Ilissos Theatre Company to Present Hamlet at the Cockpit Theatre

Ilissos will celebrate Shakespeare’s life by presenting a version of his play Hamlet that is suggested by research the version his original audiences would have been familiar with.  Running at the Cockpit Theatre from the 5th to the 30th April, this new production aims to challenge everything that we thought we knew about the play… Read More

Cast Announced for Boy at the Almeida Theatre

The Almeida Theatre has announced the cast for the world premiere of Boy , the new play by Leo Butler, directed by Sacha Wares.  Leo Butler’s latest play casts a look over contemporary London, picking out someone for us to follow. Someone who is easily missed in the crowd. Following on from their collaboration on Game, the… Read More

Review Roundup…Welcome Home, Captain Fox! @Donmar Warehouse

This new production based on Jean Anouilh’s hit 1937 play, Le Voyageur sans bagage has officially opened at the Donmar Warehouse. But what have the critics made of it?  The Guardian: **** Andrew Dickson thought that: “Blanche McIntyre choreographs a riot of illusion and self-delusion.” Evening Standard: **** Henry Hitchings wrote: “The play may be overlong but… Read More

UK Premiere of Broadway Musical Side Show Announced

The four-time Tony nominated musical will arrive at the Southwark Playhouse from the 21st October to the 3rd December.  The musical is inspired by a true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton and is about love, acceptance and embracing the unique. The Hilton Sisters make ends meet playing a headline act at a… Read More

Review Roundup… The Patriotic Traitor @Park Theatre

This world premiere production starring Laurence Fox and Tom Conti is a story of two men who are like father and son – but on two opposing sides during World War II.  The Guardian: *** Michael Billington found that: “I learned much from the play, but it’s difficult to create an epic for two characters.”… Read More

Royal Ballet World Premiere of Frankenstein Announced

Liam Scarlett’s latest full length work for the Royal Ballet is an adaption of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic story Frankenstein.  Opening at the Royal Opera House on the 4th May, the production will also be screened live live as a BP Big Screen event on Saturday 7 May and on Wednesday 18 May as part of… Read More

Review Roundup… Botticelli Reimagined @Victoria and Albert Museum

This latest exhibition at the V&A gives a refreshing new perspective of the work of Botticelli as seen through the eyes of other artists…  The Guardian: ***** Jonathan Jones wrote that: “It shows other museums how to reimagine Renaissance art for 21st century audiences.” Evening Standard: ***Matthew Collings was slightly less enthusiastic saying that: “The… Read More

PREVIEW: Bhupen Khakhar @Tate Modern

From June, Tate Modern will present the first international retrospective of the Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar since his death in 2003.  Bhupen Khakhar: You Can’t Please All will bring together a selection of the artist’s work from across five decades and from collections from around the world. Khakhar was renowned for his use of vibrant colours… Read More