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Theatre

Hot Chip, Brixton Academy review: crying out for the big guns

The stage came alive when the band rolled out the classics

Theatre

Guz Khan at the Harold Pinter Theatre review: a formidable entertainer

Khan’s style is accessible and relatable rather than cutting edge

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The Wonderful World of Dissocia: deliciously free, bordering on random

This play of two halves offers witty jokes and a profound second act

Theatre

Jonathan Bailey: Who is the Bridgerton actor joining Ariana in Wicked?

Here’s everything to know about the British actor we know best as Anthony Bridgerton

Theatre

The Apology at Arcola Theatre: a story that needs to be told

Though far from subtle, this hard-hitting play packs some surprises

UK

Sherlock star Mark Gatiss makes his West End directorial debut

The actor and writer is making his debut as a West End director with Unfriend, written by his Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, at the Criterion Theatre

Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Company announces new co-artistic directors for 2023

Erica Whyman is currently the acting artistic director following Gregory Doran stepping back from the role.
Theatre

Handbagged, Kiln Theatre: history repeats itself in a timely revival

This long-planned revival finds itself carrying even more posthumous weight

Dance

Behind the scenes at the United Ukrainian Ballet, coming to London

These refugee ballet dancers have a mission, and they’re shouting about it from the rooftops

Theatre

Who Killed My Father at the Young Vic review: bleak but loving

Hans Kesting’s brilliant physical performance anchors this gripping one-man show

Theatre

Paw Patrol Live at Wembley Arena review - an engaging treat for tinies

Paw-some fun for all the family with Ryder, Chase, Skye and co, plus some cheerleading chickens

Dance

Nureyev: Legend & Legacy, Theatre Royal Drury Lane: a fitting tribute

A-list dancers mostly brought their A-game to this joyful gala

Theatre

London Theatre Week 2022: our guide to what to book

For a little longer, audiences can see almost 60 of the capital’s best shows for exclusive ticket prices after the promotion was extended

Theatre

Haley McGee on her show that took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm

Age Is a Feeling is heading for Soho Theatre after becoming the break-out hit at the world’s largest arts festival

Theatre

I, Joan at Shakespeare’s Globe: this joyful play may be a game-changer

Charlie Josephine’s play is too subtle for a hot culture-war take

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Charlie Josephine on why making Joan of Arc non-binary is a joyful act

I, Joan has become the year’s most controversial play before it has even opened. There’s no need for alarm, says its writer

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The theatre tickets to book in London this autumn - snap them up now!

From a non-binary Joan of Arc to David Tennant as a Nazi and Chekhov in space, it’s one hell of a season on London’s stages

Theatre

Elizabeth Fry; ‘The Angel of Prisons’: hyper-local play with heart

This story is compelling and informative though clumsily told

Theatre

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival: What to see

The south London arts festival is back with a bang in its 27th year

Theatre

The Stranger Things Live Experience: What do you need to know?

Get ready to unlock your power in London’s newest live experience

Theatre

Cruise at Apollo Theatre: Jack Holden’s masterly ode to 80s queer life

Jack Holden’s Cruise is a celebration of queer culture and a moving tribute to a generation lost to HIV

Theatre

Stranger Things: The Experience – ups and downs in the Upside-Down

Some genuinely creepy moments in the immersive show were undermined by the lack of sound-proofing in the building

Theatre

The Trials review: Intriguing climate change drama

A courtroom drama with a difference, set in a not-so-distant dystopia hit by climate disaster

Dance

Deaf dancer Chris Fonseca on turning sign language into art

Fonseca’s new show is about the experiences and obstacles that have made him who he is today

Music

Poulenc double bill at Glyndebourne: in the end, mesmerising

This pairing of two works by the French composer moves from the easy-going to the lacerating, excellently managed by Robin Ticciati

Theatre

Two Ukrainian Plays at Finborough Theatre: a protest against Putin

The Finborough showcases the very culture that Vladimir Putin wants to destroy

Theatre

The West at COLAB Tavern review: Brainless cowboy show

There’s hardly any plot, no characterisation and insulting set dressing

Theatre

Edinburgh Festival 2022: Boris III - thin satire pulls its punches

Hopes were high for what could have been a cathartic show, but it fails to hit the target

Theatre

Hamlet review: Very much the Ian McKellen show

The acting legend is the main attraction in this 75-minute mix of dance and drama

Theatre

The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe review: A sunny delight

Even Shakespeare is not immune to the Love Island aesthetic

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Tom, Dick and Harry at Alexandra Palace: Daftness and daredevilry

Theresa Heskins’ ingenious tale of the Second World War’s most daring escape provides comedy and drama in equal measure

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Woefully short on magic

The charms of this small-stage production evaporate in the West End

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Sister Act’s Jennifer Saunders: Let ‘wokeness’ take over

Saunders has only previously sung in sketches and Shrek 2 but her live technique is “getting better”

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Sister Act the Musical review: Beverley Knight shines

This musical adaptation has warmth, joyous moments and flashes of wit, but there are multiple compromises beneath the happy-clappy surface glitz

Music

Grimeborn: tiny budgets, crazy settings and singers nearly in your lap

East London’s more affordable answer to Glyndebourne has become a fixture in the opera summer season

Theatre

The Southbury Child at the Bridge Theatre review: Jennings is a joy

Play about the gradual breakdown of a reverend is as quaint, polite and undeniably English as tea and biscuits after a church service