© 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
West End, Drama
- 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...
West End, Drama, Kids' theatre, Kids' theatre
Flanagan Collective stages this Christmas family show featuring Long John Silver and his massive pirate ship bound for Treasure Island. A new two-hander adaptation from Alexander Wright, Jim Harbourne and Edward Wren.