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This Was a Man review first ever outing for Coward's once-banned play

There's much to enjoy watching the bad behaviour of a generation swigging cocktails in the wake of the first world war.


Premiered last year at the new Park Theatre in North London, which has recently celebrated its first anniversary, Oliver Cotton's Daytona now transfers to the West End, and though its only there as an eight-week summer 'filler', it makes for a fulfilling

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The National Theatre is seemingly all around us nowadays -- even on a cinema screen near you, wherever in the world you might be, thanks to its NT Live initiative.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona review delightful dip into the power of love

Director Simon Godwin eagerly explores the light and dark sides of romance in a striking RSC debut.

Richard III

The very first line of Shakespeare's Richard III is "now is the winter of our discontent", and it's a expression that became common currency to describe the cold U.K winter of 1978 and 1979 which was famously affected by widespread public sector trade uni

The Importance of Being Earnest

Something quite astonishing hits the audience, metaphorically speaking, as this version of ‘The Importance of Earnest’ begins – the site of Nigel Havers entering the stage wearing bright red Nike trainers (or sneakers for our American readers)!

The Nether - Royal Court Theatre

The Nether offers complete freedom – a new virtual wonderland provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an in

Grand Guignol - Theatre Royal Plymouth/ Southwark Playhouse

1903. Paris, Monmartre and the Theatre du Grand Guignol opens its doors to an unsuspecting public. The plays, rife with madness and murder, are sold out every night to an awestruck public, avid for the horrors that are nightly set before them. But when a

Review: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC)

Simon Godwin's entertaining production makes a claim for this early comedy to return to the RSC's repertoire.

Shakespeare in Love, review: 'the best British comedy since One Man, Two Guvnors'

Lee Hall's adaptation is the best British comedy since One Man, Two Guvnors, says Charles Spencer.