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Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre in the title role of Euripides’ play about a woman who kills her children in revenge for her husband Jason’s infidelity – and the threat of losing them anyway when he decides to leave her, and start a new life with a younger bride.
In this modern-dress version, directed by Carrie Cracknell, McCrory’s...

Latitude Festival 2014

Latitude’s performance lineup is always richly eclectic and this year more than matched the dramatically varied skies – alternating between dazzling sunshine and epic storms – above. It was a programme that sat spectacular French theatrical aquatic parades, involving burning angels and ladies of the lake, floating on water that would soon engulf Johnny as he iconically lifted Baby during...

Aliens Love Underpants

The story of Timmy (Harrison Spiers) floating off into space to consort with aliens who love to raid Earth to steal underpants from washing lines is fun. But it’s a pretty thin basis for a piece of successful theatre and this show’s attempts to spin it out are contrived, tortuous and sometimes even dull.
There is an unoriginal framing device...




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In this week's issue

    Exclusively in the July 17 issue of The Stage
    • Matt Trueman talks to director Carrie Cracknell as she takes on Medea at the National
    • Natasha Tripney catches up with Shakespeare's Globe in Serbia as it tours the world with Hamlet
    • We chat to actor Josh McGuire about his killer CV as he heads to Chichester to be Mozart
    • Doug McPherson visits Cirque Bijou before it hits the Bristol Harbour Festival