London Theatre News and Reviews

Transforming the Playhouse for The Jungle's West End transfer
We chat with writers Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, as well as producers David Lan and Sonia Friedman about radically transforming a West End theatre into an Afghan restaurant
Making Disney's Fantasia a reality in London's Vaults
By Kitty Callister
Designer Kitty Callister explains how she created the sets for Sounds and Sorcery Celebrating Disney Fantasia underneath Waterloo station at the Vaults
Nicholas Hytner wins the Theatre Book Prize for Balancing Acts
The annual prize is awarded by the Society for Theatre Research
What is your ultimate musical theatre tearjerker?
Grab a box of tissues and cast your mind back to the last time you sobbed in the stalls
Review: Falstaff (Garsington Opera at Wormsley)
Verdi's comic farewell in a fine new production by Garsington Opera
Review: It's Only Life (Union Theatre)
The little-known composer John Bucchino has his musical revue staged by Tania Azevedo
Review: La bohème (Royal Opera House)
Covent Garden gives an extended first revival to last year's new production by Richard Jones
Review: Notes from the Field (Royal Court)
Anna Deavere Smith returns to London for the first time in 25 years
Review: An Octoroon (National Theatre)
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' play comes to the National after running at the Orange Tree Theatre