Comedy

Breeders, St James Theatre

There is a moment in Breeders when Ben Ockrent seems, momentarily, to channel Dennis Kelly’s chilling Utopia.

Michael Palin: The Travelling to Work tour, review: 'affable and amusing'

The Python star continues a busy year with a solo UK tour - which is fun if ultimately unremarkable, says Dominic Cavendish.

The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s Globe, London

With foodstuffs thrown and a Boney M pastiche, the physical comedy in this Globe-friendly production of Shakespeare’s farce is delicious.

She Stoops to Conquer review lively and absurd

Viaduct, Halifax and touringThis production of Oliver Goldsmith's 1773 comedy is absurdly funny but they need to turn down the volume a touch.

Review: She Stoops to Conquer (Viaduct Theatre)

Northern Broadsides' adaptation of Oliver Goldsmith's 18th century farce is a triumph of teamwork and ensemble playing.

One to watch: Lucy Punch, the new star of phone-hacking play Great Britain

The role of ruthless news editor Paige Britain in state-of-the-nation satire Great Britain may be the part that turns Lucy Punch from a memorably impactful name to a household one.

Back to the hacks: playwright Richard Bean on the reworked West End production of his play Great Britain

The National Theatre’s phone-hacking satire, Great Britain, was developed in secret during the Brooks/Coulson trial — now writer Richard Bean gives Nick Curtis the scoop on his reworked West End production, opening next week

Great Britain - Theatre Royal Haymarket

Richard Bean’s fast and furious new play is an anarchic and foul-mouthed satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Welcome to The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers. Lucy Punch p

Rhys Nicholson: Eurgh - Soho Theatre

Following sold out international tours and award wins, Australia’s besuited degenerate Rhys Nicholson makes his Soho Theatre debut complete with new suits and an inflatable llama. The llama has context in the show. You’ll see… you’ll all see.

She Stoops to Conquer , Viaduct Theatre, Halifax

Northern Broadsides' extensive tour of Oliver Goldsmith's classic comedy of manners aptly begins in the atmospheric setting of the Viaduct Theatre within Dean Clough, a former textile mill.