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Janacek was approaching 70 when he composed The Cunning Little Vixen, yet the opera brims with youthful vigour, optimism and music-dramatic innovation. Inspired by...

There’s great ambition in Jenni Fagan’s adaptation of her acclaimed 2012 novel, about a young woman growing up in the care system, for the...

Merce Cunningham is one of the most influential choreographers in modern dance and this Royal Ballet triple bill, part of the company’s centenary celebrations,...

Two men meet in a private hospital ward. They have been assigned adjacent rooms and are being looked after by the same nurse (Bu...

One of Chekhov’s earliest, lesser-known works, bleak domestic drama Ivanov gets a sharply insightful treatment by Moscow-based company Theatre of Nations. It’s a taut...

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru (Wales’ Welsh-language national theatre company) tackles a seminal piece of European drama in this new translation of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk...

The farmhouse walls are partly torn down in Hull Truck’s new production of Martin McDonagh's breakout play. It feels as if the claustrophobic world...

First staged at the National Theatre in 2002, Roy Williams’ dissection of racism and xenophobia feels chillingly timely in Nicole Charles' revival, prescient even. Sing...

Telling the story of a buffoonish liar swindling those he should be serving, Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors – adapted from Carlo Goldoni’s...

Matthew Parker has a proven way with the strange, as demonstrated in his productions of Lovesong of the Electric Bear and Dennis Potter’s Brimstone...

All of Mischief Theatre’s shows to date have had easy-to-grasp concepts. You know what you’re going to get with a show titled The Play...

Wiltshire Creative has become adept at programming timely revivals. Thus we have Hugh Whitemore's 1986 play Breaking the Code in the year that mathematician...
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