Short Changed: Rory Kinnear in 'THE THREEPENNY OPERA' at the National Theatre, Olivier

When this new season at the National was first announced, I was most excited to see a revisal of The Threepenny Opera coming to the stage, reworked by Curious Incident's Simon Stephens and starring Rory Kinnear. I've never been a massive fan of the show itself, but I knew that if Stephens was at the helm of this Brechtian classic then the show was going to be in good shape.

Crude, Loud, but Totally Hilarious: 'THE SUICIDE' at the National Theatre, Lyttelton

It feels rare these days to find a good, genuinely funny comedy play set in the modern day, but the National Theatre's latest comedic adventure The Suicide provides just that. Set in modern day London and with crude humour that reminds me of shows like The Inbetweeners, the play follows the story of mid-20 year old boy-next-door Sam who lives with his wife Maya and her mum Sarah.

Backstage with Lily Frazer from London's 'IN THE HEIGHTS'

Lily Frazer is currently starring in In The Heights at the King's Cross Theatre as Nina. Surrounded by the cast of the Olivier Award-nominated Best New Musical, this WhatsOnStage Award Best Actress in a Musical nominee has taken on several big roles in the past including Eponine in Les Miz. I recently spoke to Lily about what it's like to be a part of such a fun West End hit and about the ups and downs of working in the business...

In a sea of modern shows, are 'classic' musicals just not cutting it anymore?

The new West End revival of Show Boat - which transferred from the Sheffield Crucible a month ago - posted an early closing notice earlier this week cutting its run in half meaning it would close late August instead of next January; despite the fact the show received countless 5-star reviews (including one from myself coming soon), it unfortunately failed to bring in a wide audience of theatregoers.

Superb Simplicity: THE FLICK at the National Theatre, Dorfman

When it first received high critical acclaim at the start of its New York run, I wanted to see The Flick. Since then, the show has bagged itself the Pulitzer Prize for Drama alongside a slew of other awards so when it finally made its long-awaited transfer to the National Theatre, I made my way straight down there to see what all of the fuss is about.

#SMMPick - Top 10 London Ticket Picks (W/C May 2nd)

After a few weeks away from it, I'm back this evening with the return of the weekly #SMMPick list, my personal selection of what I consider to be the ten hottest tickets in Theatreland for the week ahead. After kissing goodbye to Nell Gwynn at the Apollo and Hand to God at the Vaudeville last week, let's see what the theatre landscape has got left in its wide breadth...