From Beyonce to Chewbacca, Wembley's cavernous 2,000 seat Troubadour Theatre has a long history of film and TV making, writes Bridget Galton.
While lacking in dramatic heft this sultry revue of the jazz greats sees some blissful musical sparring between Sharon D Clarke and Clive Rowe
Samuel Adamson's riff on Ibsen's A Doll's House collides decades of queer history with an exuberant look at the institution of marriage
Samuel Adamson explores four generations of queer relationships through the prism of Ibsen's A Doll's House and his transgressive heroine Nora
Inua Ellam's rich writing and powerful storytelling flies in this brilliantly acted epic tale of a mother and son's bond
The third play in Florian Zeller's family trilogy is a sometimes heartwrenching drama about adolescent mental health but quite doesn't tap into the same primal fears as the previous two
The Sherlock and Mr Selfridge star talks family breakdown and parental worries as she takes on her latest role as a devastated mother in Florian Zeller's The Son at Kiln Theatre
Gloriously silly reworking of Moliere's Tartuffe stutters with an inconsistent tone but comes good at the end to lampoon Britain's crumbling social structures
Ishy Din's play set in a northern cab office is a welcome insight into Margaret Thatcher's effect on immigrant workers but a lost opportunity
Ex Taxi Driver Ishy Din says working as a cabbie gave him "raw material" for his play set in a northern taxi firm
An all singing and dancing adaptation of Zadie Smith's White Teeth lacks fangs but is a joyful celebration of Kilburn's muddled diversity
Stephen Sharkey adapts Zadie Smith's famously sprawling Willesden-set novel for the stage
A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.
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