Theatre

Why I’m not celebrating Billy Elliot’s 10th birthday

This film/musical is nasty piece of ideology from which no one may dissent.

5 February 2015

The Hard Problem: dodging the big questions

Tom Stoppard’s latest play is an insubstantial pageant of artful materialism.

23 January 2015

Stephen Sondheim: a puzzling genius

The secret of the lyricist-composer’s success? Hard work, a love of crosswords and brilliant librettos.

28 November 2014

Theory and thuggery in the slums of Bombay

David Hare’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers: a portrait of poverty that lacks perspective.