Theatre

A Shaw thing

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26 January, 2017
by JACK COURTNEY O'CONNOR

FOUNDED in 1941 after the Irish wit and fabian socialist George Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Society recently moved from Conway Hall to the Actors Centre in Tower Street.

Us/Them at Dorfman Theatre

Photo: Murdo Macleod
Photo: Murdo Macleod
Published: 
30 January, 2017
by LUCY POPESCU

IT'S hard to imagine how anyone could possibly conceive of, let alone create, a family show from a real-life tragedy that left over 330 dead, including 186 children.

David Spicer’s new comedy, Raising Martha, encompasses animal welfare, human remains, familial squabbles, a corrupt copper and six-foot frogs, but favours quick laughs over a meaningful plot. Read Lucy Popescu's plot.

Raising Martha at Park Theatre 200

Gwyneth Keyworth in Raising Martha. PHOTO: DARREN BELL
Gwyneth Keyworth in Raising Martha. PHOTO: DARREN BELL
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26 January, 2017
by LUCY POPESCU

DAVID Spicer’s new comedy, Raising Martha, encompasses animal welfare, human remains, familial squabbles, a corrupt copper and six-foot frogs, but favours quick laughs over a meaningful plot.

Drama queen: why Michelle Collins commissioned her own play

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Former soap actress decided against waiting for the right role to come along

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Twenty years after directing its West End debut, Matthew Warchus revives Art at The Old Vic. Sipora Levy reviews the play.

Art at Old Vic

Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell in Art. PHOTO: MANUEL HARLAN
Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell in Art. PHOTO: MANUEL HARLAN
Published: 
05 January, 2017
by SIPORA LEVY

TWENTY years after directing its West End debut, Matthew Warchus revives Art at The Old Vic.

How about good, cool and sexy for this production of Cole Porter’s masterpiece? It's not only delicious and de-lovely, it’s de-marvellous too. Read Richard Osley's review.