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The Tricycle's True West: a classic play gets a classic production

After 30 years and numerous versions, I have finally seen why the hype around Sam Shepard's 1980 play is justified. Which revivals have changed your mind about feted works?

Anthony Caro: The Last Sculptures review dazzling disappointments

Although they are undoubtedly impressive for a man in his final days, these works by the one-time king of modernism feel fussy and kitsch.

The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd review a cracking DH Lawrence revival

Orange Tree, RichmondPaul Miller gets off to a fine start as the Orange Trees new director with this intense version of Lawrences hard-hitting working-class tragedy.

U2: Songs of Innocence review listenable, but not the grand return they clearly crave | Alexis Petridis

(Island) U2s Apple launch: what it means for the band and the companyEven in an age in which weve grown accustomed to artists giving away their albums for free or suddenly unleashing them without warning, the arrival of U2s Songs of Innocence feels slight

Juno and the Paycock review classic with the twinkliness stripped away

Bristol Old VicThis powerful production with Naimh Cusack is a stark portrait of a divided house and country Continue reading...

True West review sibling rivalry erupts like a volcano

This searing staging of Sam Shepards play tackles the violence between two misfit brothers head-on.

Steve Reich: 'Radiohead is my kind of music'

Composer Steve Reich talks to Geeta Dayal about the inspiration behind his new album Radio Rewrite and how everyone needs to get over his feud with Philip GlassOver the past 50 years, composer Steve Reichs music has had a powerful impact not only on the

City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran by Ramita Navai review

In few other places is the gulf so wide between what is said and what is doneOf the great cities of the Earth, Tehran is by no means the most engaging. An old citadel and a few villages when it became the capital of the Qajar kings in the 1790s, fame

The Children Act by Ian McEwan review the intricate workings of institutionalised power

A high court judge immersed in her work finds her world disrupted by a life-or-death decision.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari review

A swash-buckling account that begins with the origin of the species and ends with post-humans.