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Take Ten: Family-friendly Easter theatre

Remember folks, Easter is not just about chocolate, bonnets and a trip to the garden centre. Take some time to get some culture in this weekend and whether your bag is puppets or ballet or holiday

Sondheim sounds off

Stephen Sondheim is depressed by the West End. "When I scan what's on," he told The Times on Saturday, "my heart sinks into my boots." As on Broadway, he sees on Shaftesbury Avenue nothing but ...

Nothing On Noises Off

The middle Act One of Michael Frayn's three Act Ones in Noises Off -- the first in rehearsal, the second backstage, the third in a disastrous performance -- takes place at a Wednesday matinee ...

Matilda The Musical

After its cascade of rave reviews in Stratford-upon-Avon last December, I was expecting to really enjoy the RSC's musical version of Roald Dahl's brilliant children's story. And I did. But ...

Matilda & Girl Lead Theatre Awards UK Nominations

The Theatrical Management Association (TMA) has announced the nominations for its renamed Theatre Awards UK 2011. The awards, previously known as the TMA's, are the only nationwide awards for exce