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Raven review – roll up, roll up to the circus of...

A disclaimer: to make it to this circus-theatre show about the challenges and compromises of being a working mother, I ran down the...

The Sunset Limited review – Cormac McCarthy two-hander is all talk

There is a flagrantly anti-theatrical quality to Cormac McCarthy’s 2006 play The Sunset Limited. It unfolds as a conversation on faith and faithlessness...

The Gift review – clever and complex vision of black Britons,...

The historian David Olusoga has spoken of black Britons across the centuries whose stories have been forgotten, untold or “hidden in plain view”....

Toby Jones: 'Actors talking about acting? It makes you scream!'

Twenty minutes after we meet, I worry that I’ve given Toby Jones some kind of existential crisis. “Why are people so interested in...

Look back in Vanya: my encounters with Chekhov's classic over 60...

Which is Chekhov’s greatest play? It tends to be the one you’ve seen most recently. But my own personal favourite is Uncle Vanya....

Movin' on up: five dazzling dancers to watch

Jemima Brown This Northern Irish dancer starts the year nominated for two Critics Circle dance awards for her work with choreographers Tom Dale and...

Onegin review – Natalia Osipova thrills with ecstatic, lovestruck obsession

There are few dancers who lay it all on the line like Natalia Osipova. The emotional lives of Osipova’s characters can’t be contained....

Gary Beadle: how I took on the curse of EastEnders –...

Gary Beadle fell in love with Bugsy Malone when he was a boy growing up in Bermondsey, an area south of the Thames...

Beckett Triple Bill review – ticklish satire and quiet melancholy

Harold Pinter spoke of Samuel Beckett as the most remorseless of writers. “The more he grinds my nose in the shit, the more...

Le Corsaire; Resolution review – ridiculously entertaining

Le Corsaire is a 19th-century fever dream based on a Byron poem, in which Conrad the lovestruck pirate saves a girl, Medora, from...