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BWW Interview: Ian Hallard

The actor discusses working with husband Mark Gatiss on the revival of The Boys in the Band at Park Theatre. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Take Five! Spend your tea break with Zoe Wanamaker

As Elegy opens at Donmar Warehouse, here are five of Zoe Wanamaker’s indelible performances. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Pick of the Week

It’s the best of the festivals this week on theartsdesk, with reports from Glastonbury, Hyde Park and Vortex Jazz Club, plus Rob Delaney, the Welsh in Patagonia and David Suchet’s Lady Bracknell. Read my full newsletter here

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Dark night of the soul

With David Suchet hanging up his waxed moustache, the best place to get your whodunit kicks is now the West End, either in form of genuine thriller The Woman in Black or glorious movie pastiche The 39 Steps. Adding to their number is … Continue reading

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Crime capers

People Show, the UK’s longest-running alternative theatre company, offer a wonderfully silly whodunit pastiche in their 121st outing. At the Old Red Lion Theatre The Swinging Sixties were the heyday of freethinking theatre troupe People Show, which burst onto the … Continue reading

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Sweet as strychnine

“What kind of people read detective stories and why?” asks Agatha Christie in her seminal essay Detective Writers in England. The Queen of Crime concludes that our love of whodunits stems from the fact that “the reader can have all the … Continue reading

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