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Ivo van Hove

Something of a dream team has been assembled for this stage adaptation of Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1950 black-and-white classic film about a Broadway icon and...

As a film, All About Eve is pretty close to perfect. Written and directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz in 1950, it’s also one of the...

Sometimes I think blinking is the most important thing in theatre. Maybe more than anything else, artists need the ability to shut their eyes...

As the Oscar-nominated French actor takes to the London stage to read the works of the Marquis de Sade, she talks to Nick Clark...

While they are common in Continental Europe, there is no major subsidised theatre in England with a permanent company of actors at its heart....

It’s a Wednesday evening and I’m enjoying a Portland crab cocktail at a fancy London restaurant. Unusually, there is no background noise of excited...

Last December, Belgian big-shot Ivo van Hove's production of Hedda Gabler opened on the National's Lyttelton stage, a radical revival that the critics duly...

The USA in 1975: year of two assassination attempts on President Gerald Ford, the capture of Patty Hearst, and the Thrilla in Manila. Now look...

As the National Theatre prepares to stage Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 satire, playwright Lee Hall, who has adapted the original screenplay, tells Nick Smurthwaite why...
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