Hamlet, Royal Exchange Manchester, review: Maxine Peake brings emotional ferocity Hamlet, Royal Exchange Manchester, review: Maxine Peake brings emotional ferocity

Halfway through the first half of Maxine Peake’s Hamlet she pulls a strip from the tape holding down the floor covering and pulls it up. Beneath the Michelangelo overlaid circle and square are revealed patchy paint-patched floorboards. What is normally kept covered beneath the propriety of a Renaissance court is to be stripped bare.

včera, 13:44
Macbeth, Barbican, review: 'an astonishing appropriation' Macbeth, Barbican, review: 'an astonishing appropriation'

This stripped-down version of Verdi's opera is inspired, says Rupert Christiansen

včera, 17:32
Hamlet, Manchester Royal Exchange, review: 'a gender-bending binge' Hamlet, Manchester Royal Exchange, review: 'a gender-bending binge'

As Hamlet, Maxine Peake has integrity, says Dominic Cavendish, but this production isn't fully rounded

včera, 11:46
Judi Dench: actors held back by demise of rep theatre Judi Dench: actors held back by demise of rep theatre

Dame Judi Dench calls for the revival of regional theatre companies to provide a stepping stone for aspiring young actors, saying financial barriers currently prevent many from succeeding in the industry

14. 9. 2014 18:05
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for first time in 25 years Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for first time in 25 years

Emma Thompson speaks of her nerves and "nausea" as she returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years for Sweeney Todd

16. 9. 2014 15:57
My Perfect Mind, Young Vic, review: 'insightful' My Perfect Mind, Young Vic, review: 'insightful'

Edward Petherbridge's look back at his life, both before and after a stroke, is moving and funny, says Tim Walker

včera, 16:43
Bring the classics back to the theatre Bring the classics back to the theatre

Our theatrical past is vanishing from the stage, says Dominic Cavendish

16. 9. 2014 17:58
Charles Addams: Master of black humour Charles Addams: Master of black humour

Charles Addams created The Addams Family in the Thirties and the TV adaptation started in 1964

včera, 20:00
Lea Salonga on Miss Saigon's West End debut in 1989 Lea Salonga on Miss Saigon's West End debut in 1989

The original star of Miss Saigon recalls her whirlwind rise to fame 25 years ago

dnes, 9:00
The Gathering, National Theatre of Wales, Snowdonia, review: 'ambitious' The Gathering, National Theatre of Wales, Snowdonia, review: 'ambitious'

This roaming performance piece evoked the natural drama of its Snowdonian setting, says Tom Wicker

14. 9. 2014 13:55