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'My Night with Reg': No 'pink play' stereotypes

When Kevin Elyot's My Night with Reg opens at the Donmar Warehouse next week it will be a revival that is more than tinged with sadness. Just six weeks ago the playwright died. The show's director Robert Hastie had been in regular contact with Elyot who w

The Tin Forest - National Theatre Scotland

THE TIN FOREST SHOW: A PUPPET THEATRE EXPERIENCE— Thursday 24th July - Sunday 3rd August, 2pm - 6pm (except Tue 29 July) , The South Rotunda Adapted from the bestselling book, The Tin Forest is the story of a crabbit wee man who dreams of a better worl

Adriana Lecouvreur - Holland Park, London

Most currently performed Italian operas from the turn of the 20th century are (a) verismo, (b) unremittingly high intensity and (c) by Puccini. Adriana Lecouvreur, by Francesco Cilea, is none of these three, but then Opera Holland Park has been making a s

A Bright Room Called Day, Southwark Playhouse

The pivotal early 1930s period in which Herr Hitler overcame strong if fractured left-wing opposition should make for meaty drama, but the sluggish polemic currently occupying Southwark Playhouse will leave carnivorous viewers unsatiated. American playwri

Review: A Bright Room Called Day (Southwark Playhouse)

The production of Tony Kushner's play doesn't provoke the questions that it might

A Bright Room Called Day, Southwark Playhouse, London

Southwark Playhouse, London: Set in Germany in the early 1930s, Tony Kushner's play depicts the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitler through the filter of Reagan's America. Inspired in part by Brecht's The Private Life of the Master Race, th

Adriana Lecouvreur, Opera Holland Park, London – review

Director Martin Lloyd-Evans has delivered a lively production of Cilea’s slice of romantic hokum, sung and played with passion and affection

Natural Affection, Jermyn Street Theatre

The work of William Inge doesn't get much of a look-in on British stages, but the American dramatist's depictions of frustrated aspirations and desires at work in small-town Midwestern lives - most famously realised in the Pulitzer-winning Picnic and Bus

Review: Moses und Aron (Welsh National Opera)

50 years since its last appearance on the Covent Garden stage, Schoenberg's opera makes a triumphant return courtesy of WNO

The Nether, Royal Court Theatre, review: Deeply disturbing and provocative

It sounds a cock-eyed compliment to say that I wouldn't want to see Jeremy Herrin's brilliant production of Jennifer Haley's deeply disturbing and very responsibly provocative play again in a hurry – and then have the calm effrontery to urge you to go a