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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:34 AM
London.
VENUS IN FUR
by David Ives.
3***


Theatre Royal Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HT to 9 December 2017;
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7930 8800.
www.trh.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 October.

Sex games round the mulberry bush
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 04:38 PM
London.
TRYST
by Karoline Leach.
4****


Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, Chiswick, London W4 1LW to 4 November 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thurs 2.30pm Sat 4pm & Sun 3pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0208 995 6035
www.tabardtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 17 October.

A tale about a spider and a fly
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 04:27 PM
London
JEKYLL AND HYDE
by Evan Placey,
Based on the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson.
4****


Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2H 9ND to 6 December 2017.
In rep with Othello and Mrs Dalloway 7.30pm and some matinees 2.30pm. Check dates with theatre or on booking site as STOMP is also still running.
Runs 2hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7395 5405
www.ambassadorstheatre.co.uk

Review: William Russell 11 October.

Stimulating new take on an oft told tale
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 12:05 PM
London.
A DAY BY THE SEA
by N.C. Hunter.
3***

The Large, Southwark Playhouse, 75 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 28 October 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Tues & Sat 3pm.
Runs 140 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 6 October.

Not quite as dead as the dodo but almost
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 12:05 PM
London.
A DAY BY THE SEA
by N.C. Hunter.
3***

The Large, Southwark Playhouse, 75 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD to 28 October 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Tues & Sat 3pm.
Runs 140 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 6 October.

Not quite as dead as the dodo but almost
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 11:49 AM
London.
THE TOXIC AVENGER
Book by Joe DiPietro Music & Lyrics by David Bryan.
Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger.
4****
The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB to 3 December.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Sun 6pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20 mins. One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8463.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 October.

Terrific and intoxicating
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 11:49 AM
London.
THE TOXIC AVENGER
Book by Joe DiPietro Music & Lyrics by David Bryan.
Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger.
4****
The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB to 3 December.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Sun 6pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr 20 mins. One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7836 8463.
www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 October.

Terrific and intoxicating
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 07:00 PM
London.
LABOUR OF LOVE
by James Graham
4****

Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4AU to 2 December 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5141
www.LabourOf LoveThePlay.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 October.

A very funny comedy about Labour politics
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 07:00 PM
London.
LABOUR OF LOVE
by James Graham
4****

Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4AU to 2 December 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5141
www.LabourOf LoveThePlay.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 October.

A very funny comedy about Labour politics
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 02, 2017 - 12:00 PM
London.
LUCKY STIFF
Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.
Music by Stephen Flaherty.
Based on The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth.

3***


The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 21 October 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 1 hr 55 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 20 September.

Pushing a corpse around


Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.
Music by Stephen Flaherty.
Based on The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth.

3***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 21 October 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 1 hr 55 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 20 September.

Pushing a corpse around


Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.
Music by Stephen Flaherty.
Based on The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth.

3***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 21 October 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 1 hr 55 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 20 September.

Pushing a corpse around
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, October 02, 2017 - 11:17 AM
London.

B
by Guillermo Calderon
translated by William Gregory.
4****,


Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 21 October 2017.
Performances 7pm on 10, 11, 12, 13, 17 & 21 Oct.
9pm on 14,16,18,19 & 20 Oct.
2.30pm on 12 & 21 Oct.
Runs 1 hr 25 mins. No interval.

TICKETS: 020 765 5000.
www.royalcourtheatre.com
Review: William Russell

An explosive affair
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:32 AM
London.
FRANKENSTEIN
by Ross McGregor.
Based on the novel by Mary Shelley.

4****


The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 21 October 2017.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm.
Runs 2hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 28 September.

Well acted and directed, an outstanding evening
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 04:42 PM
London

OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by Hershey Felder.

4****

The Other Palace, 12 St James Street, London SW1E 5JA to 22 October 2017.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm. Sun 1 Oct & 15 Oct 2pm & 7pm.
Runs 1 hr 55 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 264 2140
www.theotherpalace.co.uk
Review: William Russell 26 September

A marvellous musical evening
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:42 AM
London.
TROUBLE IN MIND
by Alice Childress.

4****

The Print Room, the Coronet, 103 Nottinghill Gate, London W11 3LB to 14 October 2017.

Mon- Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 3642 6606.
hello@the-print-room.org
Review: William Russell 21 September.

A sprawling but splendid play
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 03:01 PM
London.
THE KNOWLEDGE
by Jack Rosenthal
adapted for the stage by Simon Block.

4 Stars ****
Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London to 11 November 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3,00pm.
Runs 2 hours One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 930 650.
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 September.

Destroyed by Sat Navs
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 02:45 PM
London.
THE BLINDING LIGHT
by Howard Brenton
4 Stars ****

Jermyn Street Theatre, 16 b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 14 October 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30 pm Mat Sat 3.30pm
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 19 August.

Jasper Britton in top form.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 04:24 PM
London
THE MARCH ON RUSSIA, by DAVID STOREY
An Orange Tree Theatre production in association with Up in Arms
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, until 7 October, 2017.
2hrs 25 minutes with one interval
4Stars****


Review: Tom Aitken 12 September 2017

Compelling close-up theatre
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:26 PM
London.
WINDOWS
by John Galsworthy.
4 Stars****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 9 September 2017.

Tues-Sun 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2 hr 10 mins Two intervals.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 24 August.


A daring choice to revive,

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:47 PM
London.
LOOT
by Joe Orton.
4 Stars ****

The Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 24 September 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu, Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2 Hr One interval.

TICKETS: 0207870 6876/
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 23 August.


Orton still hits all the targets
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:43 AM
London.
KNIVES IN HENS
by David Harrower.
2 Stars **

The Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LX to 7 October 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7624.
www.donmarwarehouse.com
Review: William Russell 22 August

Modern classic or no, a deeply depressing revival
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, August 21, 2017 - 04:01 PM
London
THE ODYSSEY
by Phil Wilmott
original adaptation of Homer by Samuel Butler

4 Stars ****

The Scoop, City Hall, Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA to 7 September 2017.

Wed-Sun 6pm.
Runs 3h 30 mins Two intervals.


TICKETS: The Event is free but they pass the bucket.
Review: William Russell 18 August.

Gods, monsters, seductresses and bare chested heroes
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:42 AM
London
13 THE MUSICAL
Music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Dan Elish & Robert Horn.
5 Stars *****

The Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2 9 ND to 23 August 2017.
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21 Aug 2 pm; 22 Aug 5pm & 8pm; 23 Aug 12pm, 4pm &8pm.
Runs 85 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7395 5465.
www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 August.


Bar Mitzvah Joy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:06 AM
London.
KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare.
4Stars ****

Shakespeare’s Globe. 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT to 14 October 2017.

Mon-Sat 7pm. Mat Tue, Thu & Sat 2pm/
Runs 3hr 5 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: William Russell 16 August.

A blackly comic tragedy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:49 AM
London.
THE BOOT
by Peter Briffa
Three stars ***

The Hen and Chickens Theatre Bar, 169 St Paul’s Road, London N1 2NA to 20 August in Camden Festival.

Performances 9pm.
Runs 45 mins No interval.

TICKETS 020 7704 2001.
www.thehenchickenstheatrebar.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 August


A corkscrew of a thriller
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 03:12 PM
London.
HANSEL & GRETEL -
and the witch Baba Yaga
by Daniel Winder.
4Stars ****


St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED to 3 September 2017.
Mon – Sat NOT Tues at 2.30pm & 7pm.
Runs 2hr 35 mins One interval.

TICKETS:
www.iristheatre.com
Review: William Russell 8 August.

<b.A grim fairy tale enchantingly performed

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 04:29 PM
London.
APOLOGIA
by Alexi Kaye Campbell
4Stars ****

Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London to 18 November 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs

TICKETS: 0870 060 6632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 8 August

Stockard Channing on top form
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 10:31 AM
London.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare.
3Stars ***
The Rose Playhouse, 56 Park Street, London SE1 9AR to 26 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9565
www.roseplayhouse.org.uk
Review: William Russell 5 August.


A jolly romp into the woods and out again
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 10:14 AM
London
MRS ORWELL
By Tony Cox
3Stars***

Old Red Lion theatre, 418 John Street, Islington, London EC1V 4NJ to26 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7837 7816.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 August.

A very strange romance
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 12:29 PM
London.
Treating Odette
by Jennifer Selway.
Three stars ***

Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD to 6 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Sun 4pm and from 1-6 August as part of the Camden Festival Tues,Thu & Sat 7.30pm Wed & Fri 9.15pm and Sun 5pm/
Runs 80 mins No interval.

Tickets: 020 8340 3488.
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Review: William Russell 23 July.

Remembering Odette and Anna
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:59 AM
London.
COMING CLEAN
by Kevin Elyot
3 ***

The King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN to 26 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2 hrs One interval.
TICKETS: 020 7206 4443.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 29 July.

A worth catching fascinating revival
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