Stage

Article image
The best theatre to stream this month: Dancing at Dusk, Maryland and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes international festivals, Gemma Arterton in The Duchess of Malfi and Christopher Plummer in The Tempest

Chris Wiegand

30, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

Article image
Favour review – a moving addiction drama with occasional lapses
Bush theatre, London
Three generations of a working-class Muslim family clash in Ambreen Razia’s meditation on the complexities of motherhood

Arifa Akbar

30, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

Article image
The Fellowship review – ambitious drama overstuffed with issues
Strong performances carry this family drama by Roy Williams in which urgent themes don’t have enough space to grow

Anya Ryan

29, Jun, 2022 @11:34 AM

Article image
Beyond The Comic Strip: what does ‘alternative comedy’ mean in 2022?
A scene that started as a counter to straight standup at the end of the 1970s is still hard to peg – but it’s much more than just weird stuff that doesn’t work on telly

Rachael Healy

29, Jun, 2022 @11:11 AM

Article image
Marina Keet obituary
Other lives: Dancer and choreographer specialising in Spanish dance who wrote several books on the subject

Vicky Grut

28, Jun, 2022 @4:49 PM

Article image
Evelyn review – identity drama spoiled by a Punch and Judy cameo
The use of puppets to portray mob justice is not the only bad call in a play that rarely achieves enough dramatic tension

Arifa Akbar

28, Jun, 2022 @2:17 PM

Article image
Patrick Kielty: Borderline review – cautionary Northern Irish tales
At a crisis point for his country, Kielty’s ‘module on borders’ is warm and engaging, though his even-handedness dims some of the laughter

Brian Logan

28, Jun, 2022 @2:06 PM

Article image
Muppet power! RSC uses puppet legends for My Neighbour Totoro staging
The RSC’s version of the Japanese classic has smashed box office records – before the curtain’s even gone up. We meet the Jim Henson puppeteers bringing Studio Ghibli’s beloved fluffy monsters to life

Chris Wiegand

28, Jun, 2022 @1:39 PM

Article image
‘Why can’t we do it?’: the Ringham brothers’ daring sound designs
Having settled the ‘sound wars’ of their childhood, Ben and Max Ringham reveal how they went from drum’n’bass maestros to prolific theatrical duo

Arifa Akbar

28, Jun, 2022 @11:20 AM

Article image
Arrest that joke! A history of gags so offensive that punters called the cops
Standup Joe Lycett has revealed that he was reported to police for one of his routines. From Sacha Baron Cohen to Jo Brand, our writer looks at what happens when laughter and the law collide

Brian Logan

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

Article image
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World review – superhero sisters
Rousing children’s musical provides a zippy guide to the great women of history that sets toes tapping and young minds alight

Arifa Akbar

27, Jun, 2022 @12:57 PM

Article image
Isy Suttie: ‘I was like: are they just here to see Dobby?’
The actor, writer, musician, podcaster and comedian is returning to standup after overwork and parenthood left her burnt out. She discusses motherhood, Fomo and life after Peep Show

Rachel Aroesti

27, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

1 / 3,074 pages