Review Roundup… The Caretaker @Old Vic Theatre

Harold Pinter’s classic heads to the Old Vic Theatre, starring Timothy Spall and Daniel Mays. But is it a hit or a miss?  The Guardian: ****Michael Billington said: “Warchus’s production, performed inside a wonderfully dilapidated set by Rob Howell, treats the play less as a microcosmic study of power-politics and more as a strange comedy… Read More

Shortlisted Artists Named for 2016 BP Portrait Award

The three shortlisted artists for the BP Portrait Award 2016 have been announced by the National Portrait Gallery.  Whittled down from 2,557 portraits from 80 countries submitted for judging, the three shortlisted artists for this year’s BP Portrait Award have been announced by the National Portrait Gallery. Judged by a panel including artist Jenny Saville and writer… Read More

European Premiere of The Spoils Announced

The critically acclaimed Off-Broadway comedy written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg will have its European premiere at the Trafalgar Studios in May.  This sharp new comedy written by the star of  The Social Network and co-starring Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) will be directed by Scott Elliott at the Trafalgar Studios from the 27th May… Read More

Review Roundup… X @Royal Court Theatre

Alistair McDowell’s new play has officially opened at the Royal Court Theatre – but what have critics made of it?  The Telegraph: **** Dominic Cavendish said: “McDowall has created a new genre, sly-fi: you make dismissive assumptions about what you’re watching at your peril.” The Guardian: *** Michael Billington thought that: “For all McDowall’s acclaimed… Read More

Olivier Award Winning Shows You Don’t want to Miss

The 2016 Olivier Awards proved that London theatre has had plenty to offer audiences over the last year. Here are a few tips on what award winning shows you can still see in the West End…  1. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, National Theatre: winning Best Revival at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, August Wilson’s play is… Read More

The Royal Opera House Announces 2016/2017 Season

The news of the season ahead comes as it is announced that Antonio Pappano has renewed his contract as Music Director of the Royal Opera House until 2020.  This new season at the Royal Opera House will see Antonio Pappano return to the Italian repertoire with a new production of Bellini’s Norma, last seen in… Read More

REVIEW: I Capuleti E I Montecchi, Pop-Up Opera

Pop-Up Opera’s production of Bellini’s I Capuleti E I Montecchi is filled with wonderful vocals from the cast – but has a slightly unfinished feel about it.  Bellini’s interpretation of the classic love story Romeo & Juliet offers a very different view of the story. The Capulets and Montagues fight for control of Verona, while… Read More