Michael Coveney: Branagh wins battle of murky Macbeths in Manchester
By Michael Coveney · 8 Jul 2013 · London
I really enjoyed my first visit to the Manchester International Festival, not least because of the sunshine, the camaraderie and the festival atmosphere - set for me at a tremendous opening ...
Michael Coveney: Tales of Bob and Snoo Wilson at the Manchester International Festival
By Michael Coveney · 5 Jul 2013 · London
I was on my way to see Robert Wilson's opening production at the Manchester International Festival when the news came through that the playwright Snoo Wilson (no relation) had died of a heart ...
Michael Coveney: Toby Stephens re-visits his parents' last stand in Private Lives
By Michael Coveney · 3 Jul 2013 · London
Private Lives was the last play Toby Stephens' parents, Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens, appeared in together 40 years ago, just along the block, in the Queen's Theatre, where he ...
Michael Coveney: Naughty new musicals and street theatre from Woolwich to Wiltshire
By Michael Coveney · 1 Jul 2013 · London
The first ads have appeared for Stephen Ward, the new Andrew Lloyd Webber show about spies, scandal and prostitution - described by insiders as a play with songs - with book and ...
Michael Coveney: Lenny roars while Regent's Park goes up in smoke
By Michael Coveney · 27 Jun 2013 · London
Many years before Lenny Henry made his great breakthrough on British television on the talent show New Faces, then on the wacky children's show Tiswas, I used to love another ...
Michael Coveney: Barbican scales heights in downtown Dalston
By Michael Coveney · 25 Jun 2013 · London
Have you ever lain down on the floor and climbed up a building at the same time? Now's your chance if you pop along to the free interactive art installation that's just opened on a rubble site ...
Chris Grady: Musical theatre feels like the artform that dare not speak its name
By Chris Grady · 24 Jun 2013 · London
Last week I spent a day with emerging and established musical theatre producers, directors and writers exploring the big issues that need to be tackled.This was a joint venture between Mercury ...
Michael Coveney: Chocs away, as Charlie checks into the refurbished Theatre Royal
By Michael Coveney · 24 Jun 2013 · London
Critics clocked into Charlie and the Chocolate Factory over the weekend - reviews appear on Wednesday - with a chance, too, to experience the re-decoration of the rotunda, the main ...
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