Zawe Ashton

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Quarantine Players: stars and theatre fans unite to perform Shakespeare solos
The Guardian and Shakespeare’s Globe present three new versions of speeches from the Bard’s plays, performed by professional actors and theatre lovers around the world

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

23, Apr, 2020 @11:24 AM

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Top 10 theatre shows of 2019
Katori Hall gave us a miracle, Caryl Churchill delivered a dark quartet and Tom Hiddleston astounded in Betrayal. But the year’s highlight was a breathtaking Ibsen with Hayley Atwell

Michael Billington

17, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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For All the Women Who Thought They Were Mad review – a great unravelling
Zawe Ashton aims high with this intricate dissection of race and gender but a smart ending can’t save this muddled show

Arifa Akbar

18, Oct, 2019 @12:51 PM

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Zawe Ashton: ‘It’s not a wedding dress – but it marks my biggest, riskiest commitment’
The actor and author on how the sophisticated, subverted trouser suit she wore to her book launch made her feel like the experimental indie artist she is

As told to Leah Harper

11, Jun, 2019 @4:10 PM

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Betrayal review – Hiddleston is superb in haunting drama of deception
Tom Hiddleston conveys unhealed emotional wounds in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Harold Pinter’s play

Michael Billington

14, Mar, 2019 @12:26 AM

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'I hate talking about class': Zawe Ashton on acting, privilege and being bullied
Best known for Fresh Meat, she now stars with Tom Hiddleston in Pinter’s Betrayal. Zawe Ashton talks about bullying, Michelle Obama and why she finds language such a turn on

Martha Hayes

03, Mar, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Velvet Buzzsaw review – Netflix art world horror is flawed but fun
Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo reunite with Nightcrawler writer-director Dan Gilroy for a silly-but-energetic film that tries to match scares with satire

Benjamin Lee

29, Jan, 2019 @12:41 AM

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Wanderlust review – the steamiest show on TV? Let’s just say there are some exciting new possibilities
It’s affected and too slow, but some stellar performances keep things interesting

Sam Wollaston

04, Sep, 2018 @9:00 PM

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Zawe Ashton: ‘I’m a card-carrying existentialist’
She was brilliantly tough as Vod in student comedy Fresh Meat. But the actor, writer, producer and director is much softer in the flesh – and riven by angst

Nosheen Iqbal

24, Jul, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Period dramas: menstruation really can be a bloody nightmare
Zawe Ashton spoke for women everywhere when she talked about her fear of getting her period on stage. This is something, writes Eva Wiseman, men simply do not understand

Eva Wiseman

09, Jul, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Zawe Ashton: I've tried therapy and booze, but nothing helps as much as TK Maxx
When it comes to grief, anxiety or even post-audition stress, this upscale jumble sale is where I go to breathe

Zawe Ashton

20, May, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Damian Lewis and Zawe Ashton among stars for new set of Shakespeare Solos
Lewis plays Antony and Ashton performs ‘All the world’s a stage’ for our video series, which features Riz Ahmed, Laura Carmichael and Paterson Joseph

Chris Wiegand

03, May, 2016 @6:00 AM

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