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Great Britain, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London: It was a masterstroke by the National back in June to have this play waiting in the wings as the verdict in Rebekah Brooks' trial was announced, and then to open it just five days later without a single public preview. R

Manon, Royal Opera House, London

Royal Opera House, London: Given its central position in the Royal Ballet's repertory - and arguably late 20-century dance - it's fitting that the company is opening its 2014-15 season with Kenneth MacMillan's Manon. The late British choreographer created

The Vertical Hour - Park Theatre

Nadia Blye knows exactly what her stance is on Iraq. A former war reporter and Professor of International Relations at Yale, she has advised the President and seen action in Sarajevo and Baghdad. She is sure of her place in the world and her opinion of it

The Vertical Hour review timely revival for David Hares Iraq inquiry

Park theatre, LondonThe clash between political belief and personal psychology sometimes labours its points but is wittily explored by a cast led by Peter Davison Continue reading...

Review: The Vertical Hour (Park Theatre)

David Hare's 2006 play is revived at the Park Theatre

The Vertical Hour, Park Theatre

In the context of recent events in Iraq and Syria, the spectre of the ill-fated Iraq War of 2003 looms large once more. What better time for a revival of master-playwright David Hare’s story about conflict and personal relationships? As parliament is re

The Dog, the Night and the Knife , Arcola, London

Arcola, London: Only five months divide the Arcola Theatre's last Marius von Mayenburg production - his spiky satire Eldorado - with this latest UK premiere at the venue, a dystopian nightmare that originally appeared at the Schaubuhne in Berlin in 2008.

As You Like It, Southwark Playhouse

Performed by a cast of ten actor-musicians, Derek Bond's take on Shakespeare's comedy of gender-reversal and the constancy (or not) of love is melodic, quirky and at its absolute best when it loses all sense of seriousness. It takes a while to get there g

A Cursed Marriage: ENO’s Otello

Shakespeare’s Othello is the classic tragedy of the outsider, a story of a Moorish military general so insecure about his position in European society that he is easily manipulated into believing his wife has betrayed him with a colleague. Verdi’s ope