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Dorfman, LondonAnthony Neilson’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story has a sexual frisson, schlocky gore and a shape-shifting set The Tell-Tale Heart is Edgar Allan Poe’s short story about...
Nat Randall and Anna Breckon take endurance theatre to cinema, with a film that quotes dialogue from hundreds of others in a quest to redefine femininity “The Second Woman is...
The Social Network screenwriter’s take on Harper Lee’s novel had been opposed by her estate, and reports say portrayal of Atticus Finch has been softened Litigation from the estate of...
Liverpool PlayhouseSpymonkey riff with pop culture – from funk-anthem carols to Torvill and Dean – in a bizarre take on the Dickens classic At this time of year, Scrooge is...
London PalladiumRollerskating snowmen, a hydraulic dragon, a Strictly duo and Nigel Havers are among the attractions in this variety panto With Snow White, Julian Clary enters his third consecutive year...
Dorfman, LondonAnthony Neilson’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story has a sexual frisson, schlocky gore and a shape-shifting set The Tell-Tale Heart is Edgar Allan Poe’s short story about...
Liverpool PlayhouseSpymonkey riff with pop culture – from funk-anthem carols to Torvill and Dean – in a bizarre take on the Dickens classic At this time of year, Scrooge is...
Sadler’s Wells, LondonIntensity surges from the stage in this dark contortion of the classic ballet, given a mighty injection of new energy It’s funny that Matthew Bourne’s shows are associated...
London PalladiumRollerskating snowmen, a hydraulic dragon, a Strictly duo and Nigel Havers are among the attractions in this variety panto With Snow White, Julian Clary enters his third consecutive year...
Orange Tree, RichmondSelina Cadell stages an enterprising production of Congreve’s convoluted restoration comedy Selina Cadell is on a one-woman mission to preserve Restoration comedy. Having already directed Congreve’s The Way...
Theatre gala organisers apologise for ‘serious error’ in leaving the influential director out of this year’s In Memoriam segment Organisers of the Olivier awards have said they will rename future...
Guardian photographer David Levene was backstage at Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, south-west London Continue reading...
Highlights from the speeches given by Bryan Cranston, Jez Butterworth, Sheila Atim and others at the 2018 Oliviers Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards Bryan Cranston (best actor,...
London’s Royal Albert Hall hosts the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards Continue reading...
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, the National Theatre and Bryan Cranston also come up trumps Hamilton, the stage juggernaut that is arguably the most popular and influential musical for a generation,...