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25 May 2018

Identity politics is ruining Shakespeare

Two new productions at The Globe put ‘diversity’ ahead of art.

The #MeToo era needs some hippy spirit

Two new plays reflect how prudish and harsh the gender debate has become.

16 March 2018

Network: dying for ratings

A theatre revival of the 1976 film shines a light on our mad media.

14 December 2017

Rita, Sue and #MeToo

The cancellation of Andrea Dunbar’s play is a disgrace.

26 October 2017

A music-hall Marx

Young Marx is a witty romp through his London struggles.

5 October 2017

Follies: sorrow and spectacle

The Sondheim show has finally got the London run it deserves.

22 September 2017

Oslo: the death of ethical foreign policy

A play on the 1993 Middle East deal reminds us how bad good intentions can be.

18 August 2017

‘I’m never going to have an audience who looks like me’

Shazia Mirza on butt plugs, Brexit and breaking the rules.

17 August 2017

‘Total agreement is the end of thought’

The Majority at the National Theatre probes modern political activism.

10 August 2017

Mrs Orwell: married to two men

The relationship between Eric Blair and George Orwell is the real heart of this play.