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BWW Interview: Simon Russell Beale

The actor discusses his passion for classical music and City of London Sinfonia’s Closer: A Soldier’s Tale. 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

This week on theartsdesk, a feast of theatrical openings, from Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen to an epic Jane Eyre, plus Ai Weiwei, Courtney Pine, and a TV costume drama battle royale. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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Ten great plays set in summer

To coincide with the opening of Three Days in The Country, Patrick Marber’s new adaption of Turgenev, I’ve rounded up 10 other great plays set in the summer, from bucolic romance and adolescent yearning to fiery conflict and family combustion. Read my … Continue reading

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Going through the motions

There are two main paths you can take when staging a classic: honour its roots with a traditional production, or attempt to shed new light on it with a bold, novel interpretation. Darker Purpose Theatre’s King Lear at The Cockpit aims for … Continue reading

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Wonderfully lucid Lear with a licence to thrill

Fresh from Skyfall triumph, Sam Mendes swaps Bond for the Bard and Daniel Craig for long-time collaborator Simon Russell Beale in a wonderfully lucid King Lear, certain to please aficionados and win over newcomers. Mendes’s Lear is the tyrant of … Continue reading

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