Howard Brenton's new title for his drama about Abelard and Eloise, "Eternal Love", is itself a play upon words. Eternal and love are at the same time human, religious and political-philosophical concepts
As Charlie and the Chocolate Factory premieres at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, the show's book writer David Greig speaks to WhatsOnStage about the show's development, his 'religious' view of Willy Wonka, and why he hates first nights
Lloyd Newson is founder and artistic director of DV8, the physical theatre company formed in 1986. DV8 has produced 15 acclaimed stage works that have toured internationally and five award-winning television films, most notably, Channel 4 commission The Cost of Living, which picked up 14 awards including a Prix Italia, Rose D’Or in Switzerland, Sette Jury Prize in Canada and the Audience Choice Award in Brazil. DV8 returns this month to the National Theatre - where they previously mounted Just for Show - with their latest work, To Be Straight With You, a verbatim work about religious intolerance and sexuality, performed by a multi-ethnic cast.