Jane EyreGrand Theatre, Leeds/Touring4/5
“READER, I married him,” from Jane Eyre is one of the most famous lines in literature — and it’s notably absent from Sally Cookson’s adaptation of...
Thursday 10th Aug 2017
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There's much to admire in a new play about the 19th-century enclosures in England, says PETER MASON, but it's dramatic intentions are ultimately unclear
Wednesday 21st Jun 2017
Inua Ellams’s hugely entertaining new play explores challenging issues, says INDIE PURCELL
Wednesday 14th Jun 2017
IT SEEMS as if the popularity of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, which returns to the National Theatre after its triumphant premiere in 1979, has not waned. It’s already sold out until next...
Tuesday 8th Nov 2016
Talking about cancer is something of a taboo which a deeply affecting musical encourages us to confront, says KATHERINE M GRAHAM
Thursday 27th Oct 2016
MARY CONWAY sees a menacing psychological thriller at the National Theatre whose visual brilliance dilutes its narrative impact
Wednesday 26th Oct 2016
Making all other “in-yer-face” dramas look like drawing-room comedies, Sarah Kane's Cleansed has to be one of the most violent, brutal, sexually explicit and fearlessly visceral plays written.
It plunders the...
Friday 26th Feb 2016
MARY CONWAY recommends a revelatory staging of DH Lawrence’s trilogy set in a Nottinghamshire mining community at the turn of the last century
Wednesday 4th Nov 2015
MICHAL BONCZA recommends Timberlake Wertenbaker’s drama about the redemptive power of theatre for a group of felons in 18th-century Australia
Thursday 3rd Sep 2015
National Theatre, London SE1
Thursday 7th May 2015