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Sharon Small in Carmen Disruption. Photo: Marc Brenner

Critics are, first and foremost, a consumer guide to the theatre – I've sometimes thought we see the shows so you don't have to....

I’ve waited a little while to write this, until I don’t have a show running or about to open, so that it won’t feel...

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Kristin Scott Thomas in The Audience. Photo: Johan Persson

Helen Mirren is currently reprising the role of the Queen for which she previously won an Oscar in Stephen Frears’ 2006 film and received...
Janet Etuk and Sean O'Callaghan in Beyond Caring at the National's Temporary Theatre, London. Photo: Mark Douet

Opening at the National on International Workers’ Day – surely no coincidence that – Alexander Zeldin’s precisely devised play is a raw, unsparing exploration...
Jason York, KM Drew Boateng, Marcquelle Ward, Emmanuel Akwafo and George Bray in The Spalding Suite. Photo: Tristram Kenton

This fusion of spoken word, beatbox and basketball twins two kinds of poetry: the poetry of words and the poetry of bodies in motion....
Vlad the Impaler at the Rialto, Brighton. Photo: Leslie Black

This new play about Vlad the Impaler has a highly promising set-up: a Turk and a Romanian pass the time of day while waiting...
Saimir Pirgu in Krol Roger by Karol Szymanowski at the Royal Opera House. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Kasper Holten has been the Royal Opera’s Director of Opera since 2011, but neither of his previous main-house productions – Eugene Onegin and Don...
That Hopey Changey Thing, one of Richard Nelson's series of Apple Family Plays, staged at the Brighton Festival. Photo: Joan Marcus

Richard Nelson’s quartet of plays (That Hopey Changey Thing/Sweet and Sad/Sorry/Regular Singing) spanning four years in the life of one American family is an...
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The beacons are lit and the cry has gone out. The mother’s legs are as wide and high as mountains. Here comes the child...

Southwark Playhouse will stage a 50th anniversary revival of Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs. David Halliwell’s comedy will be directed by Clive...

Salisbury Playhouse has commissioned playwrights including Timberlake Wertenbaker and Anders Lustgarten to write works inspired by the Magna Carta, in celebration of the document's...

Sadler's Wells has announced its autumn/winter season, which includes new work from Akram Khan, Hofesh Shechter and Russell Maliphant. Khan will premiere his new piece,...
Olivia Llewellyn, right, in As Good a Time as Any at The Print Room at the Coronet. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Written as a kind of chorus, Peter Gill’s production of his own play – premiering at the Print Room – is less an exercise...
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In a city with proportionately few dedicated theatre venues, the Lantern (housed in south-coast drama school ACT Brighton) is a valuable and attractive space....