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10 July 2018

The King and I: a West End treat

Those crying ‘Western imperialism’ are really missing the point.

6 July 2018

Fearful, joyful sex

The playwright behind The Inheritance talks EM Forster, the AIDS crisis and the eternal joy of sex.

29 June 2018

Martin McDonagh has the last laugh, again

The Lieutenant of Inishmore is as rebellious as it was 20 years ago.

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.