NEWS: By Jeeves Announced as Next Show to be Streamed on The Shows Must Go On

This will be the sixth show to stream as part of The Shows Must Go on Series. It has been announced that the 2001 recording of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn’s musical based on P.G. Wodehouse’s famous characters will be the next production to be screened as part of The Shows Must Go on… Read More

REVIEW: Ten Times Table, Richmond Theatre

This inaugural production from Bill Kenwright’s The Classic Comedy Theatre Company has a great cast – but feels slightly flat. What happens when you put a bunch of characters with different views around one table in order to create a pageant that re-enacts a local piece of history? Well as seen by this gentle comedy… Read More

PREVIEW: The Divide, Old Vic Theatre

Following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival, Alan Ayckbourn’s The Divide arrives at the Old Vic Theatre from the 1st February.  In the aftermath of a deadly contagion which has decimated the population, contact between men and women has become fatal. Under the dictates of an elusive and authoritarian Preacher, an unthinkable solution has… Read More

NEWS: Alan Ayckbourn’s The Divide to Play at the Old Vic Theatre

The playwright’s new play is set to open at the Old Vic Theatre in 2018 following a run at the Edinburgh International Festival in August.  Presented in two parts, the play is set 100 years from now in the aftermath of a deadly contagion. With most of the human population having been wiped out by… Read More

REVIEW: How the Other Half Loves, Duke of York’s Theatre

Sharp and comic timing is needed to really make this Alan Ayckbourn play really work – thankfully the cast keep things moving with great pace and energy.  Three couples. Three very different marriages and two disastrous dinner parties and a whole lot of suspicion and confusion should give you some indication of the fun to… Read More

Review Roundup… How the Other Half Loves @Theatre Royal Haymarket

Alan Ayckbourn’s tale of matrimonial mishaps is back in London for its first major West End revival. But what have the critics made of it?  The Stage:****Mark Shenton wrote: “Strachan directs with precision and his exemplary cast respond with perfect nuance and comic nous.” The Guardian: ****Michael Billington found that: “Theatrical snobs still patronise Alan… Read More