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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

Natural Affection - Jermyn Street Theatre

Christmas 1962, Chicago, small apartment ... Unconventional couple, Sue and Bernie, are awaiting the impending visit of Sue's delinquent son Donnie with excitement and trepidation. When Donnie makes an unexpected announcement, tensions between the already

The Importance of Being Earnest, Harold Pinter Theatre: 'dismaying'

Watching Lucy Bailey's crass production of Wilde's gem is like drinking vintage Krug out of a cracked jug, says Tim Walker

Perseverance Drive review few surprises, but beautiful hymns

Bush, LondonFaith drives a family apart in Robin Soans's new dramaIt is not hard to make out the direction of Robin Soans's new play. That is the bad news. The good news is that it has a decent destination.Set half in Barbados and half in Leytonstone, Per

The Trials of Oscar Wilde review bons mots and barefaced lies

St James, LondonJohn Gorick is a beguiling Wilde in a smart play that reveals the establishment at its worstSt James had a sell-out success with its week-long (lunchtime and evening) season of Oscar Wilde items. Not least with the European Arts Company's

Hansel and Gretel review the woods are alive in the Dukes' annual al fresco show

Williamson Park, LancasterHilltop, woodland and lake are the perfect setting for Zosia Ward's vivid retelling of multiple fairytalesHansel and Gretel may get top billing at the Dukes' annual outdoor production, but they are not alone. Threaded through the

Hansel and Gretel review the woods are alive in the Dukes' annual alfresco show

Williamson Park, LancasterHilltop, woodland and lake are the perfect setting for Zosia Ward's vivid retelling of multiple fairytalesHansel and Gretel may get top billing at the Dukes' annual outdoor production, but they are not alone. Threaded through the

Amadeus, Chichester Festival Theatre, review: 'sublime'

Rupert Everett is as good a Salieri as Charles Spencer has ever seen, in Jonathan Church's superb production of Amadeus

Theatre review: Under Milk Wood, Glasgow

DO THEY still exist, little, buttoned-up, Bible-bashing British towns like the fictional Llaregyb, celebrated in Dylan Thomas’s great 1954 dramatic poem?

Amadeus review Rupert Everett's Salieri darkly rages at God

Chichester Festival TheatrePeter Shaffer's spectacle of Mozart's mediocre rival distorts historical reality but remains compelling and stylishly presentedFew living dramatists write big star parts. Peter Shaffer certainly has that capacity, which is one o