Hytner Hits the Target
National Theatre boss Nicholas Hytner, sometimes a bit of a cold fish, yesterday revealed that he is finally getting in touch with his radical inner self. "I love the shows that subvert the concre
Critics Square the Circle
With just two more performances to come, the Sovremennik Theatre of Moscow is giving us a rare opportunity to hear Chekhov in his native woodnotes wild. You don't have to understand Russian to apprec
Rattigan Remembered
The Rattigan centenary year is underway with an interesting rarity, Less Than Kind, at the Jermyn Street Theatre, though its dramaturgical status is unclear. The 1944 play of this title has not been
Name Check at the Almeida
"I'm proud to have my own seat," proclaims Gemma Arterton in the Almeida programme for Becky Shaw, and we're right behind her, as it were, especially those of us who, like salivating Charles Spencer ...
Theatregoers Mystified by Menier Invisible Man
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
Although rare that we are able to offer Whatsonstage.com Group Outings to productions at the Menier Chocolate Factory, any opportunity to see a show in David Babai's South London venue invariably ...
Rebecca's Hallmark
Even though she made an auspicious debut as a ten year-old in her own father's wonderful Channel Four production of Mary Wesley's The Camomile Lawn, Rebecca Hall's rise has been rapid and remarkable.&
Arcola Rises as Fugard Fails
The cyclical nature of theatre was reinforced this weekend with the triumphant opening of the new Arcola and the sad departure of Susannah York, lately a luminous denizen of fringe venues from the ...
King's Speech and Other Mutters
Small plays sometimes make big movies, but not all that often. Starting off-Broadway, John Patrick Shanley's Doubt made a memorable movie for the performances of Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour ...
"Box-Office" Gross Bows Out
One of the most civilised and erudite of theatre critics, John Gross, has died aged 75 after suffering ill health for some time. He served on the Sunday Telegraph from 1989 to 2005, quite a long ...
Tate Nabs Tennant
Well, it's certainly a first. I can't remember a big West End production ever being announced on a Saturday morning, but my Blackberry blipped as I set about trying to fix the washing machine and ...