The Guardian & The Telegraph

Theatre News from The Guardian & The Telegraphic newspapers in the U.K.

Royal Exchange, ManchesterAnna Jordan’s new adaptation sets Brecht’s anti-war play in a dystopian 2080From the lighting rig are suspended wire grids on to which are fastened ragged cardboard placards. In...
The author on Taylor Mac’s discombobulations, Hilma af Klint’s artistic timing and piña coladas at an all-in resort in Mexico Raised in Ohio, Paris and Maryland, Anand Giridharadas was educated...
Noël Coward; Old Vic; Royal Court, LondonGillian Anderson is the steely centre of Ivo van Hove’s glitzy adaptation of All About Eve, while Nicôle Lecky’s Superhoe storms the Royal Court...
Sydney Theatre CompanyOne of Australia’s most interesting writers continues to evolve, in this punchy, relevant play about power and race in Canberra Aboriginal journalist Vic (Nakkiah Lui), Tongan political adviser...
The award-winning director remembers Finney’s unique bonhomie, from his shining legacy at Salford grammar school to his support of Leigh’s film debut Bleak Moments When I arrived at Salford grammar...
Royal Exchange, ManchesterAnna Jordan’s new adaptation sets Brecht’s anti-war play in a dystopian 2080From the lighting rig are suspended wire grids on to which are fastened ragged cardboard placards. In...
DanceEast, IpswichJames Cousins’s new triple bill, including his duet in which a dancer never touches the ground, deserves a wider audience In this triple bill at DanceEast, the London-based choreographer...
Noël Coward; Old Vic; Royal Court, LondonGillian Anderson is the steely centre of Ivo van Hove’s glitzy adaptation of All About Eve, while Nicôle Lecky’s Superhoe storms the Royal Court...
Sydney Theatre CompanyOne of Australia’s most interesting writers continues to evolve, in this punchy, relevant play about power and race in Canberra Aboriginal journalist Vic (Nakkiah Lui), Tongan political adviser...
Bristol Old Vic As the British civil rights movement gathers momentum, racial tensions threaten a family in 1960s Bristol in this locally-gestated new play An angry mob surges forward, banners...
Theatre gala organisers apologise for ‘serious error’ in leaving the influential director out of this year’s In Memoriam segment Organisers of the Olivier awards have said they will rename future...
Guardian photographer David Levene was backstage at Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, south-west London Continue reading...
Highlights from the speeches given by Bryan Cranston, Jez Butterworth, Sheila Atim and others at the 2018 Oliviers Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards Bryan Cranston (best actor,...
London’s Royal Albert Hall hosts the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards Continue reading...
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, the National Theatre and Bryan Cranston also come up trumps Hamilton, the stage juggernaut that is arguably the most popular and influential musical for a generation,...