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Tartuffe: The Imposter review – a radical Molière for an era...

Molière’s great comedy is an obliging play that can be adapted to multiple settings. Last year the RSC transposed it hilariously to a...

As You Like It review – Arden has rarely felt more...

Perhaps it’s the endless spats in Parliament and the interminable debates on Brexit, but the prospect of fleeing to the Forest of Arden...

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train review – faith and horror on...

This prison drama by Stephen Adly Guirgis was first seen in a production by Philip Seymour Hoffman at London’s Donmar in 2002. Kate...

Go with the flow: the mesmerising moves of Russell Maliphant

I’m lost on an industrial estate in Acton, west London, looking for Russell Maliphant. There’s an anonymous door, behind it a dusty workshop,...

Prince Charming review – enthralling, gloriously offbeat fantasy

Prince Charming is having an identity crisis. Sleeping Beauty is still asleep (he hasn’t mustered up the energy to save her) and the...

Handbag? It's from Sports Direct: The Importance of Being Earnest for...

Ayesha Casely-Hayford remembers the “fizz of excitement” she felt auditioning for an unorthodox revival of Oscar Wilde’s comedy The Importance of Being Earnest....

Shipwreck review – vital political drama takes Trump seriously

Anne Washburn’s new play does something you rarely see in the theatre: it takes Donald Trump seriously rather than as a subject for...

Only Fools and Horses – The Musical review: vintage gags need...

The smooth transition from dialogue to songs in musicals is the genre’s toughest trick, with the talk sometimes feeling like a warm-up for...

Bodies review – deft revival for adultery neurosis comedy drama

Dedicated to retrieving forgotten plays, Two’s Company bring us a rare sighting of James Saunders’ Bodies, first seen at the Orange Tree, Richmond...

O-Faces, Red Staplers and TPS Reports: The Oral History of ‘Office...

Before there was Beavis, Butt-head or Hank Hill, there was Milton Waddams. In 1990, a former Austin, TX-based engineer named Mike Judge created...