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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 17 issue of The Stage
    • Thom Dibdin catches up with actor and playwright David Haig
    • Nick Smurthwaite interviews Russian polymath Andrei Konchalovsky
    • playwright Mike Bartlett talks to Matt Trueman
    • Honour Bayes talks to some of the key players behind the RSC's Roaring Girls season
    • Liz Arratoon meets current Queen Ratling Rosalie Kirkman
    • AK Bennett-Hunter previews this year's PLASA Focus event in Leeds