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Comedy

She Stoops to Conquer, Northern Broadsides: Preview

Theatre Company Northern Broadsides are heading off on tour again, this time with a production of Oliver Goldsmith’s best known play She Stoops to Conquer. A comedy of manners set in the 18th century; the play has been relocated from the West Countr

Jezebel, Soho Theatre – Review

I often wonder how much I should read about a show before I go – I don’t want any preconceived ideas about whether I’ll enjoy it or not but I also want an idea of what to expect.

My Night With Reg review: A powerful yet sensitive story

IN WHAT appeared to liberals as a tragic irony and to reactionaries as a just reward, the gay liberation movement of the 1970s was followed by a virus that threatened not only what the community had gained but the community itself.

Richard Bean: 'I suppose I might get stabbed one day'

Playwright Richard Bean is not afraid of controversy, Dominic Cavendish discovers.

Richard Bean: 'I suppose I might get stabbed one day'

Playwright Richard Bean is not afraid of controversy, Dominic Cavendish discovers.

John Kearns: loser takes all at Edinburgh

John Kearns has turned failure into silly, soul-searching comedy. Will scooping Edinburgh's top comedy award spoil the punchline? Brian Logan meets the man hailed as the new Hancock'Can you call back in, like, two minutes?" John Kearns is still in bed whe

Edinburgh festival 2014: the Tourette's hero highs and Nancy Dell'Olio lows

The fringe is over for another year, so here's 2014's unofficial bouquets and brickbats.

Edinburgh festival 2014 review: Lazy Susan tender and ridiculous romcom

Pleasance CourtyardThe comedy duo's will-they-won't-they Geordie couple are back, and they're as endearing as everRomcom isn't a branch of comedy often encountered on the fringe, but that's what double act Lazy Susan are up to and their show is none the

Jezebel

It is remarkable to report that despite enjoying and/or enduring over 120 shows in Edinburgh over the last 2½ weeks, Jezebel is by far the funniest thing that your hard-working critic has seen to date in August.