© Susie Rea
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Feb 7 2013
There's surely space for a fringe-style, smaller theatre in commercial-minded central London but the Arts Theatre is having trouble filling it right now. It's supposed to champion left-field, alternative productions in its cosy two-floor space. 'Waiting For Godot' and 'The Vagina Monologues' both had their London premieres here while 'Closer To Heaven' – the Pet Shop Boys' and Jonathan Harvey's musical about clubland kids – merrily divided opinion. But it's struggled to find similar success in recent years, despite a recent refurbishment and relaunch. The runs are short so it's worth checking out the kids' theatre programme at holiday times.
What's on at Arts Theatre
Newlyweds Brad Majors and Janet Weiss are stranded on a country road when their car suffers a puncture in the dead of night. They see lights in the distance and head to a castle, where creepy manservant Riff Raff invites the couple into the home of s...
Fri Oct 31:
Drama, West End
- Rating: 3/5
Back to make the West End wet itself once again, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman’s ‘Ghost Stories’ is the perfect fit for the gloomy, subterranean Arts Theatre. As before, the production is shrouded in playful secrecy, with audiences sworn to silence lest...
Solo shows, Stand-up
Chaotic poet-comedian Tim Key's festive shindig has become a Christmas tradition. He moves from Kings Cross's Invisible Dot to the glitzy West End to slam down some yuletide poems at these Christmas specials. Expect cloves in drinks and 'the opportunity...