Janie Dee

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Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends review – a glorious all-star memorial service
Judi Dench, Rob Brydon, Imelda Staunton and Bernadette Peters joined the cast for this superb tribute to a genius

Mark Lawson

04, May, 2022 @1:23 PM

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An Hour and a Half Late review – bickering comedy from Griff Rhys Jones and Janie Dee
There are nice slapstick set-pieces but this two-hander loses any sense of marital crisis and has perfunctory sitcom gags

Ryan Gilbey

24, Feb, 2022 @11:19 AM

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‘He was a god for us’: actors on being side by side with Stephen Sondheim
Musical theatre stars Jenna Russell, Daniel Evans and Janie Dee remember working with their hero, and the unique demands and rewards of his songs

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

29, Nov, 2021 @4:22 PM

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All on Her Own Review – a curio of repressed emotion
Janie Dee impresses in a smart production of a Terence Rattigan solo work bound up in class issues

Susannah Clapp

17, Mar, 2021 @5:42 PM

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All on Her Own review – denied love explodes with a voice beyond death
Janie Dee stars as a newly bereaved Hampstead widow in this poignant, ventriloquising monologue by Terence Rattigan

Arifa Akbar

15, Feb, 2021 @11:59 PM

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See a show and help save the planet as the West End turns green
Performers join forces with experts for two-month Climate Change festival in a London theatre

Vanessa Thorpe

11, Jan, 2020 @4:09 PM

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The Boy Friend review – an exuberant jaunt to the Riviera
This pitch-perfect revival of Sandy Wilson’s 1953 musical is a positive invitation to dance

Michael Billington

04, Dec, 2019 @10:39 AM

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The Niceties review – race and revolution explode into campus feud
A patriotic history professor clashes with her activist student in a smart play sustained by an early surge of ideas

Michael Billington

04, Oct, 2019 @10:12 AM

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The week in theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; While the Sun Shines; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – review
Nicholas Hytner pulls off a dazzling circus trick with Puck and co

Kate Kellaway

16, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike review – Chekhovian comic curio
Strong performances buoy up a lightweight story about characters fated to fulfil the destinies of their fictional namesakes

Michael Billington

12, Jun, 2019 @10:00 PM

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My favourite Pinter by Tamsin Greig, Robert Glenister and Janie Dee
Stars of the West End’s Pinter at the Pinter season pick plays by the dramatist that changed the way they thought about theatre

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

15, Nov, 2018 @3:59 PM

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Monogamy review – celebrity chef cooks up an apocalyptic stew
Torben Betts’s social satire about a beleaguered kitchen goddess builds to a bewildering climax full of panic and violence

Michael Billington

11, Jun, 2018 @10:00 PM

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