Backstage with playwright Simon Stephens of CURIOUS INCIDENT and NUCLEAR WAR

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is one of the best stage adaptations I've ever seen and this year, it's heading back out on a UK Tour, as well as closing up shop in London's West End. To celebrate, I had a phone call with the show's writer Simon Stephens to talk about Curious Incident's success, his new play Nuclear War, his Royal Court podcast and much, much more...

Review: Kara Tointon stars in Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHT, UK Tour

I very rarely warm to touring productions of shows - especially plays - simply because they never seem to be anywhere near the same kind of calibre as West End and other London shows. Plays are notorious for this in my mind, regularly seeming to lack by way of talent and production value, but the current UK tour of Gaslight is an exception to the rule.

Review: Mischief Theatre's PETER PAN GOES WRONG, Television Broadcast

Mischief Theatre are taking the World by storm at the moment. With three successful West End plays all currently running, a UK tour and an up-coming Broadway transfer on their hands, they're a company not to miss. But this latest addition to their wealth of shows is something very original: a BBC One adaptation of one of their plays, and it's its presentation that makes it so exciting.

Review: Ruth Wilson in Ivo Van Hove's HEDDA GABLER at the National Theatre, Lyttelton

Henrik Ibsen's plays are some of the best and most iconic works of theatre ever written, so when one of the greatest actresses of our time Ruth Wilson was paired with Ibsen's Hedda Gabler (in a new version by Patrick Marber) along with modern visionary director Ivo Van Hove for his first project at the National Theatre, it's no surprise that it became one of my most anticipated plays of the year.

Review: David Hare's THE RED BARN starring Mark Strong at the National Theatre, Lyttelton

When David Hare’s new production of The Red Barn was announced to be opening at the National Theatre last year, I was excited: Hare’s work constantly intrigues me and the idea of this murder-mystery-style thriller got me excited, so I was very disappointed when I left the Lyttleton Theatre after finally seeing the show feeling like the worst part about the show was the story itself.

Review: PETER PAN at the National Theatre, Olivier

Peter Pan at the National Theatre intrigued me so little that I initially didn’t intend on going to see it. Perhaps it’s the bitterness that still runs through my veins following wonder.land last year, but I really felt that this show was going to be over-hyped children’s theatre that I was going to truly loathe, but I’m pleasantly surprised to say that I was completely wrong.

Review: Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS at the National Theatre, Olivier

If you've heard anything about landmark plays from the National Theatre then you will have definitely heard about Peter Shaffer's 1979 play Amadeus which hit the West End and Broadway after its premiere run at the National, even winning itself a Tony for Best New Play. Now, almost 40 years later, a new production is back at the National and it's as glamorous and lavish as ever.

My 10 Most Anticipated Theatre Openings of 2017

While 2016 was a fantastic year for theatre, I really think that 2017 is going to be a superb year full of amazing talent and fantastic new and revived works. There's a lot of shows already slated to open next year so it took me a while to pull this list together, but I am so excited about what I do have down that I could squeal at any minute. Get this year started already!