WHERE? Harold Pinter Theatre RUNTIME: 90 minutes (no interval)
WHEN? 8/3, opens 13/3, runs to 1/6/19 STOP PRESS: now extended to 8/6
A female voice sings a slowed-down and stripped back version of, we think, Depeche Mode’s Enjoy The Silence at several moments during this methodical revival and it’s the best in-joke of an understated evening.
Read on for reasons including how the audience is queuing around the block to see Tom Hiddleston at the stage door
Pinter’s Betrayal stars Zawe Ashton and Tom Hiddleston
The Pinter at the Pinter season at the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre has been hit and miss but it’s big finish stars Hiddleston and monstagigz favourite Ashton. Runs 5/3 to 1/6. We’ve reviewed Ashton at both the Old Vic and Trafalgar Studios in recent years. Tickets
Read on for reasons including Jade Anouka, Wiktoria, Sigrid & Sophie Ellis Bextor
WHERE?: Harold Pinter Theatre RUN TIME: 120 minutes (including interval)
WHEN?: 1/2/19, press night 6/2/19, booking to 23/2/19
Danny Dyer might be familiar to you as father of Love Island‘s Dani, his Henry VIII connection, from EastEnders or because of a memorable ‘trotters up’ Brexit quote but you might not know he was twice directed by Harold Pinter, in 2000 and 2002.
Read on for reasons including why this is the most successful so far of the Pinter at the Pinter series
Lady Windermere’s Fan opens starring Jennifer Saunders
Kathy Burke (whose The Retreat at the Park Theatre earlier this year was lots of fun) directs Jennifer Saunders in this Oscar Wilde play for Dominic Dromgoole’s Classic Spring theatre company as a follow-up to his delightful A Woman Of No Importance. Runs 12/1 to 7/4 at the Vaudeville Theatre. Tickets
Read on for reasons including Ben Whishaw in Julius Caesar and both Julie Walters and Zawe Ashton at the Old Vic
It’s 19 years since star Timothy Spall last acted on stage and just over one since his tremendous grumbling titular turn in Mike Leigh’s biopic Mr Turner inexplicably failed to earn him a best actor Oscar nomination.
Read on for reasons why this is director Matthew Warchus’ first five-star Old Vic triumph