Lloyd Evans

A must-see for Westminster obsessives: Riverside Studios' Bloody Difficult Women reviewed

19 March 2022 9:00 am

Bloody Difficult Women is a documentary drama by the popular journalist Tim Walker, which looks at the similarities between Gina…

Is Boris a Russian agent?

17 March 2022 2:50 am

Is Boris a Russian agent? That bizarre question occupied most of PMQs where Dominic Raab deputised for the PM while…

Stands alongside Under Milk Wood: Shedding a Skin, at Soho Theatre, reviewed

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Shedding a Skin opens with an office nightmare. Amanda is a mixed-race employee in a predominantly white firm who gets…

Zelensky's address was strange, but sensational

9 March 2022 6:28 am

This afternoon, the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the House of Commons. A single flat-screen TV broadcast his speech to…

Paul Bettany's Warhol is a tour de force: The Collaboration, at the Young Vic, reviewed

5 March 2022 9:00 am

The Collaboration is set in the 1980s when Andy Warhol teamed up with the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat to create bad…

Boris is back

3 March 2022 2:52 am

Boris looks quite the statesman as he deals with the Ukraine crisis. MPs have spotted this and they want to…

A beautiful, frustrating bore: Florian Zeller's The Forest, at Hampstead Theatre, reviewed

26 February 2022 9:00 am

The Forest is the latest thriller from the French dramatist Florian Zeller, translated by Oscar winner Christopher Hampton. It’s a…

All a bit Blackadder: Hamlet, at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, reviewed

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Never Not Once has a cold and forbidding title but it starts as an amusing tale set in an LA…

A tangle of nonsense from the sloppy Caryl Churchill: A Number, at the Old Vic, reviewed

12 February 2022 9:00 am

A Number, by Caryl Churchill, is a sci-fi drama of impenetrable complexity. It’s set in a future society where cloning…

PMQs: Boris looks chipper for a man on the brink

10 February 2022 2:20 am

And still they try. MPs are desperate to get the Prime Minister to quit, live on TV, during PMQs. As…

Is this the worst production of all time? Royal Court's The Glow reviewed

5 February 2022 9:00 am

It’s getting silly now. London’s subsidised theatres aren’t just competing to put on the worst play of the year but…

Starmer knows that Boris is safe – for now

3 February 2022 2:19 am

Calm returned to the bridge. Big Dog looked comfortable in the chamber as Sir Keir Starmer quizzed him at PMQs.…

Borderline soft porn but thrilling: Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre reviewed

29 January 2022 9:00 am

Moulin Rouge wins no marks for its storyline. A struggling Parisian theatre is bought out by an evil financier who…

Suchet makes Poirot sound like craft beer: Poirot and More, at Harold Pinter Theatre, reviewed

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Producers are getting jittery again. Large-scale shows look risky when a single infection can postpone an entire show. Hence Poirot…

PMQs: Pantomime Starmer wasted his chance

20 January 2022 2:45 am

Does Boris lie? Well, yes, of course, he’s a politician. That’s the standard response to the honesty question. And in…

One of the best nights of my life: Hampstead Theatre's Peggy For You reviewed

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Hampstead Theatre has revived a play about Peggy Ramsay, the legendary West End agent who shaped the careers of Joe…

Why Boris might still survive

13 January 2022 3:02 am

Haunted. Ashen. Defeated. That’s how the PM looked in parliament this afternoon as he faced the flamethrowers of the opposition.…

His thuggish materials

8 January 2022 9:00 am

Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust has been adapted at the Bridge. The yarn is set in Oxford, and the…

Jacinda Ardern to Alastair Campbell: My 2021 'naughty list'

24 December 2021 6:00 pm

Merry Christmas – but not for those who have earned a place on my naughty list. From Jacinda Ardern to…

Clive Rowe is astonishing: Hackney Empire's Jack and the Beanstalk reviewed

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Jack and the Beanstalk is a big, sprawling family show that opens with a baffling gesture. A booming voiceover announces…

What happens to Afghan migrants when they reach the UK?

18 December 2021 9:00 am

What happens to Afghan migrants when they reach the UK?

Unbowed Boris has put his Tory rivals in their places

16 December 2021 3:20 am

Boris was resurgent at PMQs today. He sprinkled scorn, merriment and mischief in all directions. He even boasted that last…

An amazing technical achievement: Life of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre reviewed

11 December 2021 9:00 am

Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi is a complicated organism. The action starts in southern India where we meet a…

PMQs: Boris's nadir

9 December 2021 3:05 am

The bombshell at bay. That’s how Boris looked at today’s PMQs. Deflated, cornered, winded and lifeless. Gone were the chuckles…

The National has become the graveyard of talent: Manor, at the Lyttelton, reviewed

4 December 2021 9:00 am

Somewhere in the wilds of England a stately home is collapsing. Rising floodwaters threaten the foundations. Storms break over the…