Features

A Band for All Seasons
By Editorial Staff
As Broadway hit Jersey Boys, revealing the rags-to-riches tale of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, opens in the West End, John Coleman salutes the group’s signature sound & rise to fame from the mean streets of New Jersey.
Are We Sure About Shaw?
By Editorial Staff
Was George Bernard Shaw a prophet or a bore? As major revivals of Major Barbara at the NT & Pygmalion at the Old Vic introduce his dramas of ideas to a new generation, Michael Coveney investigates the playwright’s changing fortunes.
Felicity Kendal: Being Brave with Coward
By Editorial Staff
Felicity Kendal has come a long way from the wholesomeness of The Good Life to the glittering decadence of Noël Coward. Roger Foss talks to her as she prepares to enter The Vortex in the West End.
Pause for Thought: Playing Pinter
By Editorial Staff
What’s the appeal of being in Harold Pinter plays for so many actors, including Timothy West & Kenneth Cranham? With two major Pinter productions now opening, Michael Coveney discovers the pleasures, the pitfalls - & the pauses.
Looking Ahead: Theatre Highlights for 2008
By Editorial Staff
Will it be a happy new year for theatregoers? Michael Coveney & Terri Paddock consult the stars to see what’s coming up in 2008 in the West End & beyond, with plenty of plays, big name actors & the ascendancy of the Donmar.
Best Edinburgh hangout spots
By Editorial Staff
Whether you're looking for Wi-Fi or just a quick lie-down, check out the bars, restaurants and parks to head to during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe