West End

'Tawdry' Spice Girls musical unlikely to 'viva' very long

First Reaction
Wed 12 Dec, AT 11:53

The group gave the world 'girl power', but its hit songs can't save this unedifying musical

Trevor Nunn's Kiss Me, Kate revival is an absolute joy

Hot Ticket
Thu 29 Nov, AT 07:47

Cole Porter's battle-of-the-sexes comedy is 'a tried and tested Rolls Royce of a show'

Danny Boyle wins theatre award for Olympics opening ceremony

One-Minute Read
Mon 26 Nov, AT 08:32

Director uses Evening Standard Awards night to plead for increased support for arts from UK government

Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry make Globe transfer a hit

Hot Ticket
Tue 20 Nov, AT 07:26

Rylance's glorious star turn in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Richard III make for a sublime double bill

Cate Blanchett

Surreal thing: Cate Blanchett wins best actress nomination

One-Minute Read
Tue 13 Nov, AT 14:30

Youth, smaller venues and a Hollywood star dominate the Evening Standard Theatre Awards shortlist

Maggie Smith as Violet, the dowager countess of Grantham

Downton dramas: Maggie Smith heart scare, Lady Edith heckled

First Post
Sun 4 Nov, AT 12:20

Dame Maggie taken to hospital, while Sir Peter Hall upstages Laura Carmichael on West End debut

Spice Girls

Spice Girls forever: business model that works a treat

First Post
Wed 27 Jun, AT 12:56

Plans for a theatre adaptation of the famous five's songs and career follow in footsteps of Mamma Mia!

A star is born: Emi Wokoma sensational as Tina Turner

Hot Ticket
Thu 26 Apr, AT 07:14

West End beckons for Tina Turner musical Soul Sister as charismatic newcomer Emi wins over critics

Bloodthirsty American Psycho to become a London musical

One-Minute Read
Tue 24 Apr, AT 13:09

American stand-up Ben Walker tipped to play Patrick Bateman in 'bloody satire' adaptation

A Long Day's Journey into Night

Brilliantly acted revival gives O'Neill's masterpiece new life

Hot Ticket
Thu 12 Apr, AT 08:15

David Suchet and Laurie Metcalf star in powerful, uplifting ‘Long Day's Journey Into Night'