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Carol Channing, who died earlier this week, played the title role in Hello, Dolly! more than 5,000 times between the 1960s and 90s. Which other stars have reprised the same...
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other is brutal, unsparing and made an audience member faint. How brilliant If you love theatre and want to read a measured review of...
From the Beautiful Boy to Patti Smith, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...
Royal & Derngate, NorthamptonKatori Hall’s astonishing drama, based on the alleged visions of three schoolgirls, explores the power of faith and miracles as Rwanda’s genocide looms Katori Hall’s astonishing play,...
Anderson returns to the London stage in an adaptation of the Oscar winner All About Eve. Here’s a look behind the scenes of Ivo van Hove’s production Continue reading...
Royal Opera House, LondonThe 55-year-old partnered with American Ballet Theater principal Herman Cornejo in thoughtful, poised interpretations of McGregor, Maliphant and others The second coming of Alessandra Ferri is something...
Royal & Derngate, NorthamptonKatori Hall’s astonishing drama, based on the alleged visions of three schoolgirls, explores the power of faith and miracles as Rwanda’s genocide looms Katori Hall’s astonishing play,...
Park theatre, LondonTwo men compare fiercely different reckonings of the exodus of 7,500 Jews from Denmark in this gripping play At the heart of Alexander Bodin Saphir’s fascinating first play...
Barbican, London Les Antliaclastes’ puppet show is a bewitching ride through the dark side of fairytales with close attention to detail Darkly comic and absurdly charming, this wild gothic ride...
Arcola, LondonGabriel Gbadamosi’s oblique new play follows three encounters, but too many layers of intrigue throw it off course The title is misleading: this isn’t really a play about police...
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,...