Superficial but fun, this satire describes life for Chinese old money and nouveaux
Menier Chocolate Factory, London
Successful presenter, writer and political commentator says he wishes he’d gone to art school instead – but has also signed a deal to write his first novel
His diverse career took in ‘Beyond The Fringe’, Brecht, ‘Blackadder’ and Shakespeare
Given that I'm currently embroiled in a bitter political battle against my local council (albeit with the hearty support of my MP) I might be Steve Richards' toughest audience member tonight, somewhat resistant to the idea that politicians are human beings, insecure and tortured by dilemma.
America, but with humour and panache
Whimsy is hard to pull off. In the wrong hands it becomes fey and cloying. When it's done well it can create a loyal, lasting audience, as Terry Pratchett will tell you.
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez's magical realist fable proves to be the perfect vehicle for this bewitching collaboration between Islington's Little Angel Theatre and Cornwall's Kneehigh company.
Peter Capaldi and Rebecca Front won best actor and actress gongs for their efforts in Armando Iannucci's Shadow Cabinet
The longest-running American sitcom and the director who has moulded 21st century film comedy in his own image are to team up, as it's been reported that the Simpsons will be turning a script written by Judd Apatow, director of Knocked Up, into an episode next year.
As the BBC's political satire ends, Westminster's real-life farce carries on
Every politician needs a soundbite. For Matt Cooper MP, it’s “This party will not be broken on my watch”. Unfortunately for him, the party in question is the Liberal Democrats and it's breaking up faster than a matchstick raft on a waterfall.
This riveting Dutch bestseller will leave its readers feeling thrilled, chilled or cheated.
Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve – for today's politicos, it's all about the badge on your lapel
Ibsen's marital drama still feels palpably radical in an imaginatively staged production