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Love in Idleness review: I was left in bits

Trevor Nunn has combined the texts from Rattigan's comedy ‘Less Than Kind’ with its revised version ‘Love in Idleness’ to create a new production that stars Eve Best and Helen George

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Twelfth Night: There's a touch of Mrs Danvers about Greig's steward

Tamsin Greig plays Malvolia, a traditionally male role, in Simon Godwin’s new modern-dress production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity, joining the ranks of great actresses, who are tackling meaty Shakespearean roles, including Glenda Jackson as Lear 

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Review, Us/Them, Dorfman, National Theatre, London

On 1 September 2004, the children were celebrating the start of the new academic year at School No 1 in Beslan, North Ossetia (part of the Russian federation). They had brought in balloons at the request of the teachers. The fun was grotesquely terminated when an armed group stormed the building demanding Chechen independence. For the next 52 hours, more than a thousand people – parents, grandparents, teachers and children – were held hostage in the school gym in sweltering conditions, forbidden water and reduced to drinking their own urine. 186 children were among the 334 who lost their lives in the carnage of the siege's chaotic, violent and still-controversial close.