Culture
05 June 2006
The Copenhagen Ring cycle is fundamentally anti-Wagnerian. The composer employed timeless myths, but director Kasper...
Culture
29 May 2006
The Changeling has something for all the family: three murders, a brutal rape, the amputation of a finger from a corpse...
Culture
22 May 2006
"As to the rumours of my retirement, I am not retiring yet." This defiant assertion, which might have issued from the...
Culture
08 May 2006
The Voysey Inheritance is a witty, hundred-year-old satire on middle-class hypocrisy. To the humilia-tion and shock of...
Culture
01 May 2006
Noël Coward's play Hay Fever has the flimsiest of plots but is none the less a masterpiece of comic writing. Four...
Culture
24 April 2006
Francisco Pizarro's conquest of the Inca empire is fascinating history. He achieved it with fewer than 200 men, who...
Culture
17 April 2006
"Half your family has pissed off to Spain and the other half is just pissed off." This line, deliv-ered by Dawn French...
Culture
10 April 2006
Within a couple of years of Samuel Beckett's death in 1989, the Gate Theatre, Dublin, mounted a festival in which all...
Culture
03 April 2006
Now that our lattes bear inscriptions such as "The liquid in this container may be hot", it is perhaps not surprising...
Culture
27 March 2006
Admirers of the golden age of American theatre, which illuminated the mid-20th century, have enjoyed a feast in London...
Culture
20 March 2006
The curtain fell on Arthur Miller's Resurrection Blues at the Old Vic to muted applause, and a distinctly miserable...
Culture
13 March 2006
In his new play, Mark Ravenhill transports us to a nightmarish future. Something called "the cut" plays an important,...
Culture
06 March 2006
Stephen Unwin's Hamlet, which has now reached London's West End, is a thing of beauty. On the tiny stage of the New...
Culture
27 February 2006
A hard-hitting play that spares no blushes, Honour, by the Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, charts the...
UK Politics
20 February 2006
Once you have seen Thatcher: the musical, the main surprise is that this epic life was not brought to the stage before...

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