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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
By Barrie Kosky’s standards, his take on Tchaikovsky’s downbeat classic is a restrained affair. It premiered in 2016 at the Komische Oper
One of the many strengths of Scots Makar Jackie Kay’s poetry is its accessibility, and that’s a quality Tanika Gupta borrows in
At the age of 30, Sephie is back in the Girl Guides. After three failed attempts she’s finally hoping to get her
If you can bear to sit through 35 minutes of very testing, very incomprehensible movement and sound, the payoff for Ontroerend Goed’s
In her concept album on stage, Zoe Ní Riordáin uses sound and symbol, rather than story, to create connections with the audience
Johan Harstad’s Norwegian novel, on which this show is based, is all about the deliberate quest to be second best – to