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84 Charing Cross Road (Richmond Theatre) - Review

39 Steps

2002 - the year of the musical?


Almeida Theatre - September 2005 to Spring 2006 season unveiled

Albery and Strand to be renamed Coward & Novello (Story, Lizzie Guilfoyle)

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie back in West End (preview)

A Few Good Men - Theatre Royal Haymarket (Rob Lowe preview)

Amajuba - Criterion

As You Desire Me - Kristin Scott Thomas returns to West End

American Dream/Gringo - Union Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw) l Transfer to New Wimbledon

The Alchemist heads to Pleasance Theatre (Preview)

As You Like It - Wyndham's (Sienna Miller for West End) l Buy tickets

Arsenic & Old Lace - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Acorn Antiques hits West End for six-weeks only (Preview)

A Life In The Theatre - Joshua Jackson's West End debut l Buy tickets

Anne of Green Gables at Sadler's Wells

Annie: The Musical - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Aladdin - Sir Ian McKellen to play Widow Twankey (Old Vic, preview)

Anna in the Tropics - Hampstead Theatre (Preview)

As You Like It - Rose, Kingston-upoin-Thames (Preview)

Almeida Season - 2004-2005 (preview, Brighton Rock etc)

Amazonia - The Bridewell Theatre (Review)

About Alice - Richmond Theatre (review)

Amber Agar - An interview with the Cheeky Maggot supremo

Age-Sex-Location, Riverside Studios, Review

After Mrs Rochester (Richmond Theatre) - Review

Gillian Anderson to return in The Sweetest Thing in Baseball

Anything Goes - Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (David Munro, Review)

Arms and the Man - Richmond Theatre (Review)

A Woman of No Importance (Theatre Royal Haymarket) - Review

After Mrs Rochester (Duke of York's Theatre) - Review

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Swanbank Music) - Review

A Night in the Desert (Union Theatre) - Review

Ashes to Ashes/A Slight Ache (Wimb Studio) - Preview

A Dolls House - Preview

Auntie and Me

Arsenic and Old Lace

Around the World in Eighty Days - Richmond

Around the World in Eighty Days - Battersea

A Night To Remember

An Audience With The Mafia

A Dangerous Woman

Anyone Can Whistle


The Apple Tree

Arrivederci Millwall

Anything Goes


A Buyer's Market

An Evening of Flanders and Swann

A Different Way Home

Alice In Wonderland


Behind The Iron Mask - Duchess Theatre (Preview)

Barnum - Union Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Bashment - Theatre Royal Stratford East (Preview)

Broken Voices - Tristan Bates Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Boogie Nights 2 - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review, David Munro)

The Birthday Party - The Duchess Theatre (Preview) l Buy tickets

Bridewell Theatre - future secured (2005)

Blood Wedding - Gael Garcia Bernal heads to Almeida (Preview)

Battersea Arts Centre - For One Week Only (Feb 2005)

Blue Man Group (Broadway NY, Emma Whitelaw)

Bridewell Theatre forced to close (December 2004)

Blithe Spirit - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Bat Boy - Shaftesbury Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Buried Child - Lyttleton Theatre (Preview)

Brimstone and Treacle - Bridewell Theatre (Review, Hannah Knowles)

Billy Elliot: The Musical - special feature l New cast members announced

Brighton Rock (Almeida Theatre, preview)

Billy Elliot - stepping things up for West End

The Baby and The Bathwater - Old Red Lion Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Blood Brothers - Phoenix Theatre (Review, Lizzie Guilfoyle)

Betrayal - Richmond Theatre (Review)

Bright Colours Only (Lyric Hammersmith, Studio) - Review

Derren Brown heads for the West End (Preview)

Bombay Dreams to close for one year

Bridewell Theatre secures funding for immediate future

Blood Brothers - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review)

Billy Elliot - Young hopefuls sought

The Beautiful and the Damned - Lyric (Preview)

Brick Lane Music Hall to re-open (December 03)

Betrayal - Duchess Theatre (Review)

Bedlamb return to Baron's Court (Me and My Friend/Wanda's Visit) - Review

Bye Bye Birdie (Landor Theatre) - Review

Brenda Bly Teen Detective (Bridewell Theatre) - Review

Borrowed Scenes (Concordance) - Brompton Cemetery preview

Bouncers (Richmond Theatre) - Review

The Ballad of Little Jo (Bridewell Theatre) - Preview

Best Men (Hen and Chickens Theatre) - Review

The Bomb-itty of Errors - Review

Bad Blood (Richmond Theatre) - Review

Boogie Nights (Richmond Theatre) - Review

The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)

The Ballad of Norah's Ark

A night of many twists... but few jumps at Wimbledon Studio

Lifeless production is a criminal waste of two great talents

Holly is not just for Christmas!

Sadly for Joe and Blood Brothers, these plays need a good ending

Unflinching boys' tale is practically perfect

A superb comedy with a serious twist in the tale

Blood Royal revue sketch becomes a drag

Sherwood's B stands for sheer brilliance

Phantom of the Ballet

Marlowe set to deliver a flawless solo performance

It's criminal how these brothers left me with the Blues

Oh my God - book now to catch the complete word of the Bible

Few grey areas for The Biggleswades


Crystal Clear - Landor Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

The Countess - Criterion Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Carver - Arcola Theatre (The return of William Gaskill)

The Canterbury Tales to visit Southwark landmarks (Story)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to close in September 2005

The Crucible - London Oratory Arts Centre (Chelsea Players, review, Emma Whitelaw)

Chichester Festival - 2005 preview

Company - Bridewell Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Critics' Circle/Theatregoers' Choice awards 2005

Chicago - Is Brooke Shields bound for the West End?

Margaret Cho - State of Emergency - New Players (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

The Censor - Union Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Cats - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Clouds - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Christmas shows 2005 - A preview of what's on for kids l And more

Cosi - Bridewell Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

A Class Act - Landor Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Calculus - New End Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Candida - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Cloaca - Old Vic (Kevin Spacey, preview)

The Colour of Poppies - Jermyn Street Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Carousel - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review, Davi Munro)

Cowardy Custard (Swanbank Music), Putney Arts Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Conflicts of Interest - Rosemary Branch Theatre (Review)

The Constant Wife (Richmond Theatre, David Munro) - Review

Barbara Cook's Broadway - Gielgud Theatre (Preview)

Catching Dust - Tangled Feet (Pleasance and White Bear) - Review

Cheeky Maggot - An interview with Amber Agar

Calico to close after one month in West End

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Blair and Biggins join cast

Crazy For You - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Cheeky Maggot Theatre present fundraising evening (review, Emma Whitelaw)

Crave - Battersea Arts Centre (Preview)

Camarilla - Old Red Lion Theatre (Review)

The Cream of London Cabaret (RiverWalk Restaurant) - Summer 03 season

Calamity Jane (Shaftesbury Theatre) - Paul Nelson's review

Calamity Jane (Shaftesbury Theatre) - David Munro's review

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Wayne Sleep to star

Candide (Richmond Theatre) - Paul Nelson's verdict

Candide (Richmond Theatre) - David Munro's verdict

Calamity Jane (Shaftesbury Theatre) - Preview

Clive James & Pete Atkin: Words and Music - Tour details

The Children's Hour


Coming Up For Air

Cued Up

Classics Across Centuries

Harsh lessons, supremely well told, in The Children's Hour

Getting passionate about Orton's Greenwich double bill

You won't 'Corpse' but you may die laughing at Richmond

A theatrical Giant which is superbly presented

One of the most charming love stories I have ever witnessed

Chekhov's Cherry Orchard bears a rich fruit at Wimbledon

A sexy and sinister take on the Big Brother theme...

My love affair with Cabaret continues...

The reason why writers should possess a paper shredder

Sadly, this is not a Goodyear for La Cage Aux Folles

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Brendan Fraser) - Review


A Dangerous Age - Drill Hall (Preview)

The Devils - Union Theatre (Review, Marcela Olivares)

Dancing in the Dark - Croydon Clocktower (Review, David Munro)

Donmar Warehouse: Season 2005-06: Sir Ian McKellen (Preview)

Dancing in the Streets - Cambridge Theatre (Motown Musical, preview)

Janie Dee Cabaret - Shaw Theatre (Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber world prem)

Dear Mr Kennedy - Hen and Chickens Theatre: Sarah Thomas interview (DM) l Review

Death of a Salesman - Lyric Theatre (Preview)

The Days of Wine and Roses - Donmar Warehouse (Preview)

The Dresser - Duke of York's (Nicholas Lyndhurst joins Glover in West End)

A Doll's House - Greenwich Playhouse (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Don Carlos heads to the Gielgud (Preview)

Dinner - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Death and the Maiden - King's Head, preview

Dralion (Circque du Soleil) returns to Royal Albert Hall (Preview)

Damages - Bush Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

'Dead body' sought by London theatre group

The Dice House, Arts Theatre (Preview)

Dinner, Wyndham's Theatre (Paul Nelson's review)

Dinner, Wyndham's Theatre - A second opinion

Dick Barton V, The Excess of Evil, Warehuse Theatre, Croydon (Preview)

Dark Meaning Mouse (Finborough Theatre) - Preview

Don't Dress for Dinner (Richmond Theatre) - Review

Dangerous Liaisons (Pentameters Theatre) - Review

Dangerous Liaisons (Pentameters Theatre) - Preview

Dragula (Heaven) - Preview

Dr and Mrs Faustus (Wimbledon Studio Theatre) - Preview

Dear Liar (Wimbledon Studio) - Preview

Drill Hall - The Bed Bug, Sarah Redmond, Boheme, etc

A Dangerous Woman

The Dance of Death

A Dangerous Woman

The Drill Hall unveils its line-up for early 2003

Drill Hall

Drill Hall 2

Hats off to McKellen and de la Tour, this is not to be missed!

Their Record Speaks for Them: Edith Day

Abbot excels in the hilarious Dick Whittington

A magical evening of cabaret in Dulwich

In the presence of a star at the Donmar

Season opener begins with a starburst at Dulwich

Superb Dann let down by her material

You will be mad to miss Kramer's heartfelt Destiny

It's Swing Time for Dorothy Fields in the West End


The Edcuation of a Lap Dancer - Pleasance preview

Edinburgh Fringe 2005: Report 1 l Report 2 l Report 3 l

Billy Elliot - Victoria Palace Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Epitaph for George Dillon (Comedy Theatre) - Joseph Fiennes (Preview)

Elmina's Kitchen - Casualty star heads to West End (Preview)

The Erotica Project - Greenwich Playhouse (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

The Elephant Woman - New Ambassadors (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Embedded - Riverside Studios (Tim Robbins defends his play, story)

The Elephant Man - Union Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Everyman: An Immorality Play - Riverside Studios (Review)

Edward's Presents - Union Theatre (Preview)

The Edge of Darkness - Richmond Theatre (review)

End of the Night - White Bear (Kennington) - Preview

Edinburgh in focus - Luxury Assortment (Black Sheep) - Preview

Edinburgh in focus - To Hal and Back (Preview)

Edinburgh in focus - Soweto Gospel Choir (Preview)

Edinburgh Festival 2003 - Highlights preview, part two

Edinburgh Festival 2003 - Highlights preview, part one

Earl Okin, Musical Genius and Sex Symbol (Wimb Studio) - Preview

Early Morning

Edinburgh favourites to feature at Riverside Studios


Framed - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Georges Feydeau, Greenwich Playhouse (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Four Nights in Knaresborough - Riverside Studios (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

The Fighter - Actor's Church, Covent Garden (Preview)

The Far Pavilions heads to West End (Preview) l Buy tickets

Fame: The Musical - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Family Snaps, New Wimbledon Studio Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Faliraki - Lyric Studio Hammersmith (Review, David Munro)

Four Ladders, Seven Brothers and a Couple of Brooms - Oh!Art Centre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Footloose - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Fuddy Mears to close after two weeks in West End

The Full Monty - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Full Circle - New Wimbledon Theatre (Joan Collins, review, David Munro)

The Flats - Chelsea Theatre (Preview)

Follow My Leader - Hampstead Theatre (Preview)

The False Servant (National Theatre) - Preview, Rampling's UK debut

Feast - Chelsea Theatre (Preview)

Finborough Theatre - Writers-in-Residence Season (2003) (Preview)

Forgotten Voices from the Great War (Pleasance) - Review

Fatale - Bridewell Theatre (Review)

The Fair Maid of the West (Pleasance) - Review

Fascinating Aida - One Last Flutter (Richmond) - Review

Fragrant - Preview

Footloose The Musical headed for West End?

The Finborough - Looking ahead (until August '03)

The Finborough prepares to re-open!

The Fulham Jesus

Raise a glass as the Finborough prepares to re-open!

The Fulham Jesus proves too much of a cross to bear

An emotionally-packed short play on the futility of war

West End favourite to find Fame at Aldwych Theatre

One of the West End's bare necessities

It would be a Folly to miss this!

Wow! These Five Ladies are real stunners!

A terrific way to spend two hours in the theatre


Glorious - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

The Government Inspector (Chichester Festival review, David Munro)

Guys & Dolls - Piccadilly Theatre (Review, Jack Foley)

Gardening Leave - Union Theatre preview

The Genius of Ray Charles - Theatre Royal Haymarket (Preview l Tickets)

The Gruffalo - Islington, Greenwich and Richmond (Preview)

The Girl With Red Hair - Hampstead Theatre

Going Straight - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Grand Hotel - Donmar Warehouse (Preview & history)

The Gingerbread Lady - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro

The Government Inspector - Union Theatre (review, Emma Whitelaw)

Grease - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review)

Gone to Earth (Shared Experience) - Lyric Hammersmith

Sir John Gielgud centenary celebrations

Ricky Gervais talks Politics in West End (Garrick)

Shakespeare's Globe Summer season 2004

George Gershwin Alone - Duchess Theatre, review

Shakespeare's Globe coming to Hampton Court (Summer 04)

Grimms 2003 (horla) - Greenwich Playhouse (Preview)

Golden Boy (Greenwhich Theatre) - Review

Gerald Scarfe - An Audience With.. preview

Get A Life! Get a Life Coach!

Horla works some more Grimms magic for a fantastical evening

All my prayers answered with Godspell

Good Olde Daze, great new night!

Halcion Daze


How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying - Chichester (David Munro, review)

Hair - Gate Theatre (Preview)

The Heiress of the Cane Fields - Greenwich Playhouse (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Hamlet - Cockpit Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Home Place - Tom Courtenay back at The Comedy Theatre (Preview)

Hedda Gabler - Almeida preview

Hecuba - Vanessa Redgrave heads for RSC revival (preview)

Have A Nice Life - Union Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

High Society, Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Hecuba - Donmar Warehouse

Hardcore - Pleasance Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Henry IV - Donmar (Preview)

The Hurricane - Arts Theatre (Review)

The Holy Terror (Richmond Theatre) - Review

Hackney Empire re-opens - feature

Hello You (Riverside Studios) - Review

The Happiness Compartment (Greenwich Playhouse) - Preview

The Hotel in Amsterdam (Donmar Warehouse) - Preview

How The Other Half Loves - Richmond Theatre (Review)

Hearts, Heaven and Hard Words (Gay Pride season, Jermyn Street)

Hamlet - Greenwich Park (Preview)

Have A Nice Life (Plesance Theatre) - Preview

A Hip-hop Story (Wimb Studio) - Preview

Hic! - Wimbledon Studio Theatre preview

Have A Nice Life - Preview

Head Games

Head Games exposed at Oval House

The Haunters makes for a seriously creepy evening

Never mind a life, what about getting a gag or two?

Harvey's terrific performance is a real Cracker!

Have we got Muse for you... it's flawed but worthy!


I Am My Own Wife - Broadway hit bound for West End

The Improvisers - Richmond Theatre (review, David Munro)

Immodesty Blaize and Walter's Burlesque - Arts Theatre (Preview)

Importance of Being Earnest - Barbican (Preview)

If Destroyed True - Menier Chocolate Factory (Preview)

The Importance of Being Earnest - Richmond (Review)

Identity Panic - Greenwich Playhouse (Preview)

I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda (Finborough Theatre) - Review

Ines de Castro (Greenwich Playhouse) - Review

I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda (Finborough Theatre) - Preview

It all boils down to a supreme evening for Boily

Keyes stages an astonishing translation


Julius Caesar - Lyric Hammersmith (Review, David Munro)

Just Desserts - Richmond Theatre (review, David Munro)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Richmond Theatre 2005 (Review, David Munro)

Etta Jenks - The Finborough (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Journey's End - Duke of York (Review, Emma Whitelaw) - 10 Reasons to see the play

Jekyll and Hyde - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Journey's End - Richmond Theatre (Tour review, David Munro)

Journey's End, Playhouse new cast [Aug 2004] (Review, David Munro)

Journey's End, Playhouse Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Just So, Chichester Festival Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - New Wimbledon (Review, David Munro)

Jarman Garden (Riverside Studios) - Review

Journey's End - Comedy Theatre (review, Jack Foley)

Jerkbeast at The Foundry - Review

Jailhouse Rock - Piccadilly Theatre (Preview)

Jerry Springer, The Opera - The Cambridge Theatre (Review)

John Bull's Other Island (Tricycle Theatre) - Review

Jocks Away - A taste of Edinburgh without the travel expense!

Jack Pleasure

An evening with Jack is a genuine Pleasure

Long may cabaret reign and may we have Miss Soper back, please?

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, Jack ain't much fun!


King Lear - Chichester Festival 2005 (Review, David Munro)

The Kindness of Strangers - Warehouse Theatre (Preview)

Kangaroo Valley heads up Southwark Playhouse season

Kevin Spacey appointed director of Old Vic

Kitchen Skink


Little Women - The Musical (West End preview & CD review)

Frank Loesser - A tribute to genius of Guys & Dolls creator

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill - New Players preview

Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Lord of the Rings musical swaps London for Toronto (story)

Lovers From Hell - Oval House (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

The Lady in the Van - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Little Women to head for Duchess (Preview)

Little By Little - Arts Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Lost Property - Pleasance Theatre (Hannah Knowles, review)

Billy Liar - Richmond Thetare (Review, David Munro)

Les Miserables - Queens Theatre (Review, Lizzie Guilfoyle)

London Suite - Richmond Theatre (review, David Munro)

Little By Little - Arts Theatre (Preview)

Liberace's Suit - Jermyn Street Theatre (Review)

Lyric Hammersmith - Neil Bartlett (artistic director) resigns, 2004

Love of a Good Man - Union Theatre (Review)

Lyric Hammersmith - New season (February to June 2004)

Les Miserables to move to Queen's Theatre

The Lisbon Traviata - King's Head Theatre (Islington) - Review

Lear's Daughters (Yellow Earth) - Oval House Theatre (Review)

The Lieutenant of Inishmore - Richmond Theatre (Review)

Luxury Assortment (Black Sheep) - Edinburgh preview

Little Baby Nothing (The Bush Theatre) - Preview

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - Warehouse Theatre preview

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - Union Theatre review

The Laramie Project

And for his next trick, Durham must return to Wimbledon!

Their Record Speaks for Themselves: Gertrude Lawrence

Lessack and Mercer - too marvellous for words...

The Lodger has found a fond room in my head!

An intriguing and satisfying night out... after George

Richly symbolic, The Lord of the Flies is brilliant

A Fair day for McCutcheon as Phantom proves an audience favourite

Thompson's tale makes for a truly magnetic couple of hours at Wimbledon

Sadly, this is not a Goodyear for La Cage Aux Folles

Little women deliver big performances


My Name Is Rachel Corrie - Jerwood Theatre Downstairs (Preview)

The Musical Medium - Landor Theatre (Review, David Munro)

A Man For All Seasons West End-bound (Martin Shaw, preview)

Miss Julie - Greenwich Playhouse (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Man And Boy - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro) l West End

Misconceptions - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Murderous Instincts - Savoy Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw) l Close

Mandragora King of India, Clocktower Croydon (Review, David Munro)

Master and Margarita - Lyric Hammersmith (Review, David Munro)

Master and Margarita - Chichester Festival Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Measure for Measure - Shakespeare's Globe (Review, Oli Burley)

Matches for Monkeys - Chelsea Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

The Ministry of Pleasure - The Latchmere Theatre (Emma Whitelaw, review)

Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Globe, Oli Burley review)

My Boy Jack (Richmond Theatre, David Munro) - Review

Ministry of Pleasure (Latchmere) - Preview

Master and Margarita (Lyric, Hammersmith) - Preview

Monster II (Dylan Moran in West End) - Review

Mixed Feelings - Richmond Theatre (Review)

The Merry Widow (New Wimbledon) - Review

M.A.D. - Bush Theatre (Review)

The Marquise - Richmond Theatre (Review)

Mum's The Word - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review)

Majnoun, Riverside Studios, Preview

My Sister Sadie, Scarborough (Review) - headed for the West End?

Mrs Ruskin - Warehouse Theatre, review

A Midsummer Night's Diva! - Lowdown at The Albany review

Money To Burn (The Venue, W1) - Preview

Masks (Oval House) - Review

Marry Me A Little (Landor Theatre) - David Munro verdict

Marry Me A Little (Landor Theatre) - Paul Nelson review

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Comedy Theatre, W1) - Review

Mrs Warren's Profession (Twiggy) - Richmond Theatre, review

Mr Elliott (Chelsea Theatre) - Review

Modern Man - New End (Preview June 24 - July 26)

Mr Elliott (Chelsea Theatre) - Preview

The Marriage of Figaro - Review

Mary Ellis

My Fair Lady

The Mysteries - Richmond Theatre review

My Brilliant Divorce

Their Record Speaks for Them: Jessie Matthews

Professor Higgins and co make a welcome West End return

Mrs Warren's Profession - West End review (Paul Nelson)

Exposing the idle rich for what they are... in fine style!

Why Monsieur, this is the funniest play I have seen in years!

Man oh man, this is an evening of constant delight

Mates has found a friend in me!

An evening of gay abandon which looks set to run

Adolescent wedding tale fails to ring true for its mature cast

Crumbs! This is a mad, meaty romance

Less than Wild about Michael and his evening


Night of 1,000 Voices - Royal Albert Hall preview

National Anthems - Old Vic (Review, Jack Foley)

Not About Heroes - Barons Court Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

The National Theatre - 2005 season announced

Notes From New York - November finale for popular event

National Youth Theatre - taking Shakespeare back to his roots

Paul Nelson - The Memorial Service (June 2004)

Jeremy Northam heads for the Donmar Warehouse Summer season (2004)

Notes From New York - Donmar Warehouse review (March 7, 2004)

Young: Uncensored - National Youth Theatre 2004 Season Launch

Matthew Bourne's The Nutcracker - New Wimbledon Theatre, review

Paul Nelson - An obituary and tribute

National Youth Theatre presents.... (Lyric Hammersmith)

Natural Inclinations give rise to a terrific evening

This particular milch cow has been milked dry by Morley

All's Weill at the Arcola for this musical tribute


Oedipus heads to Baron's Court

Orange Tree Theatre (Richmond) - Autumn 2005 preview

Old Vic Theatre - 24 Hour Plays (2005 fundraiser)

On Cieling - Nigel Planer comedy bound for West End (Preview)

Olivier Awards winners 2005 (Producers/Mary Poppins)

On The Town - Adam Garcia heads for The Coliseum in 2005

Eugene Onegin - New End Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Gielgud Theatre (Review, Jack Foley) l Slater extends to 2005

Outside Edge - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Out Of This World - Chichester Festival (Second opinion review, DM)

Out of This World - Chichester Festival Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Oleanna - Garrick Theatre (Review, Jack Foley)

RSC's Othello to head to Trafalgar Studios

Oliver Twist - Lyric Hammersmith (Review)

Olivier Award winners 2004 (Kelly/Jerry Springer)

Onefourseven - Oval House (preview)

On Your Toes (Royal Festival Hall) - Review

Office Suite (Richmond Theatre) - Review

Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2003

Of Mice and Men (Richmond Theatre) - Review

Once Upon A Mattress (Landor) - Preview

Office Games - Preview

Our Song - Review

Olivier Awards

Oh! What A Night

Our Song

Oh! What A Night indeed - and not one I'd wish to repeat!

Sam Mendes the toast of the West End at Olivier Awards

Conti gives a star performance - but is it Barrymore's?

A Fayre night for A Lady as Phantom proves an audience favourite

This should have the West End looking Over Its Shoulder


Pericles, Prince of Tyre - Shakespeare's Globe (Review, Oli Burley)

The Philadelphia Story - Old Vic (Review, David Munro)

The Postman Always Rings Twice - Playhouse Theatre (Val Kilmer)

Pericles - Shakeaspeare's Globe preview

Paint Over - Blue Elephant Theatre (Preview)

Mary Poppins - Prince Edward Theatre (Review, David Munro) l Tickets

Pyrenees - Menier Chocolate Factory (Preview)

The Philadelphia Story - Old Vic (Preview)

Party Piece - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Pippin - Union Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

The Producers - Drury Lane Theatre (Review, David Munro) l John Gordon Sinclair to replace Lee Evans

The Producers - Richard Dreyfuss pulls out/Nathan Lane in

Puppetry of the Penis - Apollo Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Pinafore Swing - Richmond Theatre (review, David Munro)

Purlie - Bridewell Theatre, Review

The Phantom of the Opera - Her Majesty's (review, Lizzie Guilfoyle)

The Piranha Lounge - Lyric Hammersmith (Review, David Munro)

The Passion revival to mark Bridewell's tenth anniversary

The Play What I Wrote (New Wimbledon Theatre) - Review

The Pickled King, Riverside Studios (Preview)

The Price (Apollo Theatre) - Review

Peter Pan/Pirates of Penzance (Savoy Theatre) - Xmas preview

Postcards from Maupassant - Old Red Lion Theatre preview

Paper Flowers - Greenwich Playhouse (Preview)

Pacific Overtures (Donmar Warehouse) - Preview

The Playing Fields

Portraits in Song

Excellent performances and some sublime direction at Wimbledon

Bitter Fruit harvests an intelligent look at the Israeli conflict

Unlike its title, this Middle East tale is devoid of Passion

These Pirates look set to steal audiences' hearts... and voices

A round trip through some musical classics - Ports of Call

Bringing you some winter sunshine!

The only accessible place to see Music Hall


Quest: The Legend of the Green Knight - Clapham Common (Review)

Queer Counsel - Warehouse Theatre Croydon (Review, David Munro)

An astounding piece of direction at Union Theatre


The Real Thing - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Rookery Nook - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Joan Rivers - Before The Doctor Pulls The Plug Tour (Oct 05 preview)

Richard II - Kevin Spacey takes on Shakespeare (Old Vic, preview)

Rebecca - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Riverdance - Coming back to Hammersmith for the final time?

Round The Horne - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Roast Beef - Riverside Studios (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare's Globe, Oli Burley) Review

Risk Everything - Old Red Lion (Review)

Vanessa Redgrave to return to RSC

The Rat Pack: Live From Las Vegas (Strand Theatre, Jack Foley) - Review l Buy tickets

Ragtime (Piccadilly Theatre) - Review

Random Actors - Preview

Riverside Studios joins the anti-war brigade

2002 - the year of the musical?

Romeo and Juliet told in a raw, hip-hop style

Planet delirium?

Oh Romeo, Romeo, where art thou quality?

Spend a night with the Bard

Rent proves a real scorcher

A none too happy family affair


Snow Dragon heads to Soho Theatre

The Scarlett Letter - Chichester Review (2005) (David Munro)

The Seagull - Greenwich Playhouse (Review, MG Olivares)

Sunday in the Park with George - Menier Chocolate Factory (Preview)

Six Pictures of Lee Miller - Chichester Festival 2005 (Review, David Munro)

Edward Scissorhands at Sadler's Wells for Christmas (preview)

Siddharta Becomes The Buddha - Union Theatre (Preview)

Scrooge - London Palladium (Tommy Steele, preview)

Some Girls - Gielgud Theatre (David Schwimmer( (Review, Jack Foley)

Scapino or The Trickster - Chichester 2005 (Review, David Munro)

SEDOS: Shakespeare in the City l Centenary celebrations

Sunay’ha (Invitation) - Oxford House (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Something Wicked This Way Comes (Derren Brown) - Cambridge preview

Mary Stuart - Donmar Warehouse preview

Josephine Singer - Diorama preview

Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others - Lyric Hammersmith (Preview)

The Settling Dust - Union Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Sweet Bird of Youth - Christian Slater to return to West End?

Some Girls - Gielgud Theatre (Schwimmer heads for West End, preview) l Female cast announced

Shakespeare's Globe - 2005 season preview (Oli Burley)

Stepping Out - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Maria Stuart - Union Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Season's Greetings - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Simply Heavenly - Trafalgar Studios (Review, David Munro)

The Soldier's Tale - Jeremy Irons heads for Old Vic for one night

Sweeney Todd - New Ambassadors Theatre (Review, David Munro)

The Snowman to return to The Peacock - Preview

Seven Screams at Sea - Theatro Technis (Review, David Munro)

Snoopy: The Musical! - New Players Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Seven Doors - Chichester Festival (Review, David Munro)

Solid Gold Cadillac heads for West End - Preview

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Lily Savage, panto preview)

Swan Lake returns to Sadler's Wells (Preview)

Songs My Mother Taught Me (Preview) - Savoy

Kevin Spacey unveils Old Vic first season as artistic director

Suddenly Last Summer - Richmond Theatre (Review)

Saturday Night Fever to return to West End

The Shape Shifter (Review)

Kevin Spacey seeks leading lady for Philadelphia Story

Shining City - Conor McPherson's ghostly West End return

The Shape of Things - New Ambassadors (Alicia Witt, Preview)

Saturday Night Fever - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review)

Suddenly Last Summer (Albery) - Rigg heads for West End

Shrek: The Musical part of new Sam Mendes line-up

Shaking Spears for Shakespeare (King's Head Theatre) - Review

Singin' In The Rain - Richmond Theatre (Review)

Still Painful - Pleasance Theatre (Review)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Richmond Theatre (Review)

Static - Union Theatre (Review)

Squint - The Chelsea Theatre (review)

Shaking Spears for Shakespeare (Greenwich Playhouse) - Review

Soweto Gospel Choir - Edinburgh preview and tour

Swanbank Music (Putney) present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way...

Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Comedy Theatre) - Review

Something Cloudy, Something Clear (Finborough) - Review

South (Vayu Naidu Company national tour) - Preview

Something Cloudy, Something Clear (The Finborough) - Preview

The Streets (Wimbledon Studio Theatre) - Preview

Simply Heavenly

Snoopy The Musical

Stones in His Pockets

Classy cast works wonders with Peanuts in terms of plot!

Kevin Spacey appointed director of Old Vic

Great play, nice performances - shame it was inaudible

Goldstein lights up Larry's Room with self-critical tales of men

Sadly for Joe and Blood Brothers, these plays need a good ending

A tour-de-force which makes for an extraordinary evening

Something worth Stomping about at the Vaudeville

A fine trilogy, each one a gem in its own right

A Singing Group in fine voice... if a little repetitive

So Schwartz it all about? Love and sex...

Superficial Skin Deep only saved by its stars

Robinson family belong on a different planet!

Smelling A Rat - revisited

Lorna's Spring Collection is as changing as the seasons

Leigh's farcical comedy proves just the tonic

Sorry! But I loved this Capra-esque tale

A Soul-ful evening which I enjoyed

Waltz along and catch this collection of Strauss

A must-see tale of SubUrbia at Wimbledon Studio


Twelfth Night - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Trafalgar Studios - Winter Season 2005

Thalidomide! A Musical - Tour preview

The Tempest - Shakespeare's Globe (Review, Oli Burley, 2005)

Talking to Terrorists - Royal Court Theatre (Preview)

Tin Tin heads for The Barbican (December 2005, preview)

Tricycle Theatre unveils Summer Season 2005

This Is How It Goes - Donmar Warehouse (Preview, Ben Chaplin)

Tick Tick Boom - Menier Chocolate Factory (preview)

Telstar - New Ambassadors review (Emma Whitelaw)

Theatro Technis - Heiner Müller triple-bill (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Travelex £10 Season - Full details

Theatre of Blood - Jim Broadbent bound for West End (Preview)

Tara Arts appeals for Tsunami Funds l Comics line up at Apollo for tsunami relief

Terror 2004 - Union Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Turn of the Screw - New End Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Talk About The Passion - New End Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

The Translucent Frogs Of Quuup!! - New Ambassadors (Review, Munro)

Thoroughly Modern Millie posts closure notices

Taboo - New Wimbledon Theatre (Review, David Munro)

The Trumpet Major (Bridewell Theatre) - Review

The Timekeepers - New End Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Tell Me On A Sunday - New Wimbledon (Review - Understudy delights)

Trip's Cinch and Three More Sleepless Nights - The Lion & Unicorn Review

Taking Sides - Richmond Theatre (Review)

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shaftesbury Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Tabloid Caligula and A Road in Winter (Union Theatre) - Review

To Hal and Back - Preview

Tales From A Pier (Union) - Review

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek - Southwark Playhouse Review

Tom Thumb (Wimb Studio & BAC) - Preview

Tell Me On A Sunday

Theatres Against War (THAW)

True or Falsetto

Two Up is guilty of being an absolute classic

Culkin steals the show as Lonergan's lost Youth returns...

Book now for a thoroughly enjoyable trip

A talented cast lynched by their author at the Lyric

A truly romantic tragedy really well told

Talking Heads will set tongues wagging

An unlikely but captivating tale at Shakespeare's Globe

NY youth with the gift of the gab... and a lot more besides!

Young stars are the mane reason for seeing this classic

Sharrock's Top Girls left us over the moon!


Union of Shorts: The Pub (2005) - Union Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

The Unexpected Man - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

The Ushers - Etcetera Theatre (Review)

Union of Shorts VI: Unpretentious Theatre (Union) - Preview 03


Vent Peupliers - Wyndham's Theatre (John Hurt, Ken Stott, etc, preview)

The Vegemite Tales - Riverside Studios (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Virgin Territory: Body Anonymous/Sid & Nancy/Empty Chair (Review, EW)

Visiting Mr Green - New End Theatre (Preview)

Vagina Monologues - Sharon Osbourne heads for West End

Vincent in Brixton - Richmond Theatre (Review)

Pointing the finger of praise at these Monologues...

This play is God's gift to women - and they flaunt it!

Vagina Monologues - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)


Wait Until Dark - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Who Killed Mr Drum? - Riverside Studios (Preview)

The Winter's Tale - Shakespeare's Globe review (Oli Burley)

What The Butler Saw - Hampstead Theatre (Preview)

The Winter's Tale - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

When Harry Met Sally - Richmond Theatre (Review, David Munro)

Wilde Tales - Southwark Playhouse (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

The Witches - Wyndham's Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

West End Theatres enjoy record-breaking year (2004)

The Woman in White - Michael Ball stands in for Crawford

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber causes West End stir

The Woman in White - Palace Theatre (Review, David Munro)

We Could Be Heroes - Bridewell Theatre (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Oscar Wilde - Shaw Theatre (Review, David Munro) l Show closes

Welcome Home, Landor Theatre (Review, David Munro)

The Wild Party - Riverside Studios (Review, Emma Whitelaw)

Whose Life Is It Anyway? - Duke of York's preview

When Harry Met Sally to close

War Crimes for the Home - oh!art Centre, at Oxford House (review, Emma Whitelaw)

Whistle Down The Wind - New Wimbledon (review, David Munro)

We Happy Few (Gielgud Theatre) - Preview

When Harry Met Sally - Molly Ringwald/Michael Landes to step in

Whistling Psyche - Almeida (Preview)

When Harry Met Sally - Theatre Royal Haymarket (review, Jack Foley)

When The Night Begins - Hampstead Theatre (Preview)

The Wine Tasters - Pleasance review

The Wild Party - Union Theatre (Review)

Wimbledon Theatre - A fresh new start in 2004

Wait Until Dark West End revival (Garrick) - Preview

The Women At War - A Centenary Celebration (Finborough) - Review

Elizabeth Welch - An obituary

W.C. - Blue Elephant preview

The Way of the World (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) - Review

What Happened Last Night? (Paul Nelson review)

What Happened Last night - Reader Review

It's Harry's Destiny to amuse - and that's the truth!

Make Wimbledon Studio Theatre one of your Ports of Call



Ba Humbug! Scrooge is back


You Never Can Tell - Richmond Theatre (review, David Munro)

Ying Tong - Goons head for New Ambassadors (Preview)

Young Vic - Secures Lottery funding for refurbishment work

Young Vic - Actor, Jude Law, supports fundraising appeal

You Couldn't Make It Up (New End) - Review


Leigh Zimmerman heads for Producers after Couch sessions...

Za Ji Chinese Acrobatic Spectacular - Peacock Theatre (Preview)

Zadie's Shoes (Finborough Theatre) - Preview

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