THEATRE REVIEW: Mary Stuart starring Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: Almeida

WHEN: 9/12, runs to 21/1/17

‘A majority does not mean a thing is always in the right’. There aren’t many laughs in this but it’s a moment of hilarity for this north London audience.

  • Read on for reasons including why this insight from Elizabeth I advisor Lord Talbot sparked laughter

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THEATRE REVIEW: Barbarians

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Young Vic

WHEN: 5/12 (matinee), runs to 19/12

‘If you treat people like animals, they’ll behave like them.’ It’s an observation by protagonist Paul (rising star Brian Vernel, menacing and brilliant here) referring to football clubs’ treatment of their fans as he waits ticketless outside the only game he’ll miss this season, the 1976 FA Cup final, but it references much else here. Read More