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Free As Air, Finborough Theatre, London

Finborough Theatre, London: The Finborough Theatre is well known for its rediscoveries of long lost plays, but it has also been making great strides in reclaiming neglected musical gems. Composer Julian Slade may be best known for Salad Days, originally p

Love Story, Union Theatre, London

Union Theatre, London: Presented as part of a Howard Goodall season, Love Story is based on the popular novel and subsequent 1970 movie by Erich Segal. At its peak a byword for sentimental melodrama, Love Story's recent transition to the musical stage is

Moses in Egypt, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: Stirringly entitled 'Liberty or Death!', Welsh National Opera's autumn season makes a feature of two relatively unfamiliar works by Rossini - though both provided successes for the company back in the 1960s. As with last

Review – Next Fall – Southwark Playhouse

The idea of a comedy about a relationship with two guys sounded to me intensely appealing on the face … I mean, it’s the 21st century, we’ve really moved beyond the closeted humor of The Odd Couple and the hysteria and self-hatred of La Cage Aux Fol

Manon, Royal Opera House, review: Brilliantly rich, with every prostitute and beggar having their own life and story

Marianela Nuñez’s Manon jumps out of the coach, young and fresh, with a sensuous pleasure in movement.

The Girl Of The Golden West: Opera’s Brokeback Butterfly

Susan Bullock and her ‘boys’. Photo: Robert Workman It’s good news that English National Opera has invested in its first ‘new’ production of Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West in 50 years. That it’s a less popular work is surprising give

Electra, Old Vic: 'theatre at its best'

Kristin Scott Thomas's performance of raw, human intensity makes this production unforgettable, says Tim Walker

Electra review Kristin Scott Thomas breaks new ground with mixed results

Old Vic, London Kristin Scott Thomas has a powerful presence as Sophocless avenging heroine, but her gesturing is a little over the top Kristin Scott Thomas as Electra in pictures Michael Billingtons review Kristin Scott Thomas prowls the stage Continue

Speed-the-Plow review Lindsay Lohan is a minor revelation

The troubled darling of the celebrity press shines in David Mamets rapid-fire Hollywood satire What the other critics said: reviews roundup Speed-the-Plow: in pictures Why Mamets play has the perfect role for Lohan Continue reading...

Electra, Old Vic, London

Kristin Scott Thomas has made herself the living embodiment of Frank McGuinness’s 1997 translation