Top shows to see this Halloween
Here's what plays to scare yourself silly watching over this year's Halloween
Michael Coveney: First-time theatre experience marks you for life
WhatsOnStage critic Michael Coveney on the power of the first time
Sign of the Times (Tour)
Tim Firth's comedy is revived at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds ahead of visits to Kingston and Ipswich
Gunmetal Blues (Hornchurch)
It's an extremely stylish production with some good performances. But somehow it doesn't quite come off.
Bob Carlton takes a shine to "Gunmetal Blues"
Bob Carlton, artistic director of the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, explains why he is staging the European and UK première of this musical.
Godspell (Hornchurch)
The 1970s. History for many people, nostalgia for others. Was life really as simple as memories of flower power and hippy spiritualism suggest? At one end you have "Abigail's Party"; at the other is "Godspell".
The Great Gatsby (Hornchurch)
There's nothing like plunging in at the deep end, as Simon Jessop's solo directorial début with Peter Joucla's dramatisation of "The Great Gatsby" demonstrates.
Simon Jessop's directorial début
Actor Simon Jessop directs a new stage adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch
Two and Two Make Sex (Hornchurch)
A new revival in Hornchurch for this "archetypical British bedroom farce"
Our Man in Havana (Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch)
Long before James Bond sipped his first vodka Martini, Graham Greene was having fun with the murky world of espionage. There's nothing like a corrupt régime on the brink of collapse to bring its profiteers into the limelight. Not to mention Our Man in Havana