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Play of the week: Scenes from a Marriage, St James Theatre, London SW1

Trevor Nunn revisits Joanna Murray-Smith's caustic stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's dissection of matrimony in a superlatively well-acted production, starring Mark Bazeley and Olivia Williams.

Diana: The Musical - Will anyone stage this West End spectacular?

'We want William and Harry to come and see this, and leave loving their mother even more than they did before,' the creators of a musical about Princess Diana tell Clive Martin

Food for Thought: Hattie Morahan

The actress is starring in Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London. She tells Charlotte Cripps about her current reading, watching and surfing…

Warwick Davis: The actor on his best role, 'Star Wars' vs Harry Potter and the joy of 'Columbo'

'My life changed when I got a part in 'Return of the Jedi' as Wicket'

Play of the week: Crime and Punishment, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

The writer Chris Hannan and director Dominic Hill (the Citizens' artistic director) make staging Dostoyevsky's hefty meditation on the causes of murder look easy.

Luke Treadaway: 'When I’m in a job, I don’t very successfully get away from it. I’m always ticking away'

Hollywood comes calling for Curious Incident actor Luke Treadaway

The Olivier Award-winning star of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is heading to Los Angeles to prepare for secret new project

Rachel De-lahay interview: "People risk anything to get here"

Would-be migrants made her think about how much it means to live in Britain, and inspired her new play. Rachel De-lahay talks to Fiona Mountford about discrimination, jealousy, and making ends meet

Play of the week: Candide, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Directed with mordant verve by Lyndsey Turner, Mark Ravenhill's witty, astringent response to Voltaire's 1759 novella suggests that optimism as a form of denial may have modern equivalents in self-help and chemical "solutions" to discontent.

From ice-cream seller to superstar: Susannah Fielding hits the West End stage

She started out working in the foyer at the National Theatre, but next week Fielding will star with David Walliams and Sheridan Smith in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Noël Coward Theatre

Food for Thought: Conor McPherson

The Irish dramatist and director's play 'The Weir' moves to the West End in January, and his adaptations of the Dublin-based crime noir Quirke stories are due to be screened by BBC. Here he shares with Charlotte Cripps his recent reading, watching and surfing …
John Heffernan: 'I came out of Frances Ha completely smitten with Greta Gerwig'

Cultural life: John Heffernan, actor

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Theatre of the week: The Pride, Trafalgar Studios, London SW1

As protests mount over Russia's anti-gay laws, it seems a good time to be reviving Alexi Kaye Campbell's shrewd, deeply affecting 2008 play about the changes in attitude towards homosexuality in Britain.

Cold comfort: Elisabeth Moss and Jacqueline Joe in 'Top of the Lake'

Is there too much rape on stage and TV?

Violence against women has been rife on TV and the Edinburgh Fringe. But the way it's portrayed demeans both sexes and ignores healthy relationships, argues Tiffany Jenkins – so stop watching

Dance event of the week: LA Dance Project, Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Benjamin Millepied is flying. Having choreographed the film Black Swan (and married Natalie Portman, its star), he's also the new director of the Paris Opéra Ballet.

After Dark Tours in Stratford-upon-Avon introduce visitors to 'real ghosts' of the RSC

There's something spooky going on at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and it's not just the ghost of Hamlet's father in their current production.

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