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Review: Bat out of hell

The songs are great but the plot's not in this new juke box musical. And as for the dancing....

John Nathan

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: Bat out of hell
  • Anne-Marie Duff and Cush Jumbo in Common
    Theatre

    Review: Common

    DC Moore's new play didn't impress John Nathan

    John Nathan

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Review: Common
  • Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan, with one of the child actors who plays Annie
    Theatre

    Review: Annie

    Miranda Hart is just too nice in the West End's latest musical, says John Nathan

    John Nathan

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Review: Annie
  • Maureen Lipman and Felicity Kendal in Lettice and Lovage
    Theatre

    Review: Lettice and Lovage

    Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in a comedy that's the theatrical equivalent of comfort food

    John Nathan

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Review: Lettice and Lovage
  • Isabella Nefar and Olwen Fouere in Salome
    Theatre

    Review: Salome

    Yael Ferber's new play Salome is unforgettable, but it's not theatre, says John Nathan.

    John Nathan

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Review: Salome
  • Eva Hoffman
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    Eva Hoffman's first play

    A ceremony held to commemorate an atrocity in a Polish forest inspired Eva Hoffman's first drama.

    Keren David

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Eva Hoffman's first play
  • Consent at the Dorfman Theatre
    Theatre

    Theatre review: Consent

    Nina Raine’s new play is populated by clever, thrillingly articulate lawyers whose lives are seemingly insulated from the sordid behaviour of the people they encounter in the dock.

    John Nathan

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Theatre review: Consent
  • Jude Law and Halina Reijn in Obsession
    Theatre

    Theatre review: Obsession

    This steamy adaptation of the 1943 film noir Ossessione , itself based on the novel The Postman Always Rings Twice, is one of the hottest tickets in town. But does it live up to its advance billing?

    John Nathan

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Theatre review: Obsession
  • Henry VIII, portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger
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    Henry VIII’s marriage counsellor

    Samantha Ellis has written a play about the rabbi recruited by Henry VIII to put a Jewish spin on his case to divorce Katherine of Aragon.

    Samantha Ellis

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Henry VIII’s marriage counsellor
  • Debbie Chazen
    Theatre

    Brilliant, brave and baring all

    Actress Debbie Chazen is a revelation in new musical The Girls, says John Nathan. He asked her about her own inspiring story.

    John Nathan

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Brilliant, brave and baring all
  • Theatre

    Review: The Philanthopist

    Fruity thesp Simon Callow directs an ill-judged production populated by a bevy of actors, stand-up comedians and sitcom performers.

    John Nathan

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Review: The Philanthopist
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    Theatre

    Review: The Plague

    This adaptation of the Camus novel may not be a fun night out but it is, says our reviewer John Nathan, a compelling piece of theatre

    John Nathan

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Review: The Plague