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Mark Douet

5 STARS, April 13 – May 6. The Rose Theatre's production of Much Ado Nothing gives an imaginative Mafia spa twist to a much-loved Shakespearean classic, says Alan Long more

Theatre/Arts

4 STARS, April 11-14. Vibrant and beautifully-cast, Amanda Hodges enjoys a sparkling new production of a classic Lloyd-Webber hit more

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Jane Hobson

5 STARS, March 28-29. Richard Davies enjoys a world class performance of dance by the Rambert company at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking as part of their UK tour more

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4 STARS, March 28-31. A fresh interpretation of an Agatha Christie classic, says Alison Hunt more

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It’s almost 30 years since Lisa Stansfield stormed the UK charts with her debut album, Affection. As Jane McGowan discovers, however, the Lancashire lass is still in tune with the times more

Interviews

Jane McGowan catches up with former Strictly favourite Ian Waite as he embarks on a UK tour more

Interviews

Former Bake Off star Mel Giedroyc talks to Jane McGowan about why she is happy to be swapping soggy bottoms for Shakespeare more

Interviews

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Robert Workman

5 STARS, March 13-17. Richard Davies is thrilled by Cats – The Musical at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre more

Theatre/Arts

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Manuel Harlan

Best known for his primetime roles in EastEnders and Holby City, Paul Bradley tells Jane McGowan why he’s glad to be back treading the boards more

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©Tristram Kenton

2 STARS, Feb 15 – March 10. Derek Jarman’s iconic punk film Jubilee (1978), adapted for stage by Chris Goode on the 40th Anniversary of its release, stampedes its way into the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith more

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2 STARS, Feb 16-17. This confused production turns a cracking Gothic story into a hammy melodrama more

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If the play’s the thing, get them watching early. Samantha Laurie on some new initiatives in early years theatre more

Kids/Schools

Jane McGowan meets Doc Martin star Caroline Catz as she prepares to get in touch with the darker side of life more

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Matt Pereira

3.5 STARS, Feb 3-24. The GSC sheds new light on the tale of star-cross’d lovers more

Theatre/Arts

Are British kids ready for American-style summer camps? Samantha Laurie looks at the best residential kids camps in Blighty. more

Kids/Schools

4 STARS, Jan 31 – Feb 3. A sparkling cast do a great job with Wilde’s over familiar classic, says Alice Cairns more

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5 STARS, Jan 30 – Feb 3. This musical about the comeback King of Rock and Roll could change the mind of even the most cold-hearted Elvis sceptic, says Alice Cairns more

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4 STARS, Jan 29 – Feb 3. Richard Davies is highly impressed by Teddington Theatre Company’s production of A View from the Bridge, but hasn’t changed his opinion of the play itself more

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Comedian Lucy Porter talks to Jane McGowan about motherhood, marriage and misogynist hecklers more

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Manuel Harlan

Jane McGowan meets composer and performer Joe Stilgoe as he swings into town with a new musical version of Kipling’s The Jungle Book more

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