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Two book adaptations join the season's outdoor productions, while a Greek tragedy exiles Antigone to Sixties corporate America
This rarely staged O'Neill drama may teeter on the hokey – but Jude Law is simply electrifying
A civil war has broken out at Britain's most prestigious mosque over the treatment of an imam who was blinded in an attack and is now being evicted by the mosque's authorities.
Reviewed by Michael Coveney
A Thirties musical raises the spirits, but Shakespeare transposed to the Forties veers into panto
"Ephesus welcomes you" blares the huge poster on the stage in Regent's Park, suggesting we are tourists on a summer outing, not a bad way of defining the merry mayhem in Shakespeare's farcical comedy of mistaken identity in a town full of cozenage and odd behaviour.
From Glyndebourne to Gorillaz and Picasso to Pygmalion, there's something to suit every cultural taste in the coming months. Alice Jones presents an essential guide to the hottest tickets
Proposal for World Cup jamboree in Regent's Park scrapped after zoo staff raise animal welfare concerns
In the bloated 1969 film version of the musical Hello, Dolly!, even the flagrantly opulent sets didn't stand a chance against a screen-hogging Barbra Streisand in the title role. Samantha Spiro, fresh from her turn in Funny Girl has scary shoes to fill as the widowed busybody Dolly Gallagher Levi. She wears them lightly. Small, neat and budgerigar-like, she nips around, sticking her beak into everyone's affairs.
Oscar Wilde's trivial comedy for serious people has a pronounced summery feel about it and is not as absurd a choice for the open air as it might first seem. But Irina Brown's revival is a spirited denial of the bosky surround, placing both Algernon's Half Moon Street apartment and the Manor House in Hertfordshire on a white disc with a white ramp and a white grand piano.
Folk-pop quartet Noah and The Whale are embarking on a 10-date UK tour with a difference. Kicking off on 5 March in Norwich, the Club Silencio Tour promises an evening of film and music that harks back to the music halls of old. The film fanatics say the tour is inspired by the Club Silencio scene in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive.
Five demonstrators were arrested during scuffles with police outside the Chinese embassy in London yesterday as they called for freedom for Tibet. It was one of several protests planned during the visit of China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who arrived in London on Saturday as part of a European tour aimed at improving trade between Europe and China and finding a way out of the global financial crisis.