Lloyd Evans

Flawless: Accidental Death of an Anarchist, at the Lyric Hammersmith, reviewed

1 April 2023 9:00 am

Accidental Death of an Anarchist has been performed all over the world with varying degrees of success. Written by Dario…

Drab by comparison to the film: Bonnie & Clyde, at the Garrick Theatre, reviewed

25 March 2023 9:00 am

The murderous odyssey of Bonnie and Clyde is a tricky subject for a musical because the characters are such loathsome…

PMQs proved that we have too many politicians

23 March 2023 2:46 am

PMQs drove up a cul-de-sac today. Sir Keir’s team of researchers have discovered a crime blackspot where ten houses have…

A ripping production with plenty of laughs: Guys and Dolls, at the Bridge Theatre, reviewed

18 March 2023 9:00 am

Further than the Furthest Thing is an allegorical play set on a remote island populated by English-speakers from all over…

Jeremy Hunt’s crafty Budget spells trouble for Labour

16 March 2023 3:58 am

Jeremy Hunt was designed to exclude unnecessary body movements. Tall and gaunt, his demeanour faintly bird-like, he worked through his…

Cumbersome muddle: Women, Beware the Devil, at the Almeida Theatre, reviewed

11 March 2023 9:00 am

Rupert Goold’s new show, Women, Beware the Devil, has great costumes, sumptuous sets and an intriguing chessboard stage like a…

Approaches perfection: Medea, @sohoplace, reviewed

4 March 2023 9:00 am

Winner’s Curse is a hybrid drama by Dan Patterson and Daniel Taub which opens as a lecture by a fictional…

The secret truth about Dom: The Play

25 February 2023 7:13 pm

‘Who wrote it?’ asks the Times, of Dom: The Play. I’ll let you in on a secret: it was me.…

How has it escaped being cancelled? The Lehman Trilogy, at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, reviewed

25 February 2023 9:00 am

Standing at the Sky’s Edge is an ode to a monstrous carbuncle. The atrocity in question is a concrete gulag,…

Small boats are Rishi’s big problem

23 February 2023 3:49 am

Small boats are becoming a big problem for Rishi. Four Tory backbenchers raised the issue at PMQs. Andrew Selous asked…

A sex farce reminiscent of Alan Clark’s diaries: Phaedra, at the Lyttelton Theatre, reviewed

18 February 2023 9:00 am

Simon Stone claims that his new comedy, Phaedra, draws on the work of Euripides, Seneca and Racine. In fact, the…

Chatterbox crackdown

11 February 2023 9:00 am

A romcom with an irritating title, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, has opened at the HP Theatre starring Jenna Coleman…

These drag queens haven’t a clue how banal their problems are: Sound of the Underground, at the Royal Court, reviewed

4 February 2023 9:00 am

Sound of the Underground is a drag show involving a handful of cross-dressers who spend the opening 15 minutes telling…

Pure, heavenly escapism: The Unfriend, at the Criterion Theatre, reviewed

28 January 2023 9:00 am

The Unfriend is a smart new family comedy which opens on the sunlit deck of a cruise ship. Peter and…

PMQs gets worse every week

19 January 2023 3:06 am

Gruesome rhetoric at PMQs. The horror began with Sir Keir Starmer revealing that he can tell the time. ‘It’s three…

Comes close to perfection: Watch on the Rhine, at the Donmar Warehouse, reviewed

18 January 2023 10:00 pm

Watch on the Rhine is the curiously misleading title chosen by Lillian Hellman for a wartime family drama that became…

Clever and witty state-of-the-nation play: Kerry Jackson, at the Dorfman Theatre, reviewed

14 January 2023 9:00 am

The National’s new comedy by April De Angelis is a clever and amusing attempt to deliver that most elusive artefact,…

Harry’s interview is an explosive, flame-throwing spectacle

9 January 2023 9:01 pm

Bombs away! Prince Harry’s mission to dump ordnance on his nearest and dearest continued last night in a riveting interview…

Eccentric triviality aimed at 1970s feminists: Orlando, at the Garrick Theatre, reviewed

7 January 2023 9:00 am

Orlando opens with a pack of Virginia Woolfs on stage. All wear the same costume of horn-rimmed spectacles, long tweed…

Cruel but shamefully enjoyable: Vardy v Rooney – the Wagatha Christie Trial reviewed

17 December 2022 9:00 am

The Wagatha Christie affair began in 2019 when Coleen Rooney accused Rebekah Vardy of selling stories from her private Instagram…

The acting rescues it: National Theatre’s Othello reviewed

10 December 2022 9:00 am

Crude eccentricities damage the potential brilliance of Othello at the National. Some of the visual gestures seem to have been…

An unexpected heartbreaker: Elf the Musical, at the Dominion Theatre, reviewed

3 December 2022 9:00 am

Elf opens with an unbelievable premise. Buddy was abandoned as a baby and adopted by Santa’s elves and he spent…

Wordy, overwritten flop – perfect for the BBC: Noor, at Southwark Playhouse, reviewed

26 November 2022 9:00 am

A heroic Asian woman parachutes into occupied France to work for the resistance and help overthrow the Nazis. This sounds…

Rebecca Humphries is dynamite – pity about the play: Blackout Songs, at Hampstead Theatre, reviewed

19 November 2022 9:00 am

Viewers watching a good romcom need to fall in love with three things. The boy, the girl and the affair…

The UK Drill Project, at The Pit, reviewed

12 November 2022 9:00 am

The UK Drill Project is a cabaret show that celebrates greed, criminality and drug-taking among black males in London. It…