Late Company, Trafalgar Studios, London ★★★★

Reviewed for The Reviews Hub: If you were a couple whose teenage son had died, perhaps the last thing you would do is to invite one of the classmates that had bullied him to suicide and his parents for a conciliatory meal. Perhaps they do restorative justice differently in Canada. Jordan Tannahill’s taut and moving…

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Salad Days, Union Theatre, London ★★★★

Reviewed for Musical Theatre Review: The 1950s musical Salad Days is, let’s face it, an odd one. Ostensibly the story of two Oxbridge graduates who rebel against their parents in the most genteel of ways – by marrying and getting a job without their mothers’ influence – the story quickly goes in directions that makes…

13 the Musical, Ambassadors Theatre, London ★★★★★

Reviewed for Musical Theatre Review: In Jason Robert Brown’s 13, young New Yorker Evan Goldman finds himself uprooted from home just weeks before his bar mitzvah, and after his parents’ divorce moves with his mother to a sleepy Indiana town. Desperate for all the school’s cool kids to attend his forthcoming party, he tries to…

Pageant, London Irish Centre, London ★★

Reviewed for Musical Theatre Review: Back in 1991, when Pageant opened Off-Broadway, the concept of a beauty pageant populated by drag queens may have seemed novel. That novelty may also have sustained it into its 2000 run at the Vaudeville Theatre, which netted it two Olivier Awards. But this is 2017. The West End has…