Now getting a West End transfer, this musical about fabled British band The Kinks is a blazing triumph, says Dominic Cavendish
This unashamedly erotic portrayal of John Ford's classic tragedy proves it still has the power to shock, says Tim Walker
Ruth Posner, 84, is starring in a new play that tells the remarkable story of her escape from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. She tells Radhika Sanghani what life was like under the Nazis - and how it feels to relive it on stage
“If there are no losers, how could anyone ever win?” ponders Uteshitelny, captain of the gang of mid-19th century card sharks and conmen planning an elaborate sting operation in this update of Gogol’s The Gamblers, and such is the soft hiss of brutal relish in his smooth, mercilessly convincing voice that it jars upon our ears to hear his words delivered by a female actor, in this case...
There are thousands of good movies, thousands of the good books, thousands of good plays but good musicals? Couple of hundred… if you're lucky?
Cagnoni's opera is plausibly updated to small-town America in the Nineties
Anybody who cherishes Radio 4 will feel an opportunity has been missed with this musical homage, says Dominic Cavendish