Music and Performance
07 April 2003
Sometimes, even with Broadway musicals, smaller can be better. In Ragtime, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, working...
Culture
31 March 2003
Among recent discussions of changeovers at London's theatre companies, rather too little attention has been paid to...
Culture
24 March 2003
The Sean Mathias revival of Strindberg's Dance of Death, which comes to the Lyric on Shaftesbury Avenue from a...
Culture
17 March 2003
0n his way out of the stage door at the National after six years, Trevor Nunn has found that most elusive of South Bank...
Culture
10 March 2003
After six years, Trevor Nunn bids farewell to the National Theatre. His parting play, Love's Labour's Lost, reflects...
Culture
03 March 2003
The new Hampstead Theatre is very glamorous. Or maybe that was just the stars who turned out on opening night....
Culture
24 February 2003
This year, every London theatre and company from the National to the Almeida to Hampstead is changing its artistic...
Culture
17 February 2003
In the history of British writing about India, no story has been more hauntingly adapted than E M Forster's A Passage...
Culture
06 January 2003
Michael Grandage's artistic directorship of the Donmar Warehouse opens with a revival of The Vortex. In a thoughtful...
Culture
02 December 2002
Ed Hall's new Macbeth at the Albery is a bitter, black and bloody triumph. It takes its mood from that of its star,...
Culture
25 November 2002
The title refers to a map of the world, but Shelagh Stephenson's new play, Mappa Mundi, really gives us only the map of...
Culture
18 November 2002
To understand what has gone so horribly wrong over here with a musical that has been running triumphantly in Paris...
Culture
11 November 2002
An interest to be declared first: Somerset Maugham wrote Home and Beauty in 1918 for my grandmother Gladys Cooper, then...
Culture
04 November 2002
Let us suppose, if only for the length of this review, that Shakespeare had never written Twelfth Night. Let us suppose...
Culture
28 October 2002
It is wonderful to have two of our greatest Dames, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, together on stage for the first time...

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