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Review: The Wild Duck (Barbican)

'It's Ibsen for people who don't care about Ibsen'

The Cherry Orchard review swift, invigorating and outspoken

Young Vic, LondonKatie Mitchells new production of Chekhovs classic is full of ominous shadows and refreshing shocks Continue reading...

Nevilles Island review highly enjoyable, not always convincing

Duke of Yorks, LondonTim Firths 1992 comedy offers plenty of laughs and a stunning set but suffers from a weak denouement Interview: Nevilles Island star Adrian Edmondson on his work with Rik Mayall Continue reading...

The Wild Duck, Barbican, review: 'devastating'

Sydney's Belvoir Company's update of Ibsen's play is excruciatingly sad - and features a real duck, says Serena Davies

Memphis, Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Shaftesbury Theatre, London: It took Hairspray, the 2003 Tony winner for best musical, five years to reach London and now Memphis, the 2010 winner, has taken the same amount of time to transfer here since it first opened on Broadway in September 2009. And

Screwed up

We all know that ‘They fuck you up your mum and dad’, but nowhere is this more reliably (and violently) true than in the opera house. If you have the misfortune to be born into an operatic family you can expect to be murdered by your own mother (Méd

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