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Private Lives at Bolton Octagon. Photo: Ian Tilton

Honeymooners are not supposed to behave like this. When Elyot Chase bawls at his new bride Sybil “I should like to cut off your...
A scene from The Sound of Music. Photo: Pamela Raith

This is the 50th anniversary year of the release of the film version of The Sound of Music that forever immortalised its true tale...
Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta in Song of the Earth. Photo: Tristram Kenton

The Four Temperaments/ Untouchable/ Song of the Earth It must be nerve-wracking to be sandwiched between two drop dead masterworks but Hofesh Shechter’s Untouchable emerges...
Shaheen Khan and Robert Mountford in Macbeth. Photo: Talula Sheppard

Tara Arts’ vivid production of Macbeth is a full-bodied rollercoaster of bloody passion. Jatinder Verma transports Shakespeare’s cut-throat tale into the home of an...
A scene from Spend Spend Spend. Photo: Darren Bell

It was a misfortune for the original production of this authentically British musical to open in the West End in 1999 just six months...
Cynthia Erivo as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo: Gary Calton

No midsummer moonlight? No romantic woodland? No fairy dells? Nick Bagnall’s first production as the Everyman’s new associate director may not set out to...
Gary Lagden and Christopher Preece in The Chair. Photo: Ludo des Cognets

Meet OD Sawyers (Gary Lagden), an Edwardian barber surgeon in the Cardiff docks. The character’s colourful past as a ship’s barber, told through his...
A scene from Rauw (Raw). Photo: Kurt van der Elst

Now in its third year, and for the first time running concurrently in Manchester, Brighton’s Sick! Festival doesn’t shy away from taboos. The programming...
A scene from Wilderness from Robert Cohan at 90, Place Theatre. Photo: Tristram Kenton

It is hard to overstate the importance of Robert Cohan’s contribution to the British dance scene. This gala to celebrate the co-founder of London...
A scene from Shooting with Light. Photo: Christa Holka

This new devised piece from Idle Motion documents the career of Gerda Taro, the first female photojournalist to cover a war from the front...

The Finborough yet again goes where other theatres fear to tread. Instead of giving us Jerry Herman’s Hello, Dolly!, they recently gave us the...
Geoffrey Freshwater (Friar Barnadine), Jasper Britton (Barabas) and Matthew Kelly (Friar Jacomo) in The Jew Of Malta by Christopher Marlowe @ Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon. An RSC production. Ph

No doubt The Jew of Malta’s first audiences, at the Rose Theatre in the 1590s, would have had few misgivings about laughing at Barabas,...