Paul Vallely is visiting professor in Public Ethics at the University of Chester and a senior research fellow at the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester. He writes on ethical, political and cultural issues. He has a fortnightly column in the Independent on Sunday and also writes for the New York Times and the Church Times. His latest book is Pope Francis – Untying the Knots. He was co-author of the report of the Commission for Africa and has chaired several development charities.
Hamlet, Royal Exchange Manchester, review: Maxine Peake plays Shakespeare's starring part with emotional ferocity
17 September 2014 11:44 AM
We are not used to seeing a woman play Hamlet - the result here is a powerful and yet curiously domestic production
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
Forgiveness and redemption became more than theological concepts
10 September 2014 12:00 AM
31 August 2014 12:00 AM
24 August 2014 12:00 AM
10 August 2014 12:00 AM
A Just War must have a reasonable prospect of success. But Israel is locked into failure
27 July 2014 12:00 AM
25 July 2014 04:45 PM
A seaside sandpie is scattered across the stage with a single violent kick at the start of Gareth Farr’s scream-of-rage of a play Britannia Waves the Rules.
17 July 2014 03:07 PM
A rich, complex and intelligent reading of Bram Stoker's classic
06 July 2014 12:00 AM
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