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Drama

Jane Horrocks: 'I'd rather be someone else'

As she returns to the stage in East is East, Jane Horrocks talks to Nigel Farndale.

Henry IV, '71 film, Gotham on TV, Lila by Marilynne Robinson, Tracy Emin

Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Henry IV at The Donmar Warehouse. '71, a film about a young British army soldier who becomes separated from his unit while on patrol during The Troubles in Belfast.

Henry IV, '71 film, Gotham on TV, Lila by Marilynne Robinson, Tracy Emin

Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Henry IV at The Donmar Warehouse. '71, a film about a young British army soldier who becomes separated from his unit while on patrol during The Troubles in Belfast.

Henry IV, Donmar Warehouse – Review

No phones. No sharp objects. No drugs. These are the instructions we are issued with as we are herded up the stairs by the stern prison guards.

The Gamblers - Greyscale Theatre Company - Tour

In the world of The Gamblers there is no mercy. This new all-female version is a story of women who gamble, hustle, cheat, drink, swear, sing and dance. And never apologise for it.

East is East, Studio 1, Trafalgar Studios, London

Jamie Lloyd's second Trafalgar Transformed season, which began with Martin Freeman as Richard III, continues with the first major London revival of Ayub Khan Din's 1996 classic, starring both the playwright and Jane Horrocks.

How Nigeria Became - Unicorn Theatre, London

It's 1914, one hundred years ago exactly, and Nigeria is about to be formed. Herbert and his well-known troupe of female actors are preparing to stage a story for the British Governor and his wife. The story of the Spear of Shango is about a brave you

Early One Morning - The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Flanders, August 21st 1917. British forces advancing towards Passchendaele are struggling through driving rain and mud. The fighting is fierce and bloody. Each day thousands are killed, wounded or lost to oblivion. Two miles behind the front line a Field

Uncle Vanya, St James Theatre, review: 'embarrassing'

A modern rewrite of Chekhov's drama is profoundly depressing for all the wrong reasons, says Tim Walker.

Harriet Walter: On the Donmar stage, all Shakespeare's players are women

Shakespeare's older heroines are few and often limited in scope. So what does an ageing actress do?