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Falstaff at the Royal Opera House. Photo: Catherine Ashmore

New in 2012, Robert Carsen’s staging generally comes up a treat in this carefully rehearsed first revival under Christophe Gayral. Most of Paul Steinberg’s...
Louise Ford and John Hodgkinson in Orson's Shadow at the Southwark Playhouse. Photo: Simon Annand

Plays about theatre making and theatrical personalities may veer towards narcissistic naval gazing. But Austin Pendleton, an American actor and director turned playwright, has...
The Ambassadors Theatre is to be redeveloped as a new kind of venue to give regional shows extra life

Cameron Mackintosh has unveiled his vision for the West End’s new Sondheim Theatre, which he intends turn into a home for shows from subsidised...
Sally Samad, Steffan Lloyd-Evans, Debbie Kurup, Oliver Tompsett and Alexandra Da Silva at The Pheasantry. Photo: Bonnie Britain

Since The World Goes Round is really a seamlessly constructed cabaret revue collection of songs written by the Broadway team of John Kander and...
Samuel Holmes in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Photo: Piers Foley

The wittiest thing in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is the title; and though it's long-winded, the show isn't. In fact, it's...
Russell Richardson gives pickpocketing tips to Jerome Thompson

Twenty-eight years and 500,000 tickets after The Dukes in Lancaster introduced a summer promenade (now called “outdoor walkabout”) production to its programming and the...
The Rape of Lucretia, at Glyndebourne Festival 2015, featuring Christine Rice and Matthew Rose. Photograph: Robbie Jack

Fiona Shaw’s examination of Britten’s first chamber opera, first produced for the Glyndebourne Tour in 2013, returns to the Sussex stage nearly 70 years...
Can't Forget About You, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Despite a weak second act, and an overly sentimental finale, David Ireland’s script reinvents the familiar tale of love across generations through a witty look at a...
David Poynor and Steven Webb in As Is at Trafalgar Studios

Rich, a gay writer living in 80s New York, has just learned that he is HIV-positive and is trying to keep up with a...
Maxine Peake in The Skriker. Photo: Jonathan Keenan

The Skriker is ancient, earth-old, pre-history, a thing of myth. It can take any form, any face. It is not human but it likes...

Who would have thought that a book full of holes could be made into a ballet full of dazzling multi-sensory surprises. Inspired by Safran...
The Gruffalo at the Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue

If you dramatise one of the most popular picture books ever written then you have to present something that your young audience will recognise...