The Guardian & The Telegraph

Theatre News from The Guardian & The Telegraphic newspapers in the U.K.

Kamila Shamsie on Trench Brothers: an ode to whitewashed war heroes
The stories of more than a million men who fought in the first world war for Britain – and against racism in their own ranks – have gone untold. A...
Melbourne festival 2018: a clay diorama devastates as old and new worlds collide
Flight tells the now familiar story of two orphaned Afghans fleeing their home but uses an unusual storytelling method Backstage at Melbourne’s Arts Centre, patrons line up, receive a headset...
Fel Anifail review – an unnerving world of shadows and secrets
Sherman theatre, CardiffA couple stranded in an unsettling rural landscape are haunted by the past in Meic Povey’s richly poetic drama Defi (Wyn Bowen Harries) and Mair (Morfudd Hughes) are...
Andrew Lloyd Webber unveils 'wall of fame' at London Palladium
Installation by the stage door honours stars including Bruce Forsyth, Cilla Black and Cliff Richard Andrew Lloyd Webber has unveiled a “wall of fame” installation on the exterior of the...
The Lost Disc review – tall tale of a great Glastonbury bootleg
Soho theatre, LondonWill Adamsdale shapeshifts to play a crooner, a troubadour and a country singer in an ambitious mockumentary show ‘Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician,”...
Fel Anifail review – an unnerving world of shadows and secrets
Sherman theatre, CardiffA couple stranded in an unsettling rural landscape are haunted by the past in Meic Povey’s richly poetic drama Defi (Wyn Bowen Harries) and Mair (Morfudd Hughes) are...
The Lost Disc review – tall tale of a great Glastonbury bootleg
Soho theatre, LondonWill Adamsdale shapeshifts to play a crooner, a troubadour and a country singer in an ambitious mockumentary show ‘Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician,”...
The Wider Earth review – Natural History Museum's Darwin spectacular
Natural History Museum, LondonCharles Darwin’s adventures aboard the HMS Beagle are told through engrossing puppetry and painterly projections This is an unusual enterprise. The museum’s Jerwood Gallery has been turned...
Been So Long review – Michaela Coel tremendous in movie musical
Coel and Arinzé Kene are captivating as an unlikely couple who meet on a night out in Camden in this beguiling love story Been So Long is a likable movie...
Mother Courage and Her Children review – shockingly contemporary
Albion Electric Warehouse, LeedsThe audience becomes part of the action in this tremendous promenade production of Brecht’s antiwar, anti-capitalist play Red Ladder is 50 this year. For a company that...
Olivier awards rename best director prize after omitting Peter Hall tribute
Theatre gala organisers apologise for ‘serious error’ in leaving the influential director out of this year’s In Memoriam segment Organisers of the Olivier awards have said they will rename future...
Behind the scenes at the Olivier awards – in pictures
Guardian photographer David Levene was backstage at Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, south-west London Continue reading...
'It’s very difficult to be mad as hell': the Olivier awards' best quotes
Highlights from the speeches given by Bryan Cranston, Jez Butterworth, Sheila Atim and others at the 2018 Oliviers Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards Bryan Cranston (best actor,...
Theatreland stars turn out for Olivier awards – in pictures
London’s Royal Albert Hall hosts the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards Continue reading...
Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, the National Theatre and Bryan Cranston also come up trumps Hamilton, the stage juggernaut that is arguably the most popular and influential musical for a generation,...

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