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Premiere of Joe Orton's 'lost' first play tells bitter tale of early years on council estate

Play Fred and Madge will have its first profession staging later this summer and is said to be based on the playwright's parents.

Review – Shakespeare in Love – Noel Coward Theater

It’s hard to figure out how to properly review a play that’s about a movie that’s about a play.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Preview: Woyzeck!

Time Zone Theatre is making an appearance at this year’s Edinburgh Festival with a performance of Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck. A combination of spoken word, physical theatre and original music are used to tell the story of Woyzeck – in his own words

Chichester theatre re-opens with Rupert Everett in Amadeus

After a £22m facelift restoring its eccentric magnificence, the West Sussex theatre re-opens with Peter Shaffer's classic play.

Review: The Sheffield Mysteries (Crucible Theatre)

Responding to the medieval mystery cycles, The Sheffield Mysteries offer a frank and funny celebration of the human spirit, with a distinctly Yorkshire flavour.

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest (Harold Pinter Theatre)

Lucy Bailey's revival of Oscar Wilde's classic has a concept which doesn't quite work.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Harold Pinter Theatre

“Some might say we’re getting too old for this sort of thing,” declares Martin Jarvis’s Jack – or should I say “Jack” – going off Wildean piste. Well, we had wondered whether the reunion of Jarvis with Nigel Havers’s Algernon after 32 ye


The West End transfer of Invincible can be seen as small tribute to Sam Walters, who has recently stepped down after over 40 years at the helm of the Orange Tree in Richmond, a delightful small-scale theatre that he founded.

The Crucible Old Vic Theatre Summer 2014

The Crucible is not my favourite Arthur Miller play, but I can't imagine a stronger production than this one from director Yaël Farber.