© 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
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...
Fringe, Drama, Musicals
This show recreates the magic of Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin by booking three strong singers, throwing in a big swing band, and lining up a host of singalong standards.
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...