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Our Town, Almeida Theatre, London – review

Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play connects with the audience without the aid of props or sets

Our Town, Almeida Theatre, London

Almeida Theatre, London: The award-winning American actor-director David Cromer brings his 2009 Off-Broadway hit revival of this classic play about small-town life to north London. In the process he reprises his role as the Stage Manager, a character who

Review: Our Town (Almeida Theatre)

David Cromer's refreshing new version of Thornton Wilder's play amplifies its emphasis on the ordinary

The Cherry Orchard/Uncle Vanya, Young Vic/St James Theatre, London – review

Two innovative productions that draw out Chekhov’s contemporary resonances

Our Town review an unforgettable evocation of Everytown

Almeida, LondonDavid Cromers cooly observant narrator leads a radically reworked version of Thornton Wilders classic that taps into collective folk memory Continue reading...

Review: The Turn of the Screw (Glyndebourne Tour)

Jonathan Kent's peerless production of Britten's ghost opera, impeccably revived

Gypsy, Chichester Festival Theatre

There’s a moment of stunned silence in Imelda Staunton’s storming Mama Rose at the Chichester Festival Theatre, a long, long, moment where neither speaking nor singing she conclusively demonstrates what a difference a great actress makes in this most

Here Lies Love; The Infidel the Musical; Gypsy review

Dorfman; Theatre Royal Stratford East, London; Festival, ChicesterImelda Marcos takes to the dance floor, David Baddiel takes real risks and Imelda Staunton takes no prisoners in a good week for musical theatreDont put a fatwa on it: Baddiel hopes The Inf

East Is East review a welcome revival for Ayub Khan-Dins multicultural comedy

Trafalgar Studios, LondonJane Horrocks leads a first-rate cast, but does the play still address the issues faced by todays British Muslims? Continue reading...

Our Town, Almeida, review: 'as flat as a breakfast pancake'

This evocation of small-town America never really gets off the ground, says Sarah Crompton