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Mary Poppins returns. No, not the Emily Blunt film, rather Cameron Mackintosh’s muddled stage musical, back in the Prince Edward Theatre after
The musical theatre star is embracing all things festive and 1950s glamour in White Christmas, which starts its West End run at
Eugene O’Hare’s debut play The Weatherman prompted mixed reactions when it premiered at London’s Park Theatre earlier this year. His follow-up is
Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell’s take on Death of a Salesman captures the greatness of Arthur Miller’s play, and at the same
It’s easy to see why you’d be tempted to turn Nick Hornby’s novel about a miserable guy who works in a record
London’s latest venue, the Boulevard Theatre, occupies the site of the former Raymond Revuebar. Under the management of Paul Raymond, the ‘King
Annie Baker’s back at the National with a show about stories, and she knows how to tell them: not with heroes and
Though Britain’s jails are at bursting point, theatremakers are working with current and former prisoners to prepare them to rejoin their communities
From pub theatre to a global franchise, Mischief Theatre has perfected the art of making things go wrong in the right way.
Following King Charles III and Albion, Mike Bartlett returns to the Almeida Theatre with an adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s play, Vassa Zheleznova.
In the queue at IKEA, a young couple discuss whether they should have a baby. From this small seed, Duncan Macmillan’s mighty
One of the most sought-after comedy directors for the stage, Sean Foley is bringing an Ealing comedy to the West End before
In a way, this is a bold move for the consistently exciting Barn Theatre: a little-known musical, based on a little-known novel,
If there’s some revelatory ur-production of Assassins that makes sense of its messiness and its flaws, we’re yet to see it. It’s
Ian McKellen is an icon, and he knows it. Who else would decide to stage their own autobiography for their 80th birthday?
It has been a challenging two years for the award-winning Out of Joint artistic director after company founder Max Stafford-Clark left following
Athol Fugard’s 1982 play is based closely on his own life as a boy in Apartheid-era South Africa. As in the play,
There’s a charming story behind this musical: 20 years ago singer Barri McPherson stumbled upon Mark Schoenfeld singing on a Brooklyn street
Before writing the screenplay for his landmark film – which carefully explored the complex identities of British Asians, frankly depicted an interracial
The marriage of Yael Farber with Marina Carr should be a transcendent thing – and, mostly, it is. But, like the eponymous
Why does it feel like we’ve been here before? Let me count the ways: the zillionth beloved-film-to-banal-musical adaptation the West End has
It seems as if there’s no blockbuster Disney doesn’t own now that its properties include Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. It has
Like the crash of chords that opens Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto, this piece by Dave Malloy (of Natasha, Pierre and the Great
Lucy Prebble has turned a very serious story into a very silly play. In 2016, the Guardian’s Luke Harding wrote a book
Director Lysanne van Overbeek muddies things a bit by starting this production of Bellini’s bel canto with Giulietta reading the opening lines
Prisons these days are just like holiday camps, argues Gary Keegan in this piece of documentary theatre from Irish company Brokentalkers. Comedian
As fringe musicals go, this is proper. It has a complete plot, strong characters, fully orchestrated songs, a nice bit of choreography.
After his friend died from an undiagnosed heart condition aged 24, Tom Machell decided to write this monologue to raise awareness about
It’s not an easy watch, this, especially by the time CCTV footage of Christopher Alder’s death is projected into the room in
There’s something reassuringly nostalgic about the panic we felt for the millennium bug. Computers thinking it was 1900 was just such a
The two men on stage look identical. Both in police uniforms, with identical moustaches, they stand side by side. The only difference