Carrie Cracknell updates this 1925 German opera to modern Britain and it is a triumph.
The Match Box – Tricycle Theatre/The Hothouse – Trafalgar Studios Transformed – review by Carole Woddis.
Frank McGuinness, Harold Pinter, two giants and masters of their genre.
Norbert Hirschhorn finds much to think about and admire in Dannie Abse’s new collection
Somerset Maugham is probably a name that means little to today’s generation. Yet, like Terence Rattigan, he was one of Britain’s most popular and leading playwrights.
New chapbooks by Fiona Moore and Chrissy Williams make favourable impressions on Thomas Ovans
With every passing week, London seems to sprout another new theatre venue, converted from some old industrial wasteland, derelict factory or dockyard premises. And now here’s another, new to me but apparently in its second year of operation and certainly worth checking out.
Kerrin P Sharpe’s new collection receives warm approval from Norbert Hirschhorn.
Michael Bartholomew-Biggs enjoys an amusing (and sometimes tender) poetic “biography” by Peter Phillips
The Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei’s iconic face stares out of the Hampstead theatre programme. One of the most famous profiles in western Art, he has become a symbol for the struggle for human rights and freedom of expression the world over.
Translating Against the Odds: Wendy Klein discusses Yvonne Green’s new versions of Semyon Lipkin’s poetry
Janice Okoh’s Three Birds, which won the prestigious Bruntwood playwriting prize for 2011, was warmly praised by Simon Stephens, one of this country’s foremost playwrights and Chair of the judges for the award.
On a Thursday evening in April teeth chattering with the cold I made my way to the Whitstable Comedy Club located on the harbour’s East Key.