The writer who brought Harry Potter to the stage talks about a difficult childhood, his hopes for Labour, and his new production of Woyzeck.
The National’s new production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night offers a topical reminder of just how fast a joke can turn bad.
Nicholas Lezard's Down and Out.
How the "accidental" tumble came to dominate awards season.
Our sincerest thanks to the pop star for bringing one fleeting moment of edge to a very boring awards show.
The video for “Chained to the Rhythm” is overwhelmingly pastel and batshit crazy. Watch out, this satire is sharp!
Performances by Angela Gheorghiu and Jonas Kaufmann provide the perfect opportunity to reflect on operatic star power.
On the pop culture podcast this week: the biopic Hidden Figures, BBC drama The Moorside and the album Process by Sampha.
Even Adele is Team Beyoncé in an outdated competition.
Most theatre about children is uplifting, feel-good fare. Carly Wijs's show bucks the trend.
Howard Barker’s play In the Depths of Dead Love was picketed on press night. But is it racist, or simply lacking in imagination?
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