Old Vic, London
The Old Vic Theatre
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Tuesday 12 June 2012
Legally Blonde star Sheridan Smith is set to play Hedda Gabler in a London stage production of Henrik Ibsen's seminal work.
Friday 25 May 2012
Fundraiser that was short on fun offers apologies and refunds to angry guests
Monday 14 May 2012
Eight of the capital's best-known theatres are teaming up for the greatest show in town. By David Lan
Monday 14 May 2012
Eight of London's theatres are teaming up for the greatest show in town
What To Do, See & Buy: Bettys; The Kid with a Bike; Wilderness festival; Cos; Ercol; Comme des Garçons
Saturday 03 March 2012
Friday 03 February 2012
Without Warning has a brilliant location, but takes a while to make the most of it.
Thursday 27 October 2011
Sheila Allen, a triumphant English actress possessed of strong looks, deep voice and a graceful, maternal manner, had, outside the theatre, only one true moment in the spotlight – as the seemingly steadfast suburban housewife Cassie Manson in one of the great television events of its age, Andrea Newman's magnificent Bouquet of Barbed Wire (1976). Cunningly cast for her theatrical repose, Allen was the foil for millions of viewers who were drawn into the story of the detonation of a nuclear family through the exploration of sexual taboos. Only halfway through the serial, in the extraordinary episode "Repercussions", a remarkable musing on sexual masochism, did we learn the whole truth about Cassie – and Allen brilliantly managed to reveal the uncomfortable details of her character's past without once losing our sympathy or understanding. It was a perfect showcase for her skill in expressing decency and intelligence, a skill that blessed many of her finest stage performances.
Monday 29 August 2011
Talk about topicality. While the fight for Tripoli intensified and rebels captured the Gaddafi compound, the National Youth Theatre has been opening a new play, Our Days of Rage, which dramatises four decades of struggle against his regime.
Sunday 28 August 2011
One Thousand and One Nights, Parts 1 and 2, Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh<br/>Our Days of Rage, Old Vic Tunnels, London<br/>South Pacific, Barbican, London
Sunday 28 August 2011
Thursday 18 August 2011
The mighty and passionate actor John Wood communicated wisdom and generated surprise with an originality and intensity that left his performances glowing in the memory like hot coals from which the heat never quite fades.
Monday 01 August 2011
Controller tells Ian Burrell why 12m listeners can't be wrong
Saturday 30 July 2011
Box office takings at London's theatres have bounced back from a winter slump thanks to a string of big productions and star performers.
Saturday 23 July 2011
Who knew that Kevin Spacey has an older brother called Randy Fowler who earns his living as a Rod Stewart impersonator? While Kevin bestrides stage and screen like a colossus, Randy offers his services to the good people of Boise, Idaho, as the proprietor of Rod's Limos, ferrying prom kids in a white stretched limousine while dressed in a zoot suit.
Friday 15 July 2011
A ship has dropped anchor in Bristol. There's nothing unusual in that, perhaps. But this one is on dry land, parked outside the Old Vic Theatre and overrun by 18th-century pirates.
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit