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Lad and Lass are on the run – from what, it’s never quite clear. They’re living in a smelly squat, fighting about nothing and...

An Enlightenment tract, Mozart’s The Magic Flute is equally a reminder of the limitations of that movement in terms of its views on women...

For a play all about relationships, Ryan Craig's Games for Lovers has an astonishing lack of heart. It follows the trials and tribulations of...

Probably history’s first comedy spin-off, Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor is among his lightest, daftest plays, but that doesn’t mean it has to be...

Written and directed by, and starring, Vanessa Redgrave, Vienna 1934 – Munich 1938 stages diary entries, memoirs, poems and speeches by a host of...

Written in 1961, Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana was inspired by a rum-fuelled night in 1940 when the playwright was in a...

There’s a point during Tao of Glass, Phelim McDermott’s heartfelt collaboration with Philip Glass, when the Improbable co-founder explains the Japanese art of kintsugi....

Written in 1915, John Buchan’s pulpy espionage yarn The 39 Steps found lasting pop-culture fame as a seminal Hitchcock thriller, while Patrick Barlow’s 2005...

Clad in a long, black coat and heavy wig, Maxine Peake looks agitated and uneasy in her skin. “I'm so hot,” she says repeatedly,...

There’s little in the way of irony and subversion in Ivo van Hove’s take on Ayn Rand’s hymn to individualism. This 2014 production, making...

Music is playing as you enter the space. People are dancing and the room is bathed in purple light. A party is underway in...

A Latino immigration enforcement officer escorts Gracie, a young, undocumented Chicana girl towards detainment and deportation, and away from Kentucky – away from all...
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