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Peter Gill: 'Nothing happens unless the middle classes do it'

The theatre director and playwright talks to Mark Lawson about his new play, Versailles, which explores the impact of the first world war on one family Two of the landmarks in the career of Peter Gill have just celebrated their 50th anniversaries: the

As You Like It review - 'Shakespeare goes glamping in the Forest of Arden'

Tobacco Factory, Bristol Andrew Hilton's production can't escape Shakespeare's flaws, but there is plenty to enjoy in its portrayal of love I must confess to a bit of a love-hate relationship with Shakespeare's pastoral comedy. I love the idea of it, bu

Malcolm Tierney obituary

Stage and screen actor who excelled in playing authority figures and appeared in TV shows such as Brookside and Lovejoy Malcolm Tierney, who has died aged 75 of pulmonary fibrosis, was a reliable and versatile supporting actor for 50 years, familiar to t

Ballad of the Burning Star, theatre review: Story of Israel told by satirical cabaret

The story of Israel and its agonising contradictions has been told many times but this piece, by the acclaimed Theatre Ad Infinitum company, surely has the distinction of being the first to do so through the mode of spangly satirical cabaret.

Private Lives - review

Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh Performances of a very high order bring No

Blaze, the street dance sensation - in pictures

The high-energy show is back at the Peacock theatre in London until 8 March 2014. See the dancers strut their stuff in rehearsals

Translations, The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: A translator's power to convey truth or distortion is nowhere more deeply considered than in this powerful play, the second in Sheffield Theatres' Brian Friel Season. Redcoats of the British Army's Ordnance Survey expedit

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: sex, laughs and a packet of Wotsits

The actor and writer, and star of daring new play The One, on the secret to good drama The first time I saw Phoebe Waller-Bridge at London's Soho theatre, she was naked and stepping into a bath. The play was Mydidae : a rapier-sharp two-hander by Jack

Theatre can outdo cinema for horror - so where are all the scary plays?

As Ghost Stories returns to the West End, co-creator Andy Nyman asks why theatre-makers have neglected horror There isn't a lot of horror on stage, especially the type that truly unsettles an audience and plays on their deepest fears. There have been cou

Bette Bourne: It Goes With the Shoes - review

The history of gay culture in Britain is explored in the life story of one drag artist in this affecting documentary This sweet, affecting documentary profiles the eponymous actor/drag queen/activist Bette Bourne (Peter Bourne), now a grand dame in his 7