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John Goodman, Tom Sturridge and Damian Lewis

Watching this bristling and bruising, tense yet tender revival of David Mamet’s 1975 play American Buffalo, I was thrilled to be reminded of how...

This sensitive, witty adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s popular book tells the story of Rosie, who makes paper dolls with her mum and then invents...
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Kneehigh Theatre’s current touring production of Rebecca is sparking lively debate with its irreverence. Some theatregoers apparently don’t like their surprises to be very...
Steve John Shepherd and James Bolam in Bomber's Moon

There’s an intriguing cross-generational relationship at the heart of William Ivory’s two-hander. James Bolam plays Jimmy, a plain-speaking, ailing former RAF gunner living in...
Robert Gilbert and Fiston Barek in The Rolling Stone, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Photo by Jonathan Keenan.

Chris Urch’s play, which won the Bruntwood Prize Judges Award in 2013, takes its name from a Ugandan tabloid that regularly exposes the names...
Martin Donaghy and Charlene Boyd in Fever Dream: Southside Photo: Tim Morozzo Photography 2015

After the Citizens’ production of The Slab Boys, a crowd-pleasing Scottish classic, Fever Dream: Southside returns under Dominic Hill’s contemporary and combative direction. Glasgow’s...
Eve Ferret, who performs in Madame Bouffant at Cafe Koha.

Eve Ferret first came to public attention as one of the original Blitz Kids of the 1980s, popping up in a selection of David...
showcase

It’s a real joy to see a showcase that presents 16 – yes, 16 – talented men and 10 generally strong women. In many graduating classes, the balance...
A scene from Far From The Madding Crowd. Photo: Michael Wharley

Timed to coincide with a new film of Hardy’s novel (released on May 1), Jessica Swale’s version incorporates as many of the main plot...
Scene from I Wish to Die Singing, Finborough Theatre, London. Photo by Scott Rylander.

Opening on the 100th anniversary of the deportation of intellectuals that is seen as the starting point of the Armenian Genocide (in which Ottoman...
Anja Behrend and Stephan Bourgond in Romeo and Juliet

With the bracing austerity of a minimalist fashion show, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s version of Shakespeare’s teenage tragedy is glossy and uncluttered. The young, svelte company are...
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Prostitution may arguably be the oldest profession, but dramatists have been writing about it for almost as long. Alana Valentine’s play, set in Sydney’s...