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A warm but disturbing story of a dysfunctional family over half a century of social and legal change – a homage to the passing of the 1967 Sexual Offenses Act.

His sister, Leonie Orton says: “Over the years, young men I’ve never met have come up to say they were closeted until they read Joe’s diary, that’s part of his legacy.”

Bridget Galton talks to Gospel Oak actor and playwright Milly Thomas about creating parts for women that don’t divide them into ‘shrews and whores’

it’s telling that when Beale steps into the spotlight to directly deliver Shakespeare’s farewell to the stage it’s the night’s least gimmicky yet most affecting moment

It’s The Sun wot won it in this energetic probe into the origins of tabloid populism

Call the Midwife star Bryony Hannah has hung up her habit to “get back to theatre”. She tells Bridget Galton why her first role will be at The Park Theatre in Kevin Elyot’s bittersweet Twilight Song

Under the Age UK Camden’s Good Neighbour Scheme, theatre manager Neal Foster was matched with 97-year-old Rose Zierer and visited her Chalk Farm home weekly for six years

Inspired by the peaceful protests by Argentinean mothers over the fate of the “disappeared” Amy Draper brings her unique blend of political cabaret, woven around an intimate family narrative

“Aren’t you turning thirty any day now? I will die before I turn thirty in a cubicle.”

Bridget Galton talks to Kae Alexander about her latest role in a satire on workplace warfare showing at the Hampstead Theatre

Mikel Murfi’s wondrous one-man show, fittingly performed on the bare, makeshift stage of the Tricycle’s cinema is the sequel to his much-loved The Man in the Woman’s Shoes

A musical about an Evangelical American TV channel hitting the shores of sexually repressed Blighty should appeal

Juliet Stevenson says her fears about playing Hamlet’s mother were allayed by Robert Icke’s rich and passionate production

It’s taken two years for Nikolai Foster’s production of Annie to transfer from Leicester’s Curve to the West End. It’s a pity it wasn’t sooner.

Despite its ambition and having plenty of potential resonance, Common is dense and wilfully bewildering with little space for development

Rylance and fellow actor Kika Markham will perform dramatic readings from texts which question embedded notions about war, and offer a fresh take on history that might point an end to the conflicts of today.

Bridget Galton samples a hotel’s drive to get guests sampling London culture with a trip to see Bernstein’s jazzy Broadway musical in Regent’s Park’s famous open air theatre

At its heart is an examination of how people embrace competitive outrage and offence, seeming to go out of their way to pose as holier than though and just that bit more PC than the next person.

John Boyega stars in Jack Thorne’s version of Georg Büchner’s play about a young soldier driven to madness and murder, but a clichéd script does a disservice to issues surrounding veteran mental health

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