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.

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



Globe’s ‘Loud’ and ‘Naughty’ Artistic Director Forced to Leave


Dea, Edward Bond – Secombe Theatre, Sutton


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



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


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


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


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


Radiant Vermin, Philip Ridley – Soho Theatre, London W1



The Believers, Bryony Lavery – Tricycle Theatre, London NW6


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


In Lambeth, Jack Shepherd – Southwark Playhouse, London SE1


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


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


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



4000 Miles, Amy Herzog – Print Room, London W11


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


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


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


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


The Last March, tinder – Southwark Playhouse, London SE1


Lizzie Siddal, Jeremy Green – Arcola Theatre, London E8


Moth, Declan Greene – Bush Theatre, London W12


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


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


Three Birds, Janice Okoh – Bush Theatre, London W12



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


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


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


Count Oederland, Max Frisch – Arcola Theatre, London E8


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


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


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


Three Kingdoms, Simon Stephens – Lyric Hammersmith, London W6


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



Bluebird, Simon Stephens – The Courtyard Theatre, London N1


Richard III, William Shakespeare – Hampstead Theatre, London NW2


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


Tender Napalm, Philip Ridley – Southwark Playhouse, London SE1


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


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



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


Lingua Franca by Peter Nichols – Finborough Theatre

advance publicity for Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

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


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


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


Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley – Southwark Playhouse, London SE1