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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A topical revival of unsung expressionist play inspired by the real life case of Ruth Snyder who killed her abusive husband

David Winskill struggles with a contemporary update of Moliere’s comedy in both English and 17th Century French

A tender and intimate revival of Brian Friel’s epic tale of love and language in rural 1830s Ireland

Haunting elements of World War I inspired Peter Pan blend with puppetry, aerial skills and a panto Captain Hook

The sorry tale of an army Major convicted of cheating on a TV quiz show has been turned into a moment of cultural significance by playwright James Graham.

A timely but over ambitious look at the struggle to remain truthful in Communist Russia

Dystopian slow-burn thriller fires a warning shot about Donald Trump’s vision of America

Five star review for English National Ballet’s showcase of American dance

“Perhaps only in Britain could one succeed in writing a thriller about the weather,” observed David Haig who both wrote and stars in this little-known true story about D-Day.

The Tricycle Theatre re-opens in September with a brand new name and an “ambitious” adaptation of Zadie Smith’s Willesden-set novel White Teeth.

New play Boots follows two women’s effect on each other’s lives. Zoe Paskett talks to playwrights Jessica Butcher from Clapton and Sacha Voit from Camden and actor Illona Linthwaite

CircusFest sees performers from Kentish Town to Palestine taking part in a feast of contemporary circus at The Roundhouse

Sharon D Clarke’s formidable Caroline inhabits a basement laundry that she compares to hell or being underwater. Trudging between washer and dryer, she wonders how she wound up so tired and downtrodden at 39

The story sees Turner Prize-winning YBA artist Simon Dykes wake up after a wild night of drugs, booze and sex to find himself and his girlfriend have become apes, running at the Arcola until April 21

An 85-year-old former amateur boxer who kept his sexuality a secret for decades is to take to the stage as a drag queen.

Bridget Galton finds a chilling version of The Scottish play lacks poetry and the supernatural

Paapa Essiedu won the 2016 Ian Charleson Award for his performance in Hamlet. Set in modern day state influenced by Ghana, the acclaimed RSC production is revived at the Hackney Empire. How does it feel to be back playing Shakespeare’s Dane?

Despite some good committed acting I found it hard to engage with a piece that at times wanted to be a comedy, then a tragedy then changed its mind and veered off to be a pantomime

The play is overstuffed with Margaret’s funny and perceptive quotes but knitting them into a dialogue that can be sustained for ninety minutes has proved hard

Playwright Tom Stutchfield tells the packed audience that the play is based on his discovery of correspondence written by his great grandfather, Spencer

Bridget Galton enjoys a comedy about heartless money hungry private equity fund managers featuring a sharp performance by Hayley Atwell

What if you are Vienna’s official court composer and a disrespectful upstart arrives, seduces your star pupil, blows raspberries at authority and makes your best work sound mediocre?

Since the play’s first outing, representations of the East End have become two-a-penny in mainstream popular culture but director Jessica Lazar doesn’t shy away from tropes that play up caricature and nostalgia

On February 2-3 . the annual festival returns, showcasing the best in dance this year

Sheldon Harnick is best known for penning the lyrics to Fiddler on the Roof, but the 93-year-old collaborated with composer Jerry Bock on another Broadway musical about a Jewish family with five offspring

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