Off-West End Theatre News and Reviews

Alexander Devriendt: 'Lies puts you in charge of the financial system'
As Lies opens at the Almeida, its director explains what prompted Ontroerend Goed to create a piece where the audience gambles on the financial system
Spamilton at the Menier Chocolate Factory: exclusive first look
The musical lampoon of the iconic Pulitzer-winning Broadway show is having its UK premiere next week
Review: Pity (Royal Court)
Rory Mullarkey's catastrophic cartoon of a play opens at the Royal Court
Review: Two for the Seesaw (Trafalgar Studios)
William Gibson's play is revived 60 years after its premiere
Review: Ariadne auf Naxos (Opera Holland Park)
Opera Holland Park scores a triumph with its first-ever staging of a Richard Strauss opera
Review: Isabeau (Opera Holland Park)
A little-known opera by Mascagni staged by London's enterprising independent company
Review: Alkaline (Park Theatre)
Stephanie Martin's living room drama is directed by Sarah Meadows