Tuesday, December 20

Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company, Novello Theatre)

Refreshing Belch relieves stagnant staging.

Monday, November 28

Saturday, November 26

Richard II (The Old Vic)

Nunn upholds his stellar reputation.

(Directed by Trevor Nunn. Starring Kevin Spacey.)

Friday, November 11

Blue Man Group (New London*)

Coloured paint and drums - yawn.

(*Briar Street Theatre/Chicago performance reviewed.)

Thursday, October 13

Blue Eyes and Heels (Soho Theatre)

Accurate portrayal of TV cad.

(Starring Martin Freeman.)

Friday, October 7

Romance (Almeida Theatre)

Implausible setup for pointless vituperation.

(By David Mamet. Starring John Mahoney.)

Thursday, September 22

Troilus & Cressida (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)

Unique performance employing original dialect.

Friday, September 16

Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)

Successfully modernizes Shakespeare utilizing trapeze.

Thursday, September 8

Billy Elliot the Musical (Victoria Palace Theatre)

Enjoyable show combines swearing, dancing.

(Music by Elton John.)

Saturday, August 6

Some Girls (Gielgud Theatre)

Reunions convincingly reveal playboy's failings.

(Starring David Schwimmer.)

Sunday, July 24

Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Sadler's Wells)

Twisted tale with dirty dancing.

(Starring Adam Cooper.)

Thursday, July 14

The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)

More alive than Hermione's statue.

(Starring Yolanda Vasquez.)

Saturday, June 25

Romeo and Juliet (English National Ballet)

Lovely, but not really Shakespeare.

Monday, May 9

A Life in Theatre

Actors rise to Mamet's challenge.

(Starring Patrick Stewart and Joshua Jackson.)

Sunday, May 8

National Anthems

Powerful performances expose socioeconomic differences.

(Starring Kevin Spacey, Mary Stuart Masterson and Steven Weber.)

Friday, May 6

Whose Life is it Anyway? (Comedy Theatre)

Kim Cattrall proves her range.

(Starring Kim Cattrall.)

Thursday, May 5


Worth it for the dancing.

Wednesday, May 4

Jerry Springer - The Opera

Hackneyed jokes and ghastly songs.

Tuesday, May 3

The Producers

The best musical in London.

(Starring Nathan Lane and Lee Evans.)

Monday, May 2

The Lion King

Costumes combine creativity and engineering.

Sunday, May 1

We Will Rock You

Rocked me, and my parents.

Saturday, April 30

Les Miserables

Good standby show for tourists.