Bite-sized Theatre
By Jo Caird
Last night I caught the last performance of Word:Play 4, Box of Tricks Theatre’s short run of six specially-commissioned 15-minute plays at the Arcola. I didn’t enjoy all the playle
Liberty Hall and Free Speech
Some talk of cuts, others of expansion and continuity. There's an unexpectedly optimistic feeling abroad in our theatre at the moment, nowhere more so than down in Battersea, where BAC is celebrating ...
Anyone Seen the Wizard?
There's always been something special about opening night at the London Palladium, but it's never been quite as alarming as it was last night, with barriers all the way along Argyll Street and ...
Welcome to My New Blog
By Jo Caird
Hello everyone and welcome to the first post of my new blog. I’ve been deputy Off-West End editor here at for a little while now and have been writing reviews
WOS Outing Tackles Race & Memory in the Park
By Outing
Last night, over 100 eager theatregoers went to the Wyndham's Theatre to watch Bruce Norris's satirical rumination on racism in 1950s and modern day America. Clybourne Park
Doddy Worth a Million Dollars
I went to Stockport on Friday. As Ken Dodd might say, I hadn't done anything, I just went there. And you can travel to and from Stockport far quicker than it takes you to sit through a Ken Dodd show. ...
Monster Hit for the National
Whatever the overall verdict from the critics -- so far so enthusiastic -- the National has obviously got a monster hit on its hands with Danny Boyle's brave and exciting production of Frankenste
WOS Rock 'n' Rolls with Million Dollar Quartet
By Outing
Monday night over 100 theatregoers enjoyed the thrilling Million Dollar Quarter at the Noel Coward Theatre. The award-winning show told the electrifying story of the night in 1956 when Elvi
Critic Spells Out Revue
Not since Mark Steyn was invited to take the floor in Sam Mendes's production of Cabaret has a critic graced the stage of the Donmar Warehouse, but Henry Hitchings of the Evening Standard made a ...
Boss Blog: A Personal Awards P.S.
By Terri Paddock
The calm I wrote about last week remained until mid-afternoon on Sunday. In the final days’ lead-up to the Awards Concert, my personal to-do list seems never-ending, largely with ...