Romeo and Juliet, Royal Opera House, ballet review: An explosive yet creaking production Romeo and Juliet, Royal Opera House, ballet review: An explosive yet creaking production

The Mariinsky Ballet opens its London season with radiant young lovers in a creaky old production. In the leading roles, Diana Vishneva and Vladimir Shklyarov are stellar as well as star-crossed, with ardent charisma and plush, expansive dancing. Leonid Lavrovsky’s staging, created in 1940, is showing its age.

29. 7. 2014 12:13
A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic, review A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic, review

Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career as Blanche DuBois in a raw, emotional and deeply unsettling Young Vic production

29. 7. 2014 0:42
The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes, Arcola Theatre, review: Witty and rawly topical The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes, Arcola Theatre, review: Witty and rawly topical

When he was the artistic director of the Tricycle, Nicolas Kent was renowned for the creative tenacity with which he kept the heat turned up on the issue of Iraq – not least in the tribunal show that put Tony Blair (in absentia) in the dock for war crimes.  Now as a freelance again after many years, Kent is in no mind to let go of the subject. 

30. 7. 2014 12:37
Carlos Acosta rehearses Guys and Dolls Carlos Acosta rehearses Guys and Dolls

Exclusive: watch Carlos Acosta choreograph his first ever musical, Guys and Dolls

dnes, 7:00
Secret Cinema presents Back to the Future, review: 'triumphant' Secret Cinema presents Back to the Future, review: 'triumphant'

Secret Cinema's recreation of Back to the Future is a feat of triumph over adversity, says Patrick Smith

dnes, 12:54
Almost twice as many people visit the theatre than attend Premier League games Almost twice as many people visit the theatre than attend Premier League games

The study into audience numbers reveals that theatre attendances in the capital are higher than for the whole of the Premier League put together

30. 7. 2014 19:15
A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic, review: Gillian Anderson gives shatteringly powerful performance A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic, review: Gillian Anderson gives shatteringly powerful performance

You can say what you like about this production, but it's definitely not underwrought. No, sir. We're in New Orleans though not as we have known it in previous stagings of Tennessee Williams's masterpiece.

29. 7. 2014 10:28
West End theatre beats Broadway and Hollywood, new report finds West End theatre beats Broadway and Hollywood, new report finds

The roof might be falling in at some venerable venues but London has supplanted New York as the most significant theatre capital in the world, a new report claims.

30. 7. 2014 15:32
Push, London Coliseum, review: 'dazzling' Push, London Coliseum, review: 'dazzling'

Russell Maliphant's contemporary creation still remains as thrilling as its original incarnation, says Rachel Ward

30. 7. 2014 16:55
Porgy and Bess, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, review: Gloriously sung Gershwin Porgy and Bess, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, review: Gloriously sung Gershwin

The hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention so repeatedly during Timothy Sheader's gloriously sung production that they are quite worn out by the end (and this is the streamlined version of the original yet!).

včera, 13:02