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Will Alexander, Asha Reid, Jeremy Legat and Lucy Roslyn in A Third. Photo: Richard Davenport

Two's company, three's a crowd, goes the saying; and in Laura Jacqmin's A Third, in which an apparently happily coupled man and woman have...
Henry Wyrley-Birch and Pepter Lunkuse in Twelfth Night. Photo: Hannah Barton

Ilyria comes to Covent Garden, as Iris Theatre return for their annual occupancy of the grounds of ‘The Actor’s Church’ with a bright, boisterous...
Sofia Fomina and Gerald Finley in Guillaume Tell. Photo: Clive Barda

There’s a steadily growing unease that the visual and dramatic standards of the Royal Opera’s recent productions in no way match their broad musical...

It's not a coincidence that this musical by David Leddick and Andrew Sargent has its UK premiere on the weekend of the London Pride...

Now in its 10th year, Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree has toured the world and won an Obie for its performances Off-Broadway. Last seen...
A scene from Unearthed at the New Vic

This fascinating double-bill is part of a five-week festival of plays, talks and exhibitions inspired by the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard – the...
A scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Even the most gifted designer would struggle to create a setting for Shakespeare’s sylvan fantasy half as stunning as the Savill Garden, a hidden...
Sian Thomas and Hugh Skinner in The Trial at the Young Vic Theatre, London. Photo: Keith Pattison

"Kafkaesque" has become shorthand for describing a particular kind of nightmare, defined by freedictionary.com as ”marked by surreal distortion and often a sense of...
Jonathan Slinger in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Photo: Matt Crockett

Exactly two years on from its original West End premiere, whose previews were beset by technical difficulties with a glass elevator that frequently failed...

Stafford Borough Council took a massive gamble when it agreed to stage a pro-am Shakespeare play in the grounds of Stafford Castle back in...
Asking Rembrandt, Old Red Lion. Photo: Chris Gardner

The balance of power between an artist and his publicist will always be a precarious one, fuelled in equal parts by talent, gratitude and...
Aida, Opera Holland Park, 2015. Photo: Robert Workman

Turn on the television news any night, and footage of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa supplies regular and inescapable horror stories....