Off-West End Theatre News and Reviews

5 minutes with: Diana Vickers - 'Performing has always been in my bones'
By Editorial Staff
The former X Factor star has two new stage projects in the works
34 theatre openings that should be on your radar in September
We take a look at the major openings in a very busy month for theatre around the UK
Matt Trueman: Is experimental theatre in decline?
The trail-blazers of the last decade have now become the norm - so a new wave of theatremakers are pushing in different directions
Test your theatre knowledge: Name that showtune
Think you know your musical numbers? Let's see how you get on with just a few seconds of each
Production pics: Absent at Shoreditch Town Hall
Audiences will be taken on an 'intimate journey through the maze-like basement of Shoreditch Town Hall'
People, Places and Things (National Theatre)
Award-winning actress Denise Gough stars in Jeremy Herrin's production
You Won't Succeed on Broadway If You Don't Have Any Jews (St James Theatre)
By Holly Williams
Sophie Evans and Lloyd Daniels star in this loose history of Jewish composers and lyricists in musical theatre
The Medium / The Wanton Sublime (Arcola Theatre)
Barnstorming performances by Hai-Ting Chinn in two modern one-act operas
Our Country's Good (National Theatre, Olivier)
Timberlake Wertenbaker's modern classic has 'never seemed less schematic, or more enjoyable'
Hamlet (Barbican) - 'Benedict Cumberbatch rings the changes'
Cumberbatch's much-hyped performance as the Dane does not disappoint