Ballet connoisseurs and football fans have more in common than they might think, says Sarah Crompton
The Lord of the Rings actor, who grew up in Bolton, has forsaken his Lancastrian heritage after decades of living in London
Lee Hall's adaptation is the best British comedy since One Man, Two Guvnors, says Charles Spencer
Struggling actors who scrape a living working in repertory theatres should get paid a “living wage”, Sir Ian McKellen has claimed.
School’s out and in celebration the Royal Exchange is offering an exhilarating version of Round the World in Eighty Days which is as near to a sophisticated summer panto as could be imagined.
Titus Andronicus, the “grotesquely violent” Shakespearean tale of revenge, has 14 deaths, many violently bloody, as well as rape and mutilation.
Thomas H Green explores the origins of the ultimate jazz club standard
This production of Euripides's Medea leaves you feeling both appalled and strangely elated, says Charles Spencer
“Comedy, love – and a bit with a dog. That's what they want,” declares Thomas Henslowe, the debt-ridden theatre manager in Shakespeare in Love. We'll come to the love in a moment. But first things first. Not since the chihuahua in the musical of Legally Blonde has there been a more captivating canine cameo in the West End than that now being turned in by the Labradoodle “Spot”...