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Donkeys' Years, Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames: Being shown to your seat by ushers clad in full academic regalia sets the tone for this spirited revival of Michael Frayn's 1976 farce about an Oxbridge college reunion that goes horribly awry. Read the full review

The Simpsons and royal family main players in Goold's new-look Almeida

Rupert Goold's first season as the theatre's artistic director includes two futuristic takes on famous families

Rupert Goold: 'Every show should aim to change theatre'

How will Rupert Goold top turning American Psycho into a hit musical? By making Prince Charles king and unleashing The Simpsons' Mr Burns. The director talks to Matt Trueman about risks, riots and bad reviews News: The Simpsons and the royal family are

Eternal Love, Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Arts Theatre, Cambridge: When Howard Brenton's play about the fabled but ill-fated 12th-century romance of philosopher and teacher Peter Abelard and his ardent young student Heloise premiered at Shakespeare's Globe in 2006, it was presented under the ear

Glasshouse, The Albany, Deptford

The Albany, Deptford: This new piece by London poet Kate Tempest tells the story of a modern family unit in crisis. Its bleak but sadly recognisable tale, lifted by Tempest's bold use of rhyme and metre, is told three times from each character's perspect

Frank Lazarus on an existential night in Samuel Beckett's Not I

Lisa Dwan's Not I and Juliet Stevenson's Happy Days have brought Beckett back to London with a bang. In this archive piece, first published on 24 November 1982, Frank Lazarus recalls his own vertiginous, Beckettian night with Billie Whitelaw at the Royal

Some Girl I Used to Know - review

This jukebox monologue has Denise van Outen as an Essex-girl-lingerie-designer randomly bursting into the hits of the 80s Charlie Parsons's programme profile states that he "changed the face of television with his creative hits The Word and The Big Break

Some Girl I Used to Know, theatre review: 'Denise Van Outen is not quite good enough'

Lingerie queen Stephanie Canworth is rich, successful and beautiful. But guess what? Having it all is not everything it is cracked up to be. Marooned alone in a luxury hotel room with just her mobile phone, a lap top and the contents of the mini bar for c

Pina Bausch: building on a great legacy

The new artistic director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch is determined to preserve its founder's memory by moving on and innovating, says Sarah Crompton

Eve Best returns to Shakespeare's Globe as Cleopatra

The actor and director will return this summer in a new production of Antony and Cleopatra opposite Phil Daniels Eve Best will return to Shakespeare's Globe this summer to lead a new production of Antony and Cleopatra, opposite Phil Daniels. Best has lo