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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...

While producer Colin Matthews adheres to his tried and tested recipe for a balanced variety bill, the success, as ever, is in the mix....
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...

This enjoyable, high-standard showcase presents the work of 13 men and 13 women. The format is 13 duologues (after a rather sparky choral prologue)....

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...

The theatre aspect of this tightly knit group ranges from the subtle ambiguities of Christopher Bruce’s Shadows to the raucous surrealism of Caroline Finn’s...
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...
A scene from Inside Out of Mind

Tanya Myers undertook a mighty commission from the Institute of Mental Health to create a play from the 600,000 words of research field notes...