Reviews of Current Shows

  • David Hare’s new play is contrived, predictable & flat  Click here to watch the review of I’m Not Running on the YouTube channel One Minute Theatre Reviews When the National Theatre announces a new season, it’s always a challenge to decide which events to spend one’s time and money on. But a new play by

  • Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins shine in confusing drama Click here to watch Paul’s review of The Height Of The Storm on the YouTube channel One Minute Theatre Reviews Florian Zeller’sThe Height Of The Storm is confusing. If you’re going to see it, it’s good that you know this because otherwise, like me, you’ll spend

  • The Humans exposes the fears at the heart of a modern family Click here for my YouTube review on One Minute Theatre Reviews I love a family drama and they don’t come better than this. The Humans by Stephen Karam won four Tony awards when it was on Broadway. Now the original production directed by Joe Mantello

  • Bawdy fun as women turn the tables on men Click here to see the review of Women In Power on the YouTube channel One Minute Theatre Reviews Women In Power at the Nuffield Southampton Theatres’ city venue is a new version of Aristophanes’ Assemblywomen. It sticks pretty closely to the original story in which women take

  • A few blooms but no bouquet for a dull production Click here to see the review of Flowers For Mrs Harris on the YouTube channel One Minute Theatre Reviews Flowers for Mrs Harris, a musical based on a Paul Gallico story and directed by Daniel Evans, is set in East London just after the end

  • Copenhagen by Michael Frayn at the Minerva is rich in possibilities Click here for the YouTube review of Copenhagen in Chichester on One Minute Theatre Reviews So what is Copenhagen about? Ostensibly it’s about what happened at a mysterious meeting that took place in the Danish capital during World War Two between two of the

  • Rhys Ifans is dying to be funny  Click here to watch my review of Exit The King starring Rhys Ifans on the YouTube channel One Minute Theatre Reviews Exit the King is about how we come to terms with the shocking fact that we’re all going to die. As a character says in the play,

  • Allelujah! written by Alan Bennett, directed by Nicholas Hytner at Bridge Theatre London. Click here for the review of Allelujah! by Alan Bennett on the YouTube channel One Minute Theatre Reviews Much as I loved many of the Nicholas Hytner era productions at the National Theatre, not least his collaborations with Alan Bennett like The History Boys

  • Aidan Turner is hilarious in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant Of Inishmore Watch the review of The Lieutenant Of Inshore by One Minute Theatre reviews on YouTube Mad Padraic is an Irish terrorist in the time of The Troubles, he’s too violent and unpredictable even for the IRA. But he loves his cat. When the only

  • Fun Home is a perfect musical Click here to see the YouTube review of Fun Home on One Minute Theatre Reviews Fun Home is a perfect musical- a joyous story driven by mystery and tragedy; songs with clever lyrics and catchy tunes that give an extra depth to the tale; characters you believe in and

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