A coffee house is not a destination of choice to spend hours of enjoyment. It’s been reduced to a calling point, where busy people queue to get fuel, leaving clutching huge containers of liquid as if they were badges of merit
Kashino was an actor in a theatre group in downtown Tokyo
Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2
This week, finally, it is getting its first UK production at the Southwark Playhouse in London
From Hangmen at the Royal Court to Carlos Acosta's farewell performance in Carmen
The Independent’s reviewer concludes the year’s best – and worst – films
This programme shows off the Cuban star’s charisma, charm and still formidable technique.
Barack Obama was so wowed by his monster hit ‘Hamilton’ that he saw it twice. Meet the Tony Award winner whose hip-hop-inspired shows have redefined the musical
108 years after it was banned by the Lord Chamberlain Waste is as timely, outspoken and provocative as ever
It's hilarious – as is Joe Bannister's enchanting performance as Orlando
'This is a working tool for the arts community to evaluate and improve what’s in place'
John Nathan joins the double act on a trip down memory lane
Dementia has now become what daffodils were to Wordsworth to some of the keenest artistic minds of our era
A £7.7m Broadway show of the 1944 French novella flopped, with critics complaining the production was too 'squeaky clean'
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