THEATRE

Snoo Wilson’s strange Lovesong of the Electric Bear is prone to both the prosaic and poetic. His narrator is Alan Turing’s stuffed teddy bear,...

Harajuku is an area of Tokyo which has become synonymous with Japanese teen street fashion – and cosplay, dressing like characters from cartoons and...

John Boyne’s 2006 novel has become very well-known, partly because it is widely read as a secondary school text and partly because of Mark...

Writer David Seidler first created The King’s Speech for the theatre before it was adapted as an Oscar-winning film. Now it’s back on stage...
Scene from Long Live the Little Knife. Photo: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

David Leddy is best known for his creative scenography – parks and backstage areas have been called into service for previous productions – yet...
Liberty Buckland and Alex Spinney in Yarico. Photo: Honeybunn Photography

The story of Inkle and Yarico and its anti-slave narrative originated in the 17th-century but became popular as an operetta years later with the...
Scene from Muscovado. Photo: Hannah Palmer

Matilda Ibini is the youngest winner of the BBC Writersroom 10 award, which led to her being a writer in residence at the Soho...

Clod Ensemble, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, is best known for its work involving movement. Most recently, it flooded the South Bank...
Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma in Man and Superman. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Some actors have a long appointment with a role. Ralph Fiennes first played Jack Tanner, the philosophising, determinedly single hero of Shaw’s Man and...

You can’t tackle a subject like multiculturalism neatly, it’s too multifarious a theme to package into a straight narrative. So it is in John...
Paapa Essiedu and Daisy-Whalley in Romeo and Juliet. Photos: Craig Fuller

Young Russian director Polina Kalinina, who saw her first-ever Shakespearean production at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol a decade ago while a pupil at...
Gamba Cole and Savannah Gordon in Antigone. Photo: Robert Day

Roy Williams’ adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone seems made to measure for the Theatre Royal Stratford East stage. Reimagined in a contemporary setting, Thebes is...