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Samuel Anderson (Luke), Adam Deacon (Tony) and Yasmine Akram (Tara) in The Retreat
Theatre

Theatre review: The Retreat

Lack of back story makes for a disappointing comedy, says John Nathan

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Theatre review: The Retreat
Victoria Hamilton and Helen Schlesinger
Theatre

Theatre review: Albion

Playwrights are these days holding a mirror up to Britain as if it were a patient breathing its last

Friday, October 27, 2017
Theatre review: Albion
Lesley Joseph as Frau Blucher
Theatre

Theatre review: Young Frankenstein

Vulgar and sexist, but a monster hit of a musical.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Theatre review: Young Frankenstein
Erin Doherty in My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Young Vic, London. Photo: Ellie Kurrtz
Theatre

Theatre review: My Name is Rachel Corrie

The controversial Gaza play lacks the complexity to portray the Israel-Palestinian conflict fairly

Sunday, October 8, 2017
Theatre review: My Name is Rachel Corrie
Ian McKellan as Lear
Theatre

Theatre review: King Lear

John Nathan finds a message for our times in a modern dress King Lear

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Theatre review: King Lear
Juliet Stevenson flies high in Wings
Theatre

Theatre review: Wings

John Nathan reviews a play about a stroke victim

Monday, October 2, 2017
Theatre review: Wings
Peter Polycarpou (Ahmed Qurie) and Philip Arditti (Uri Savir) in Oslo
Theatre

Theatre review: Oslo

John Nathan has high praise for an award-winning play, but there's an elephant in the theatre

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Theatre review: Oslo
Cel Spellman
Theatre

Theatre review: Talk Radio

John Nathan on a disconcerting tale of a radio shock jock

Monday, September 18, 2017
Theatre review: Talk Radio
Imelda Staunton shines in Follies
Theatre

Theatre review: Follies

John Nathan applauds a new production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Theatre review: Follies
David Leopold (Curtis), Alex Lowe (Bill), Lisa Stephenson (Tamara) and Todd Boyce (Michael)
Theatre

Theatre review: Late Company

An "incredibly powerful" evening

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Theatre review: Late Company