REVIEWS

The Royal Shakespeare Company launches its Rome season with Julius Caesar, a play I've seen twice recently – in Phyllida Lloyd's remarkable all-female Donmar...

While many people might envision celebrating their 85th year with a sherry and a nice sit down, Ray Cooney is marking his upcoming birthday...

One of opera’s great (and unsettling) monologues, Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine is a vocal and dramatic tour de force for soprano. Based on the play...

Seventeen-year-old Yonni (Tom Ross-Williams) – knees bent, fingers curled – can barely contain himself. His devoutly Jewish family is preparing for the weekly shabbat,...

What an assured and impressive debut this is for Lekan Lawal in his first main house production, the culmination of a placement under the...

Hot on the heels of Matthew Bourne's adaptation of the 1948 dance film The Red Shoes as a new narrative ballet comes this Broadway...

This year, the London Handel Festival’s annual opera is a great rarity: Faramondo, which had eight performances in 1738 and then disappeared until the...

It's 30 years since Willy Russell introduced audiences to Shirley Valentine, the put-upon Liverpool housewife who rediscovers her zest for life on a surreptitious...

Nirvana’s Come As You Are is the perfect opener for this Belgian dance piece about what it means to be part of a group....

Last year the National revived Rattigan's bleakly stunning masterpiece The Deep Blue Sea, in which the reservoirs of pain caused by unrequited love and...

Never let it be said that Chickenshed lacks ambition. This fierce ode to civil rights movements, taking the Bob Dylan protest song of the...

The inaugural season from Theatre by the Lake’s new artistic director/chief executive Conrad Lynch promises much new: world premieres, co-productions, more touring. But the...
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