Phyllida Lloyd

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Zainab Hasan: a remarkable star calling time on stereotypes
In our new series profiling exciting theatre talents, the actor-writer remembers lessons from Phyllida Lloyd and rapping in Molière

Arifa Akbar

03, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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'I don't want another blockbuster!' How Phyllida Lloyd is following up Mamma Mia! and The Iron Lady
After scoring two global hits, the director has made a low-budget film about a mother who builds her way out of homelessness – and it’s inspired by an article in the Guardian

Cath Clarke

05, Oct, 2020 @4:45 AM

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London film festival to be 'most accessible yet' as lineup unveiled
Organisers say they are ‘going big’ with screenings online and in independent cinemas

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

08, Sep, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Play on! 12 of the best Shakespeare productions to stream
Theatres may be closed but you can celebrate the Bard’s birthday on Thursday by watching one of his plays online

Chris Wiegand

22, Apr, 2020 @11:06 AM

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The most exciting movies of 2020 – dramas
Paul Thomas Anderson announces his new film, Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play a long-term couple and Tom Hanks maximises his awards chances with three releases

Guardian Film

30, Dec, 2019 @2:47 PM

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'A world to escape into': how theatre gives prisoners a way out
The show Inside Bitch, made by women with experience of the penal system, dismantles Bad Girls stereotypes, while new play The Jumper Factory explores fear behind men’s bravado

Matt Trueman

26, Feb, 2019 @6:00 AM

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We condemn the destruction of Gaza cultural centre in Israeli airstrike | Letter
Letter: Fourteen leading playwrights and theatre directors, including Mike Bartlett, Caryl Churchill, Vicky Featherstone and Rufus Norris, describe the great rage and deep pain of their Palestinian friends and colleagues


16, Aug, 2018 @2:56 PM

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On my radar: Phyllida Lloyd’s cultural highlights
The British director on the genius of Joan Armatrading, the best organic pub in London, and the film she turns to for inspiration

Kathryn Bromwich

17, Jun, 2018 @9:00 AM

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'People scoffed at it!' The unstoppable all-female Shakespeare uprising
Their Julius Caesar was met with applause – and derision. As Josie Rourke and Kate Pakenham prepare to leave the Donmar, they reflect on how they changed the theatre landscape

Charlotte Higgins

13, Jun, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Tina; A Clockwork Orange; Instructions for Correct Assembly – review
Adrienne Warren is a knockout as Tina Turner, droog culture rules in Liverpool. Plus, how to build a flat-pack child

Susannah Clapp

22, Apr, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Tina review – whirlwind Turner tribute leaves you breathless
Phyllida Lloyd’s musical is a heady celebration of triumph over adversity, with an astonishing turn by Adrienne Warren

Michael Billington

17, Apr, 2018 @9:00 PM

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Macbeth review – musically formidable revival of Verdi's opera
Željko Lučić and Anna Netrebko give powerful performances and Phyllida Lloyd directs this imperfect yet intriguing revamp

Tim Ashley

27, Mar, 2018 @12:29 PM

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