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Delhi bus rape: Nirbhaya play marries real-life testimonies with a dramatised recreation

The 2012 bus rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey in Delhi shook the world. Out of the trauma has arisen an extraordinary play in which five women who have survived sexual abuse and violence speak out about what they have endured – and why they will not be shamed into secrecy
Maria Friedman, English actress of stage and screen, best known for her work in musical theatre.

Maria Friedman interview: 'theatre reminds us of each other’s fallibility, frailty and humanity'

The West End actress/director talks about High Society, her career transition and Britain's snobbish attitude to musicals

Joint venture: Emma Rice directing 'The Umbrellasof Cherbourg'

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She follows Mark Rylance and Dominic Dromgoole’s tenures

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In the picture: Tom Sturridge

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Starring roles in a film and a play make this a huge week for the actor Tom Sturridge. Emily Jupp finds the pressure is getting to him

Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

West is the son of Tim West and Prunella Scales, has starred in plays including 'Hamlet', 'Arcadia', 'Enron' and 'Betrayal', and was artistic director of Sheffield Theatres from 2005 to 2007

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Bugsy Malone is back: Plenty of splurge guns but no twerking teens

The Lyric theatre, Hammersmith, is reopening with a production of 'Bugsy Malone'. But, warns Alan Parker, the director of the 1976 film, child showgirls wiggling their bottoms are no longer acceptable

Life's a beach: George MacKay

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