Surprisingly funny at times, Kiss Of The Spider Woman at the Menier Chocolate Factory has plenty of touching moments without becoming sentimental.
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Mark Ludmon reviews Patrick Marmion’s adaptation of Will Self’s novel Great Apes at Arcola Theatre
Mark Ludmon reviews the new London production of the Sondheim on Sondheim revue at the Royal Festival Hall Sondheim on Sondheim Royal Festival Hall 16 March 2018 Five stars Even the most lavish musical productions in the West End may stretch to only 20 musicians, with most having far fewer, so a one-off staging of Broadway hit […]
With a stellar line-up of comedy acting talent, Humble Boy has now been revived in a delightful new production by director Paul Miller that deals with death and dysfunction with wit and a warm heart.
Mark Ludmon takes a look at all the winners from the Manchester Theatre Awards 2018 Oldham Coliseum’s staging of Florian Zeller’s drama The Father has won the title of best production along with best leading actor for Kenneth Alan Taylor in the Manchester Theatre Awards. The north-west premiere of the play, translated by Christopher Hampton […]
Summer and Smoke Almeida Theatre Four stars Book Now Despite the poetic beauty of Tennessee Williams’s writing, at the height of his success, his dramas were rooted in reality, whether a St Louis apartment or a plantation home in the Deep South. His rarely produced 1948 play Summer and Smoke is set in the small, […]
Despite its length, Fanny and Alexander never drags under director Max Webster, carrying us along with its alluring combination of drama, comedy and a touch of magic.
Mark Ludmon gets ready to go talent spotting in search of future stars Tickets for Belleville at the Donmar Warehouse have been like gold dust but, a few years ago, you could have managed to see TV and film star James Norton along with a host of other familiar names with a lot more ease. […]