Jeffrey Skilling, the ex-Enron chief executive who was sent to prison in 2006 after being convicted for his role in the energy giant’s collapse, could be freed by the end of the decade after a US judge cut his sentence from 24 to 14 years.
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Monday 19 April 2010
Monday 22 March 2010
Saturday 13 March 2010
US Outlook: In Enron the Play, the West End smash coming here to Broadway in the spring, "the Lehman Brothers" are depicted as conjoined twins in a single over-size suit jacket.
Friday 19 February 2010
Tuesday 09 February 2010
Individual theatres fall in and out of vogue and usually not too much can be read into a flurry of award nominations for any one playhouse. But the 15 Olivier nominations for the Royal Court are significant. It is the key centre for new writing in Britain, and if the Royal Court is doing well then it says something about the health of contemporary playwriting.
Tuesday 09 February 2010
Friday 29 January 2010
Thursday 28 January 2010
For a reviewer, there's always the temptation, when you haven't seen the premiere of some big hit, to dissent from the critical consensus when the successful show transfers, trailing clouds of glory, to the West End. This practice can win you Brownie points for independence of mind; it can also, by that token, be deeply disingenuous.
Friday 27 November 2009
Friday 13 November 2009
Tuesday 27 October 2009
Friday 16 October 2009
Wednesday 23 September 2009
Brave new world: Theatre enjoys a renaissance as state-of-the-nation dramas shine a light on modern Britain
Thursday 30 July 2009
Something strange is happening in the theatre this year. With unprecedented intensity, new plays are telling us about our lives in styles ranging from documentary socio-drama to great apocalyptic statements. Our fears are transformed into hopes in that process of joyful recognition peculiar to the experience of live theatre.
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