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Joseph Timms in The Hudsucker Proxy. Photo: Clare Park

The Coen brothers’ 1994 cult comedy is a loving homage to the films of Frank Capra and Preston Sturgess. Simon Dormandy and Toby Sedgewick’s...
James William Wright and Adele Querol in The One Day Of The Year, Finborough Theatre

Have you seen those ‘Australian’s suck’ adverts on London billboards? Two beach images show a man and a woman – gorgeous, naturally – sucking...
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Is theatre taking inspiration from the rise of the bedroom producer in dance music? In Bucket Club’s playful, young piece, two performers sit stage...
Michael Fabiano and Ana Maria Martinez in Poliuto, Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne inaugurates the festival season with this production of a Donizetti rarity – so rare, indeed, that the Sussex opera house can claim its...
Hiran Abeysekera in Peter Pan at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London. Photo: Tristram Kenton

The story of Peter Pan has undergone many transformations since its first production in 1904 including those by Disney and Steven Spielberg. Even in...
Joe Armstrong and Louise Brealey in Constellations

The Royal Court deserves applause for its commitment to touring some of its new work, even when it’s taken three years to get Nick...
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The increase in university tuition fees was one of the defining actions of the last government. It cost the Liberal Democrats dearly in the...
Pippa Winslow in Cougar the Musical. Photo: Robert Day

Donna Moore’s comedy focusing on middle-aged women on the prowl for younger men was an Off-Broadway hit and now crosses the Atlantic for its...
A scene from The Funfair at Home, Manchester. Photo: Graeme Cooper

Manchester’s newest arts venue, Home – a merging of the Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre, still smelling of new paint – officially opens its...
Patsy Ferran (Portia) and Nadia Albina (Nerissa) in The Merchant of Venice at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Shakespeare's problematic comedy is here reclassified as, if not a tragedy, at least a melancholy examination of the human condition. It is a truism...
The cast of There's a Guy Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis, Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Photo: Darren Bell

After completing his national service in Germany in 1960, Elvis Presley was flown back to the USA to resume his recording career, stopping briefly...
Justina Gringyte and Eric Cutler in Carmen, London Coliseum. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Calixto Bieito’s much travelled production returns for its first revival at English National Opera, and is just as sharp and edgy as when it...