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Theatre Profile: One Reviewer's Picks

As we launch our campaign to find London's favourite Off West End theatre venue, our reviewers tell us which theatre they would vote for. To get us started, Chris O'Shaughnessy talks us through some of his personal Off West End highlights. Vote for your own favourite Off West End theatre below!

Wednesday 27th November 2013 Read more...
Twisted theatre: Jekyll & Hyde at Southwark Playhouse

A story based on the infamous tale "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson, this reworking of the classic by Jonathan Holloway creates a modern and grotesque twist, that the cast deliciously reveal. At the Southwark Playhouse.

Thursday 3rd October 2013 Read more...
Smother thy pity: The Duchess of Malfi at Southwark Playhouse

Reimagining John Webster’s loopy revenge tragedy as a lethal game of musical chairs, Eyestrings Theatre Company over-stylize an already difficult text; the result is dynamic but alienating. At Southwark Playhouse.

Monday 9th September 2013 Read more...
Climb Ev'ry Gangway: The Sound of Music at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

The ghost of Julie Andrews certainly doesn't haunt the trees and glades of Regent's Park in Rachel Kavanaugh's freshly-laundered production of The Sound of Music. At the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.

Thursday 8th August 2013 Read more...
Ship of dreams: Titanic at Southwark Playhouse

Maury Yeston's 1997 musical Titanic, garlanded with Tony awards, receives its professional London première at the Southwark Playhouse. This intensely-focused and deeply-felt "chamber version" of the show, with its pulsating and melodious score, is a triumph for all concerned. If you see nothing else this summer, see this.

Thursday 1st August 2013 Read more...
Billy Budd at Southwark Playhouse

secret/heart Theatre’s stage adaptation of Herman Melville's Billy Budd transports our imaginations to the late 18th century nautical world. Harcombe’s production captures the tone and mood of the classic, but the flow of the play is as bumpy as the waves on which the tale sails upon. At the Southwark Playhouse.

Tuesday 23rd July 2013 Read more...
Something for everyone: Short & Stark: Joel Horwood at the Southwark Playhouse

An impressive collection of short plays by Joel Horwood. Varied in style and content, there is something included for everyone. In one instance, you will emit throaty laughter at the expense of characters, but then the next, your heart will go out for the man who has lost his one true love. Bravo Horwood! At Southwark Playhouse.

Friday 5th July 2013 Read more...
Whatever happened to Marshal P├ętain? The Moment of Truth at Southwark Playhouse

Bonnie Wright and Miles Richardson impress in Peter Ustinov's satire on Marshal Pétain and the Vichy regime in wartime France. At Southwark Playhouse.

Monday 1st July 2013 Read more...
Win Two Tickets to Short and Stark at Southwark Playhouse

Win a pair of tickets to see Short and Stark: Joel Horwood, a rare chance to see the range and virtuosity of Joel Horwood in one showing at Southwark Playhouse!

Friday 21st June 2013 Read more...
Vicky Araicao Casas' Juana in a Million at the Southwark Playhouse

Vicky Araico Casas and Nir Paldi have created a one-woman show, Juana in a Million, to explore the issues of Mexican culture and immigration. It's charming and stylised, but is this a piece that serves the performer more than the subject? At the Southwark Playhouse.

Wednesday 29th May 2013 Read more...
Down on Lucha: Tanzi Libre at Southwark Playhouse

It's certainly novel for Southwark Playhouse to open their new space in Borough/Elephant and Castle with Claire Luckham's Trafford Tanzi, which features live wresting, but the resulting show is all flash and no substance, with a number of weak elements not quite making up for the excitement generated by setting a musical/play in a luchador ring. 

Thursday 23rd May 2013 Read more...
Tightie-whitie travesty: The London Cuckolds at the Pleasance Theatre

This company and this show certainly can't be accused of lacking energy. The London Cuckolds takes you to 1920s London, where everyone seems to have the values of a sinner, lying, cheating and conning their way into each others tightie-whities. At the Pleasance Theatre.

Tuesday 7th May 2013 Read more...
20 December

Behind today's door are £10 tickets for Feathers in the Snow at Southwark Playhouse until 22 December!

Thursday 20th December 2012 Read more...
Flighty: Feathers in the Snow at Southwark Playhouse

Philip Ridley premieres his new show at the Southwark Playhouse this winter. Teaming up again with Tender Napalm director David Mercatali again, Feathers in the Snow is an energetic epic that spawns from a decision between brawn and brains.

Monday 17th December 2012 Read more...
In Praise of Dynamic Ticketing

While taking a deeper look at London tickets recently, I'm growing very excited about recent developments in "dynamic ticketing" – a new way of selling tickets that has vast implications for London's theatre landscape.

Thursday 22nd November 2012 Read more...
Flying Visits - 19/11/12

Watch for the latest recommendations to London's best cultural events, from Carmen at the ENO to The Seagull at Southwark Playhouse.

Monday 19th November 2012 Read more...
Cracking and energetic: The Sweet Smell of Success at the Arcola Theatre

An unsavourily-plotted antidote to Guys and Dolls, the cult Mackendrick 50's movie was re-worked by A Chorus Line's Marvin Hamlisch for a 2002 Broadway opening that never really took off. In a more intimate setting appropriate to the New York night clubs through which the characters trawl, Arcola boss Mehmet Ergen directs a cracking, energetic production with outstanding choreography. 

Thursday 15th November 2012 Read more...
Understated punches: The Seagull at Southwark Playhouse

Anya Reiss rewrites The Seagull to include mobile phones as the norm and a laptop tragedy amongst the skittish characters, pre-occupied by their insipid day-to-day lives on the Isle of Man, despite apparent fame and fortunes. It’s cleverly quiet and unassuming with a cast of extraordinary subtlety. At the Southwark Playhouse.

Thursday 15th November 2012 Read more...
Impersonating a man impersonating a woman: Victor/Victoria at the Southwark Playhouse

Victor/Victoria is a show about love and fame consumed in a story of confused sexuality, double-cross-dressing and show business – a plot for a musical if ever I heard one. This new production is provocatively but precisely presented in the surprisingly cabaret setting of the stripped bare Vault at the Southwark Playhouse.

Monday 5th November 2012 Read more...
It's easy if you know how: You Can Still Make A Killing at Southwark Playhouse

You Can Still Make a Killing follows two friends, Edward and Jack, as both are affected by the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008. While both lose their morality and most of their dignity, Pierpan’s writing and Matthew Dunster’s direction combine to create a smart, snappy and systematic production. At Southwark Playhouse.

Wednesday 17th October 2012 Read more...