theatre

London’s theatres are falling apart

‘Don’t clap too hard. It’s a very old building,’ washed-out Archie Rice said in John Osborne’s The Entertainer (1957).  London’s West End…

20 May 2019

Interview: Jonathan Maitland – the man who put Boris on stage

The last time playwright Jonathan Maitland wrote about the Conservative party – back in the quiet years of Coalition government…

17 May 2019

The best theatre shows to catch this summer

The next few months look set to be an exciting time for London’s theatres – both in the West End…

7 May 2019

London’s best pint-sized theatres

London’s West End shows are known the world over. But the capital is also home to dozens of smaller theatres,…

26 Apr 2019

The secret to cheap theatre tickets

Going to the theatre need not cost an arm and a leg – here’s how to see the best shows in town on a shoestring

18 Mar 2019

The best West End shows to see this Christmas

Our take on the six best shows to catch while you still can

20 Dec 2018

Gallery: Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017

The Ferryman was the big winner at the star-studded ceremony

4 Dec 2017

Plays to book ahead for

Poldark’s Aidan Turner is heading to the West End

27 Nov 2017

Nine brilliant things to do in November

The London Jazz Festival, Tate Liverpool’s new exhibition and the return of Paddington

1 Nov 2017

10 brilliant things to do in September

Your essential guide to the month ahead

1 Sep 2017

Six plays to book ahead for

A selection of the most highly-anticipated productions on their way to British theatres in the coming months

4 May 2017

Olivier Awards 2017: full list of nominations

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child receives a record-breaking 11 nominations

6 Mar 2017

Is it worth joining the scrum for Hamilton tickets?

The hip-hop musical finally opens in the West End in November

13 Jan 2017

Gallery: A right royal occasion for stars of the stage

Prince William, Sir Elton John and Glenn Close were all in attendance at the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

14 Nov 2016

The immersive theatre show that put me off my dinner

An ‘Allo ‘Allo-style dining experience comes with big clichés and tiny portions

22 Sep 2016
Alfie Allen in his original Thrones guise as Theon Greyjoy

My part’s already been chopped!

James Delingpole meets Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen

11 Jun 2016