Theatre archive

In 2017 I started a comprehensive theatre blog, reviewing everything I see rather than only the shows I have been commissioned to write about. All tickets are paid for, unless stated otherwise.


A decade of theatre: the 2010s on stage


Sh!t Actually by Sh!t Theatre – Camden People’s Theatre, London

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare – Barbican Theatre, London

The Antipodes by Annie Baker – National Theatre (Dorfman)

Honeypot by Natalie Ann Boyd – Streatham Space, London

When The Crows Visit by Anupama Chandrasekhar – Kiln Theatre, London

Translations by Brian Friel – National Theatre (Olivier)

Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. by Caryl Churchill – Royal Court Theatre, London

Peter Gynt – by David Hare, adapted from Henrik Ibsen – National Theatre (Olivier), London

Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation by Tim Crouch – Royal Court Theatre, London

Bartholomew Fair by Ben Jonson – Sam Wanamaker Theatre, London

The Doctor by Robert Icke, adapted from Arthur Schnitzler – Almeida Theatre, London

Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum With Expats by Sh!t Theatre – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Collapsible by Margaret Perry – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Styx by Max Barton & Addison Axe- Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Sea Sick by Alana Mitchell – CanadaHub at Summerhall, Edinburgh

Hallowed Ground by Carolyn Bock & Helen Hopkins – Army at the Fringe, Edinburgh

The Patient Gloria by Gina Moxley – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

A Table Tennis Play by Sam Steiner – Underbelly, Edinburgh

Raven by Chamaleon Productions

Everything I See I Swallow by Tamsin Shasha and Maisy Taylor – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Work-Life by Diane Stewart – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Are we not drawn onward to new erA by Ontroerend Goed – Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Coma by Darkfield

Mustard by Eva O’Connor – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Crocodile Fever by Meghan Tyler – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Knot by Nikki Rummer & JD Broussé – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Working on My Night Moves by – Julia Croft & Nisha Madhan – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Who Cares? by Matt Woodhead – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Equus by Peter Shaffer – Trafalgar Studios, London

Tao of Glass by Philip Glass & Phelim McDermott – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

The Nico Project by Maxine Peake & Sarah Frankcom – Stoller Hall, Manchester

Juliet and Romeo by Lost Dog – The Place, London

Wife by Samuel Adamson – Kiln Theatre, London

Freeman by Camilla Whitehill and Strictly Arts – Streatham Space Project, London

Three Sisters by Anton Chekov – Almeida Theatre, London

Human Jam by CPT/Euston community – Camden People’s Theatre, London

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die! by Ridiculusmus – Battersea Arts Centre, London

The Long Walk Back by Dougie Blaxland – Greenwich Theatre, London

Tartuffe by Molière, adapted by John Donnelly – National Theatre (Lyttleton), London

Downstate by Bruce Norris – National Theatre (Dorfman), London

Cyprus Avenue by David Ireland – Royal Court Theatre, London

Shipwreck by Annie Washburn – Almeida Theatre, London

Berberian Sound Studio by Joel Horwood – Donmar Warehouse, London

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis – Young Vic, London

The Lady From the Sea by Henrik Ibsen – Print Room at the Coronet, London

A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter – Pinter Theatre, London

When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other by Martin Crimp – National Theatre (Dorfman), London

Kompromat by David Thame – Vault Festival, London

Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare – National Theatre (Olivier), London

Outlying Islands by David Grieg – King’s Head Theatre, London

The War of the Worlds written by Isley Lynn, devised by the Company – New Diorama Theatre, London

Richard II by William Shakespeare – Almeida Theatre, London


The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe/Anthony Neilson – National Theatre (Dorfman), London

Alice and Bob’s Whopping Christmas Cracker Show/Party – Pegasus Theatre, Oxford

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare – Barbican Theatre, London

Happy Hour by Lobke Leirens and Maxim Storms – Vooruit, Ghent

Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Hadestown by Anaïs Mitchell – National Theatre (Olivier), London

Moonlight & Night School by Harold Pinter – Pinter Theatre, London

Thirteen Cycles by Project 2 – Rosemary Branch Theatre, London

The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen – Almeida Theatre, London

It’s True, It’s True, It’s True by Breach Theatre – Diorama Theatre, London

Tamburlaine by Christopher Marlowe – Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

A Very Very Very Dark Matter by Martin McDonagh – Bridge Theatre, London

Macbeth by William Shakespeare – Barbican Theatre, London

The Lover & The Collection by Harold Pinter – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Arabian Nights by Nessah Muthy – Hoxton Hall, London

The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power – National Theatre (Lyttleton), London

Ulster American by David Ireland – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

DUPed by John McCann – Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Blackthorn by Charley Miles – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Prehistoric by Marcel Dorney – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Cezary Goes to War by Komuna/Warszawa – Army Reserve Centre, Edinburgh

Notorious Strumpet and Dangerous Girl by Jess Love – Summerhall, Edinburgh

The Spinners by Limosani Projekts – Dancebase, Edinburgh

Coriolanus Vanishes by David Leddy – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Spaces – Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Everything Not Saved by Malaprop Theatre – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Lights Over Tesco Car Park by Poltergeist Theatre – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Another One by Maxim Storms and Lobke Leirens – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Void by V/DA and MHZ – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Square Go by Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair –Summerhall, Edinburgh

Margo: Half Woman, Half Beast – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Chase Scenes by Ming Hon – King’s Hall, Edinburgh

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia by Antosh Wojcik – Summerhall, Edinburgh

The Political History of Smack and Crack by Ed Edwards – Summerhall, Edinburgh

£¥€$ (Lies) by Ontroerend Goed – Almeida Theatre, London N1

Exit the King by Eugene Ionesco – National Theatre (Olivier), London

Queens of the Coal Age by Maxine Peake – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Pigspurt’s Daughter by Daisy Campbell – Hampstead Theatre, London

Boxman by Daniel Keene – Blue Elephant Theatre, London

Cockamamy by Louise Coulthard – Hope Theatre, London

Sancho: An Act of Remembrance by Paterson Joseph – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Machinal by Sophie Treadwell – Almeida Theatre, London

How It Is (Part One) by Samuel Beckett – Print Room at the Coronet, London W11

Spiked by Félicité du Jeu – Pleasance Theatre, London

Misty by Arinzé Kene – Bush Theatre, London

Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Macbeth by William Shakespeare – National Theatre (Olivier), London

Not I by Samuel Beckett – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Jubilee by Chris Goode from the screenplay by Derek Jarman and James Whaley, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London

The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth – Gielgud Theatre, London

John by Annie Baker – National Theatre (Dorfman), London

Arnika by Théâtre Volière – Bridewell Theatre, London

The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

KEN by Terry Johnson – The Bunker, London

Becoming Shades – Chivaree Circus, VAULT Festival, London

East by Steven Berkoff – King’s Head Theatre, London


The Box of Delights by Piers Torday /  John Masefield – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

The Twilight Zone by Anne Washburn – Almeida Theatre, London

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare – Barbican Theatre, London

St. George and the Dragon by Rory Mullarkey – Olivier, National Theatre

Albion by Mike Bartlett – Almeida Theatre, London

Young Marx by Richard Bean – The Bridge Theatre, London SE1

Medea adapted by Wendy Haines – The Gallery on the Corner, London

What Shadows by Chris Hannan – Park Theatre, London

Dollywould by Sh!t Theatre – Camden People’s Theatre, London

DeadClub by Requart and Rosenberg – The Place Theatre, London

Follies by Stephen Sondheim – National Theatre, London

Knives in Hens by David Harrowver – Young Vic, London

And the Rest of Me Floats by Outbox Theatre – Rose Lipman Theatre, London

Horne A’Plenty by Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer – White Bear Theatre, London

Yerma by Simon Stone after Gabriel Garcia Lorca – Young Vic

The Shape of the Pain by Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe – Summerhall, Edinburgh

3000 Trees: The Death of Mr William Macrae by Andy Paterson – New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Blackcatfishmusketeer by Malaprop Theatre, Edinburgh

No Show dir by Ellie Dubois – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Odyssey by George Mann and Nir Paldi – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Stand By by Adam Macnamara – Army @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Flesh and Bone by Ellliot Warren – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Eggistentialism by Joanne Ryan – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Adam by Frances Poet – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Q&Q by Liwaa Yazji – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Tibaldus – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Get A Round by Eggs Collective – Summerhall, Edinburgh

A Girl With A Gun by Louise Orwin – Summerhall, Edinburgh

The Believers Are But Brothers by Javaad Alipoor – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Camille O’Sullivan – Where Are We Now, Underbelly Circus Hub, Edinburgh

Mouthpiece by Quote Unquote Collective – Summerhall at King’s Hall, Edinburgh

Power Ballad by Julia Croft – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Box Clever by Monsay Whitney – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Road by Jim Cartwright, Royal Court Theatre, London

Mosquitoes by Lucy KirkwoodNational Theatre

The Tempest by William Shakespeare – Barbican Theatre

Ink by James Graham – Almeida Theatre

Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht – Young Vic

Common by DC Moore – Olivier, National Theatre

Cosmic Trigger by Daisy Campbell – Cockpit Theatre

Here She Comes by SJ Brady – The Gallery on the Corner

The Treatment by Martin Crimp – Almeida Theatre

The Cardinal by James Shirley – Southwark Playhouse

Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare – RST, Stratford-upon-Avon

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare – Young Vic

Hamlet by William Shakespeare – Almeida Theatre

How (Not) to Live in Suburbia by Annie Siddons – Soho Theatre

Flew the Coop by Lost Watch Theatre – New Diorama Theatre

Arlington by Enda Walsh – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Art by Yasmin Reza – Old Vic Theatre

The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky – Arcola Theatre

Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare – Theatre Royal Haymarket



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Dea by Edward Bond – Secombe Theatre, Sutton


The Joke by Will Adamson with Brian Logan and Lloyd Hutchinson – Camden People’s Theatre, London NW1



A Cool Million by Nathanael West – Brockley Jack Theatre, London SE4


The Heresy of Love by Helen Edmundson – Shakespeare’s Globe, London SE1


Miss Julie by August Strindberg – Bread and Roses Theatre, London SW4


The Notebook by Forced Entertainment – Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11


Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley – Soho Theatre, London W1



The Believers by Bryony Lavery – Tricycle Theatre, London NW6


Don Gil of the Green Breeches by Tirso de Molina – Arcola Theatre, London E8


In Lambeth by Jack Shepherd – Southwark Playhouse, London SE1


The Last Days of Limehouse by Jeremy Tiang – Limehouse Town Hall, London E14


My Perfect Mind by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge – Young Vic, London SE1


Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby by Samuel Beckett – Royal Court Theatre, London SW1



4000 Miles by Amy Herzog – Print Room, London W11


Gibraltar by Alastair Brett and Siân Evans – Arcola Theatre, London E8


The Good Neighbour by Sarah Golding & Ruth Dudman – Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11


Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph – Gate Theatre, London W11


Josephine and I by Cush Jumbo – Bush Theatre, London W12


The Last March by tinder – Southwark Playhouse, London SE1


Lizzie Siddal by Jeremy Green – Arcola Theatre, London E8


Moth by Declan Greene – Bush Theatre, London W12


Routes by Rachel De-lahay – Royal Court Theatre, London SW1


Sandpits Avenue by Yasmin Blake / League of St. George by Georgia Bliss – Hope Theatre, London N1


Three Birds by Janice Okoh – Bush Theatre, London W12



The Animals and Children Took to the Streets by 1927 – Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11


Brand New Ancients by Katie Tempest – Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11


Chewing Gum Dreams by Michaela Coel / Chapel Street by Luke Barnes – Bush Theatre, London W12


Count Oederland by Max Frisch – Arcola Theatre, London E8


Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe – The Pleasance Theatre, London N7


Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie – New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19


A Respectable Wedding by Bertolt Brecht / Bud by Nick Darke – Waterloo East Theatre, London SE1


Three Kingdoms by Simon Stephens – Lyric Hammersmith, London W6


Trial of Ubu by Simon Stephens – Hampstead Theatre, London NW2



Bluebird by Simon Stephens – The Courtyard Theatre, London N1


Richard III by William Shakespeare – Hampstead Theatre, London NW2


Street Scene by Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes – Young Vic, London SE1


Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley – Southwark Playhouse, London SE1


this is where we got to when you came in by non zero one – Bush Theatre, London W12


Woman Bomb by Ivana Sajko – Tristan Bates Theatre, London WC2



Cardenio by William Shakespeare & John Fletcher – Warehouse Theatre, Croydon


Lingua Franca by Peter Nichols – Finborough Theatre

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Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill – Arcola Theatre, London E8


Limehouse Nights by James Yeatman – Limehouse Town Hall, London E14


The Man With the Flower in his Mouth by Luigi Pirandello – The London Particular, London SE14