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Shows by Cornwall’s Kneehigh theatre company can by roughly divided into two categories. There’s the balladic, heart-breaking ones such as Tristan and
Bella Heesom’s autobiographical show employs a long, eye-catching title – Rejoicing at Her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself – to
Created by Camden People’s Theatre’s artistic director Brian Logan, with Shamira Turner and Tom Adams, the genre-blending piece confronts the upheaval caused
When she left school at 18, Katherine Chandler had never been to the theatre. Today she is one of the most vital
William Nicholson’s 1989 play, Shadowlands, opens with a lecture on love, pain and suffering. The half-buried joke is that this is precisely
Few actors could make the line “We watched a documentary about mass-produced corn” sound instantly quotable, but Maxine Peake is one of
The ‘glass delusion’ is a psychological disorder causing sufferers to think their body is made of glass and needs to be prevented
Art about depression – whether that’s theatre, literature or music – often shares characteristics with the condition it seeks to represent: low-energy
There’s been an accident. Something terrible the press are calling “The Natural History museum incident”. It’s unclear what exactly has happened, except
Neil Duffield’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s children’s book is a smart, colourful and creative affair. Directed by Derby Theatre’s artistic director Sarah
The Noises is a collaboration between a mother, writer Jacqueline Saphra, and her daughter, director Tamar Saphra. Fittingly, the theme of mother-daughter
French playwright Estelle Savasta’s Going Through is simple in its poetry. Nour (Charmaine Wombwell) is raised by Youmna (Nadia Nadarajah) in a
Ignore the title. This is a show in which so much happens that it’s hard to know where to start. Is it
As The Crucible opens at the Yard, artistic director Jay Miller tells Rosemary Waugh why this is a new era for the
Art imitates life and life imitates art in Alexis Michalik’s fictionalisation account of how Edmond Rostand wrote Cyrano de Bergerac. The hapless
It makes perfect sense that David Eldridge’s 2012 play is being revived as part of the Queen’s Theatre’s Essex on Stage season.
"I never really got Yerma": Rosemary Waugh writes on finding echoes of Simon Stone's earlier work in his searing version of Medea.
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Kazuo Ishiguro’s 1989 novel, The Remains of the Day, is driven by the idiosyncrasies of its narrator Stevens, an obsessively servile butler.
Rosemary Waugh interviews the young company behind a hit fringe show exploring trauma, clothes, and healing.
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Ned Bennett's subtle and physical production brings out 'the sticky straw and steaming shit side of horses', as represented in Peter Shaffer's play, writes Rosemary Waugh.
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Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II is a thrilling account of a fascinating episode in British history, one filled with personal and political dilemmas.
As friendships go, the one between Sarah (Ellie Piercy) and Frankie (Bianca Stephens) falls into the ‘unlikely’ category. On paper, the women
In medieval Japan, troupes of blind women known as ‘the goze’ would travel across the land earning a living by telling stories
Radio dramas and foley secrets: Rosemary Waugh writes on an ingenious staging of two vintage Pinters.
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Opened in 1841, the London Library has been used by an illustrious list of authors, including Bram Stoker. In fact, the gothic
In this new version of the ancient Greek myth, Icarus starts out as an average modern schoolboy. But sofa wars and sibling
Life’s not going great for Sasha Clayton. Her time as the queen bee of secondary school is over, she’s living in her
'Meticulous in depicting the reality of being a body dependent on another body to care for it': Rosemary Waugh writes on Martyna Majok's 'painstakingly realistic' play.
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Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s musical, originally performed Off-Broadway in 1997, is in many ways a classic Bildungsroman, complete with a heroine
Written and directed by Robert Lepage, Cirque du Soleil’s Totem was last in the UK in 2011. The ambitious show loosely chronicles
'Beautifully considered visual language': Rosemary Waugh writes on Anna Jordan's new play, which follows three soldiers returning from different wars.
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