Everything about the approach to reviving Anton Chekhov's first masterpiece for the theatre feels thought-through, says Dominic Cavendish
Scotland's festival of Shakespeare got off to a great start and sent Mark Brown home smiling
Think of the actor David Suchet, and for many, the quizzical face of Hercule Poirot pops up: the long-running series of Agatha Christie adaptations may have come to an end in 2013, but love for the Belgian detective remains undimmed. However, Poirot fans will be doing a double-take at Suchet’s latest role: Lady Bracknell. Yes, the 69-year-old actor is playing the fearsome matriarch of Oscar...
Hunter's reflections on life, sex and race are refreshingly laid-back, says Dominic Cavendish
Choreographics, in which the dancers of English National Ballet create their own works, is a place for experiment. This year’s programme, which took post-war America as its theme, had a lively range of approaches and two real hits. Fabian Reimair and Stina Quagebeur both dig into complex relationships; both show distinctive theatrical voices.