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  • Dear England
    Touching, funny retelling of Gareth Southgate’s quiet revolution

    National Theatre, London
    It’s a game of two halves, but James Graham’s dramatisation of Southgate rescuing a languishing England team delivers tension and movement
  • ‘If you get your phone out, I’m going to lose it’
    Charlie Stemp, Britain’s musicals megastar

  • Safe pair of hands or time for a shakeup?
    Who’s going to get the biggest job in UK theatre?

  • The Third Man: A Musical Thriller
    Atmospheric and eccentric version of classic noir

  • School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play review – clever comedy

    Miriam Gillinson
  • ‘Don’t be frightened of chaos’
    Mark Rylance answers questions from readers and famous fans

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  • Roman Holiday review – movie magic gets lost in translation

    Despite charismatic performances and real chemistry, the classic Audrey Hepburn romcom falters in its transition into a Cole Porter jukebox musical
  • The week in theatre: Romeo and Juliet; When Winston Went to War With the Wireless; Groundhog Day – review

  • Jack Whitehall review – perennial kidult’s cartoonish comedy

    • The Crucible review – a witch hunt for truth-denying times

    • English National Ballet: Cinderella review – perfectly lovely romance

    • Romeo and Juliet review – Rebecca Frecknall’s dance to the death

    • Aditi Mittal review – rich people’s problems upstage lockdown laughs

    • Frank and Percy review – McKellen and Allam’s banter meanders into romance

    • 42nd Street review – frivolous fantasy given punch, precision and panache

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  • 'A scramble of ideas'
    How Glasgow became a hive of experimental performance

    Lyndsey Winship
    Our series on regional dance scenes continues in the Scottish city where a close-knit group of artists with a DIY spirit have found a willing audience
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  • ‘People were baffled and scared’
    The vital failure of my fringe debut

    Robin Ince
  • Bridget Christie
    ‘My reproductive life is over? That’s liberating!’

    Emine Saner
  • ‘I like to slag off the headliner’
    What is it like to do standup at a music festival?

    Rachael Healy
  • Alison Spittle
    ‘Think of the most shameful thing you have done, then imagine your mum watching!’

    Liam Pape
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  • Michael Billington
    Rufus Norris has made the NT more diverse – on both sides of the curtain

    Michael Billington
  • Drama about NHS creator Nye Bevan is among 12 new National Theatre plays

    Harriet Sherwood
  • Edinburgh festival
    David Lescot’s play Dough weighs a man’s life in his bank balance

    Kim Willsher
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Pictures & video

  • Glenda Jackson
    A life in pictures

  • Tony awards
    Jodie Comer and J Harrison Ghee speak after picking up Tony awards



    History was made with two actors becoming the first non-binary winners of acting Tonys
  • Tony awards
    Red carpet looks and best of the show

    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michelle Williams, Barry Manilow and Jessica Chastain were among the crowd for the 76th annual Tony Awards, held in New York on Sunday
  • Wayne McGregor’s UniVerse
    A Dark Crystal Odyssey

    Tristram Kenton
  • Backstage at the Olivier awards 2023

    David Levene
  • The Royal Shakespeare Company unveils Hamnet

  • A Ukrainian ballerina displaced by war

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