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A Steady Rain

The third season of UK premieres of American plays at the Ustinov continues to impress with this hard-edged Chicago street drama, first staged in the US in 2007, about two cops at the crossroads of their relationship. The play became a box office hit on Broadway in 2009 with Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig playing the duo in a 12-week...

The Roaring Girl

The RSC’s Roaring Girls season begins, appropriately enough, with Dekker and Middleton’s city comedy of 1611 inspired by the life of Mary Frith, the infamous cross-dressing thief known as ‘Moll Cutpurse’,
Lisa Dillon plays Moll with a lion inked on her shoulder blade. She’s a swaggering, charismatic central presence, hair cut short, arms tattooed, but the nature of the play...

Russell Howard: Wonderbox

The boyish charms of telly-friendly comic Russell Howard are stretched by his latest show, Wonderbox, the contents of which feel more arbitrary as it progresses.
The first test of the 33-year-old comes as soon as he opens his mouth. I might be only eight rows back at the Albert Hall, but the sound suggests otherwise. What the gallery may lack...

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    Exclusively in the April 10 issue of The Stage
    • Matt Trueman talks to Frantic Assembly's co-director of 20 years, Scott Graham
    • Roy Williams tells Natasha Tripney about his latest play Kingston 14
    • Honour Bayes talks to the leading lights of this years HighTide Festival
    • Ken Bennett-Hunter visits Rambert's new base at the South Bank
    • Nick Smurthwaite looks back on 100 years of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion