Jan Poklewski

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The Herd at the Bush Theatre

Rory Kinnear has dazzled on stage and screen as an actor, but his debut play is perhaps his best effort yet, writes Dominic Cavendish.<p><b>Rory Kinnear</b>, son of Roy, is beginning to stand out from the herd as never before. <b>Count Arthur Strong,</b> in which he co-stars, is currently enjoying repeats on BBC …

Theatre: theatre news and events across West London - Get West London

• Most Read<br>• Most Recent<p><i>Family & Kids</i><b>World's fastest zipline is returning to London and it looks absolutely INCREDIBLE - here's how to book</b><p>Thrill-seekers …

Routes

"To live." These two words sum up the simple motivations of a father, who, having been deported from the UK, attempts to re-enter under an alias. His …

Ghosts

Murky old play, Ibsen's <i>Ghosts</i>, but treated with his customary lucidity by director Stephen Unwin, making his swansong at the Rose (after six years) …

Scenes from a Marriage

"I live a good life, I like my life" one character tells another in the opening moments of Trevor Nunn's stage version of Ingmar Bergman's film. It's …

When Midnight Strikes

The Gatehouse pub has hosted many a production in its upstairs theatre and this British musical is another success to add to its list.<p>With a book and …

Behind the scenes of The Light Princess, a musical by Tori Amos

Tori Amos is among those bringing to life a musical version of a Victorian fairy tale, The Light Princess, for the National Theatre. Sheryl Garratt reports. Photographs by Gautier Deblonde.<p>It is a Tuesday lunchtime in August at the Jerwood Space, a rehearsal studio in south-east London that is …

Should theatre tickets come with a money-back guarantee? – open thread

A night at the theatre can feel like a big investment. If, halfway through, you realise you loathe the show and walk out, then you've wasted both money and time.<p>But what if your ticket came with a money-back guarantee, enabling you to book in the knowledge that, if you feel compelled to leave at …

Survey of theatre-going intentions throws up surprising results

A higher proportion of people went to the theatre last year than attended a music concert or sporting event, with teenagers saying they are more likely to go than older people, a survey will say on Thursday.<p>The research seems to defy any notion that theatre audiences are intrinsically middle-class …

London could do more to help small theatres, report says

Tube posters for West End shows that have been left beyond their expiry date should make way for adverts promoting the capital's small theatres, a report says.<p>A six-month investigation into the health of London's small theatres reveals nearly half feel insecure about their financial future and more …

The best theatre of autumn 2013: from Richard II to Let The Right One In

<b>The Scottsboro Boys</b><p>For those of us who despair of the modern musical's narcissistic obsession with showbiz, this piece should come as a salutary shock. Created by John Kander and Fred Ebb, whose many hits include Cabaret and Chicago, it deals with the notorious case of nine black teenage boys …

Seitz: Is There Any Satisfying Way to End a Modern Drama?

Walter White goes free. Walter White redeems himself. Walter White dies of cancer. Walter White gets buried in the desert and eaten alive by ants. …

Official: Trevor Nunn to Direct FATAL ATTRACTION Stage Adaptation at Theatre Royal Haymarket; Previews to Begin 8 March

FATAL ATTRACTION is headed to the West End.<p>It was confirmed today that tickets are now on sale (as of 20 September 2013) for the world stage premiere …

1984 – review

The Party plays plenty of mind games in George Orwell's novel about a world ruled by the all-seeing Big Brother, where love is forbidden, history erased and language twisted. Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, co-creators of this stage version, are not afraid of playing a few of their own in their …

Tori Amos interview: 'I know what musical whoring does'

‘I think pressure’s sexy,’ purrs Tori Amos from her spot behind the piano. The US singer-songwriter peers down her glasses at me with a knowing …

Miley Cyrus

Dancing Kafka | by Laura Marsh | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Edward Watson’s performance as Gregor Samsa in <i>The Metamorphosis</i> shows how thin the line between the beautiful and the grotesque can be in ballet. …

Anatomy of a Murder

<b>3Space Hub, Audit House, Blackfriars</b><p>Best known for the 1950s courtroom drama film starring Jimmy Stewart, <i>Anatomy of a Murder</i> was re-written as a play …

The London Magazine

• <b>Tweet this</b>• <b><br>Share this</b>• <b><br>Email this</b><p>Arriving from the Ustinov Studio (Theatre Royal Bath), having already received a big thumbs-up from the critics, <i>The</i> …

Fifty Words

Michael Weller is one of America's very best contemporary playwrights; "Talkin' 'bout my generation" could be his motto, from his early ensemble …

The American Plan, at St James Theatre

Rising star Luke Allen-Gale excels in US playwright Richard Greenberg's family drama, The American Plan, says Tim Walker.<p>One of the most memorable landings I ever made was at Paro International Airport in the tiny kingdom of Bhutan. With strong headwinds and impenetrable cloud cover, the captain …

Review: Once, Phoenix Theatre, London

There's a mock-up of a Dublin bar on the stage of the Phoenix Theatre (all foxed mirrors and nicotine-stained walls) and in the build-up to the show …

The Color Purple

This is the kind of musical theatre the Menier does best: a fresh, stripped back look at a past Broadway hit with a smart, tight band and a …

Why is it acceptable for an able-bodied actor to play a disabled character? We no longer accept white actors blacking up – yet the able-bodied Daniel Radcliffe is playing a physically disabled character in the West End. How come? - http://gu.com/p/3gypk/tw Photograph: Johan Persson

Center Theatre Group Press Kit

This is Center Theatre Group’s press kit, which includes up-to-date information about the organization and photos of the three theatres.

Midnight matinees: late night theatrics at Shakespeare’s Globe – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 2:30 pm, June 20, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment<p>In Shakespeare’s day, a trip to the theatre inevitably involved a long afternoon spent …

Five ways to make theatre-going more enjoyable

Last week, I suffered an unwelcome theatrical first. In 16 years as the <i>Observer</i>'s theatre critic, I have never disturbed a performance with an …

Review – The Drowned Man, National Theatre at Temple Studios

It’s been three years since the Whingers tramped out to God-knows-where to see the site-specific, promenady Punchdrunk production <i>The Duchess of Malfi</i> …

Ben Miles to play Cromwell in RSC's Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies adaptions

Ben Miles will play Thomas Cromwell in the RSC stage adaptions of Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies.<p>The Royal Shakespeare Company has cast its <b>stage adaptions</b> of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, the Man Booker Prize-winning novels by Hilary …