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Crossings review – unlikely friendships help heal war's horrors

Crossings begins in the aftermath of the first world war when two grieving figures meet in a rural backwater. It ends a century...

'This is hard on your soul': the coronavirus's threat to new...

‘The set is still sitting there like the Mary Celeste,” says Rachel Edwards, artistic director of the new Boulevard theatre in Soho. Last...

Six of the best plays about confinement | Michael Billington

‘I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space,” says Hamlet. He should be so lucky. A...

Bard from my own home: how I starred in a virtual...

‘Would you like to take part in a livestreamed performance of a Shakespeare play?” An innocent enough request, and tempting in these monochrome,...

Now I’m Fine review – candid gem mixes standup and mesmerising...

Since venues closed their doors because of the coronavirus, a wealth of online theatre has emerged and the industry is finding quick, creative...

The page's the thing – take it from Shakespeare's earliest readers

That Shakespeare wrote for the theatre and that his plays should be enjoyed on the stage not the page has become the standard...

One Man, Two Guvnors: Nicholas Hytner on the joy of farcing...

One Man, Two Guvnors is based on Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters. You played the title role yourself at school …...

This one's a keeper! Vikki Stone's starry, sweary zoo musical

Lions, giraffes and monkeys brought Julie Taymor a roaring stage hit but a new “musical for grownups” adds a sweary penguin and some...

Laughing in the face of lockdown: comedy videos to raise your...

Stevenage builder buddies Lee and Dean are back, though Dean is self-isolating on the other side of the double glazing. Luckily, Lee is...

The experts’ experts: Observer critics on the cultural voices they trust

Pop Kitty EmpireFavourite pop criticI have to declare a deep professional envy for Ann Powers (NPR, LA Times, etc), who is much better at...