Not only is a huge new Market Halls coming to Oxford Circus this year, another massive food hall is opening down the road this July. The Arcade Food Theatre, on the ground floor of the Centre Point building (which is still getting a Din Tai Fung too), will be home to six kitchens plus an…

Alannah Dorli Jones A Most Rare Vision: Nick Hytner’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream At Bridge Theatre A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bridge Theatre 4 Photo: Manuel Harlan The bar set by last year’s explosive Julius Caesar during Bridge Theatre’s inaugural season was an extremely high one. This year’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes that bar and…

Matthew Holder Sweat Works Hard For Its Ill-Treated Grafters At Gielgud Theatre Sweat, Gielgud Theatre 3 Photo: Johan Persson Sweat arrives with great acclaim, with superlative reviews and a Pulitzer already behind it. And yes, this story of a working class community being ripped apart is both timely and powerful. Yet for all of its…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lesley Manville will star in an adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit Actress Lesley Manville is among the stars who will appear in the National Theatre’s new season. She will star in a Jeremy Herrin-directed adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit. Manville was Oscar nominated last year for her…

Neil Dowden Theatre Review: While the Sun Shines At Orange Tree Theatre While the Sun Shines, Orange Tree Theatre 4 Photo: Helen Murray Terence Rattigan’s 1943 comedy While the Sun Shines was his most popular play, but it has been neglected in the decades since. Evidently its light-hearted insouciance appealed to wartime audiences looking for…

Photo: George Piper BalletBoyz are at it again with another artistic, ground-breaking performance, this time in the form of two parts: the first, titled Them, is representatively directed by the company of eight dancers. The second, Us, is an extended version of Tony and Olivier award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s compassionate duet first presented in 2017.  …

Photo: Johan Persson Every good drama has its gear change moment, the point at which you move from passively watching to completely hooked. It’s no coincidence that in Rutherford And Son, things start to steam along from the moment titular star Roger Allam comes on stage, half way into the first act. He’s a big…