The much anticipated stage version of Let the Right One In is terrifying - but not emotional. There is a lot of excellence in this adaptation of the cult film but, crucially, it lacks heart and soul - somewhat ironically in a story about the undead.
Works by Christopher Marlowe are not performed that often in London theatres. Sadly this chaotic production of Edward II is unlikely to cause audiences to clamour for more.
The National Theatre Shed is the perfect performance space for such a piece, and Ruth Sutcliffe's set looks as though it has quite literally been lifted from this East London Hostel.
This faithful adaptation of Oscar Wilde's most famous novel sees River Hawkins in the title role of Dorian, a devastatingly handsome youth whose beaut...
The cast, also including Mathew Horne as a range of supporting characters, is very strong. Each actor brings great poise and conviction to their performance, wonderfully dramatizing the internal conflicts within their character.
I didn't once believe that this young woman had the spirit to seduce a general of Othello's calibre either with her innocence or cunning. But then perhaps there's no accounting for taste.
Surely if Michael Gove were to sit in Little Angel Theatre for Going on a Bear Hunt, he would have his cold heart warmed and rethink the value of arts in education, see how they aid the kind of reasoning and critical thinking that culminate in a society's true mark of success: superb works of collaborative art.
There's always a glimmer of excitement when a new British musical arrives on the scene, we wonder if we'll discover the next Lloyd Webber and if we'll find a show to celebrate.