The shipyard painter, political activist and razor-sharp cartoonist Bob Starrett has just written a new book The Way I See It on his eventful life and times. Below we reprint one of his stories and review an essential read
ROALD Dahl's black humour realises children's fantasies and fears, although the first half of Jonathan Church's production was too literary and low-key, so that a scary atmosphere seemed a long time coming, writes JOHN MOORE.
PICK: GEOFF BOTTOMS enjoys a traditional Celtic story as a welcome change from the standard panto at the Dukes.
London Assurance may have had them rolling in the aisles in 1841, but, unfortunately, in 2004, Dion Boucicault's play is a lame and somewhat pedestrian affair.
For Christmas this year, the Arcola is presenting Moliere's 17th-century classic Tartuffe.
Nicholas Hytner's production of Philip Pullman's fantastical trilogy based on Milton's Paradise Lost is nothing less than a marathon of theatrics.
PICK: MIKE PARKER finds that the rewrite of a play that caused a riot in 1907 is now an enjoyable way to spend an evening.
THERE was a time when British actors could fill West End theatres on their names alone.
The Young Playwrights season continues with A Girl in a Car with a Man. Now, that sounds interesting.
IN Santiago's cigar factory, like most others in 1920s Florida, the workers have a tradition of hiring a lector to read to them.