As a new, entirely improvised musical comes to London, Gillian Orr meets the cast for a masterclass and discovers her inner tightrope walker – metaphorically speaking
Long before they created Joey, the equine hero of ‘War Horse’, Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones used puppets to tell the stories of their native South Africa. On the eve of the London revival of ‘Ubu and the Truth Commission’, Boyd Tonkin meets the pair pulling the strings
The comedy is divine, but the images of love and loss are achingly human
Interpretation of the Bard's self-thwarting problem comedy revs into a kind of an elating parody
The work of Brian Friel unquestionably places him in the great tradition of Irish theatre, with a dramatic landscape as distinctive as those of his 20th century predecessors O’Casey and Beckett. Many of his plays travelled widely beyond Ireland, and some – the haunting monologue -structured Faith Healer, Translations and his worldwide success, Dancing at Lughnasa – will surely survive as classics.
Founder of Belarussian underground theatre questions why there is 'so much fear' in UK about 'provocative' work
The Wolf Hall actor's Philippe V is wrong-footlingly whimsical but buffeted with gusts of violent paranoia
Complex female roles have been around since ancient times – from Phaedra to the monstrous Mum in That Face
Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale are reuniting with Jamie Lloyd directing
Original production of South Pacific mystery 'The Beach of Falesá' was shelved after poet’s death in 1953
Multiple police raids were launched today on the homes, office and theatre of the anti-semitic comedian Dieudonné M'bala Mbala as part of an investigation into alleged money-laundering and fraud.
The play picked up three awards with Rory Kinnear winning two
She won plaudits for her play 'Red Velvet'. But now, writes Lolita Chakrabarti, she is falling out of love with the theatre
The French electronic duo won Album of the Year and three other awards