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REVIEWS

David Ives’ Venus in Fur is as much about power as it is about sex. More precisely it’s about power in the audition room...

Now in its 10th year, London’s varied and vivacious Casa festival has grown into an impressive and important platform for both international and UK-based...

Small west London pub theatre the Tabard has scored a coup in getting Natasha J Barnes for Tryst, its first in-house show after a...

Launching a year-long season of Oscar Wilde’s work along with his new Classic Spring company, Dominic Dromgoole’s production of A Woman of No Importance,...

The rituals of a wedding are prime fodder for a farce. The heightened emotions surrounding the event have been a huge source of humour...

Pulling ghosts out of the air – or rather off the shelves – James Ley's historical drama recalls the years in the early 1980s...

Teenager Anna wants her dad, suburban Scarborough plumber Ken, to start dating again after the death of her mother. But feisty goth singer Belinda...

New Zealand performer Penny Ashton has a personal connection with the lady on the new £10 note, being a fifth great niece of Jane...

Kicking off with a swaggering, seamlessly choreographed movement sequence packed with evocative details and expressive character interactions, Simon Pittman’s Othello is infused with a...

Richard Crane’s dramatisation of Brothers Karamazov is an ambitious attempt to condense the epic scale of the Russian novel into two hours. Sadly, much...

The best fairytales filter dark material through the realm of fantasy. Angela Clerkin’s firmly tongue-in-cheek fairytale for grown ups The Secret Keeper isn’t lacking...

Ambitious, angry, and intriguing, Evan Placey’s radical adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde for National Youth Theatre transforms the familiar story into a discussion of...
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