Green.

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25th Feb 2019
Laurence Green
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Home, I'm Darling

Home, I'm Darling is a finely tuned, thought-provoking comedy about a mini revolution in deepest suburbia, with a superb central performance by Katherine Parkinson. Laurence Green reviews.

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11th Feb 2019
Laurence Green
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Songs for Nobodies

A tour de force performance from Bernadette Robinson marks Joanna Murray-Smith's Songs for Nobodies as a glorious homage to many of the great voices that are no longer with us.

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28th Jan 2019
Laurence Green
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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

Simon Russell Beale effortlessly holds the attention as Shakespeare's flawed monarch, but overall it is a production that lacks both clarity and insight, writes Laurence Green.

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2nd Jan 2019
Laurence Green
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Sweat

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer prize winning 'Sweat' flits seamlessly between humour, heartbreak and trauma and emerges as a deeply profound and moving piece of work, writes Laurence Green.

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21st Dec 2018
Laurence Green


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