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Theatre & Dance


Woman faints during Cate Blanchett play due to violent scenes

The National Theatre has since issued a warning to ticket holders


Hamilton star raps to stop audience member filming

The Hamilton creator has asked fans: 'Please don't make me do that s*** again'

News Why Stanislavski's 'system' is still used to this day Reviews Manon, London Coliseum, review: Alina Cojocaru is magnificent News Legendary Broadway actress Carol Channing dies, aged 97 Reviews The Queen of Spades review: Definitive performance of majestic score News Louise Redknapp rushed to hospital after 'nasty' fall Reviews Pinter Five/Six review: A superbly curated season continues Reviews Swan Lake, London Coliseum, review: Danced with lively confidence News The Notebook is being turned into a Broadway musical Features Sheila Atim on composing music for her new play Features Is classical ballet sexist? Features

The best theatre of 2018: From Fun Home to Summer and Smoke


Les Patineurs, Winter Dreams and The Concert review, Royal Ballet


The Tragedy of King Richard the Second review: Fresh and challenging


The Convert, Young Vic, review: Has the feeling of a modern classic

Though all the twists in the final section may not quite be believable, the darkening drama is still gripping


The Cane review: Clever, witty and slyly provocative

A baying mob of schoolchildren gang up on a teacher over his past use of the cane, in a play that asks if it’s fair to judge past actions by the standards of the present

Reviews ‘True West’ return is an engaging dose of visceral elation News Dancer Sergei Polunin's Instagram posts cause uproar in Ukraine News Hugh Jackman performs Greatest Showman hits on The Today Show Reviews Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake review: Still a marvel Features How three actors beat Trump’s travel ban to take to the New York stage News Faye Dunaway to play Katharine Hepburn on Broadway Reviews The Royal Ballet's Nutcracker is both opulent and cosy News Kanye West apologises for 'lack of etiquette' at Cher show Features Natasha Gordon: I didn't experience prejudice until going into theatre Women Women need to learn how to be angry, says actor Noma Dumezweni Reviews Magic Mike Live review: Strip show and dance spectacular in one News Hugh Jackman announces worldwide arena tour News

Cate Blanchett's return to London stage to cause ticket frenzy

A ballot system will be in place


Die Stadt ohne Juden review: The live score was disappointing

The music, while valiantly performed, seemed to be trying to attract attention to itself in every bar

News Tom Hiddleston returns to theatre in Harold Pinter's Betrayal Reviews Layla and Majnun, Sadler’s Wells, review: Juicily choreographed Reviews

Pinter Three and Four, review: 'Surprisingly joyous'


King Kong on Broadway reviews round-up


Ian McKellen to celebrate 80th birthday next year with one-man tour

Reviews White Teeth, Kiln Theatre review: First adaptation of Smith's novel Reviews La Bayadère, Royal Opera House review: A night of blazing dancing Home News White theatre director given job meant for black person Reviews ear for eye review: An impassioned play about stalled progress News DUP’s anti-gay comments to be showcased in new Belfast opera Reviews Fire & Fury, Birmingham Royal Ballet review: Lacks theatrical weight Features The all-female play striking an uncanny chord a year on from #MeToo News Yoko Ono, Skepta and Idris Elba to perform at Manchester festival Reviews

Review: Martin McDonagh’s new play lacks intellectual nuance

From the man who wrote and directed ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ comes this determinedly dark and twisted fable that fails to live up to expectations


The collective spreading cheer to Brexit-weary Brits

A duo known as Action Hero have been driving around Europe, recording love songs. Matt Trueman investigates ahead of their grand homecoming at the Bristol Old Vic

Reviews Company review, Gielgud Theatre, London: Patti LuPone steals the show Reviews New Porgy and Bess production valiantly honours Gershwin’s ambition Reviews 'I'm Not Running', National Theatre: An absorbing, flawed evening Reviews Mayerling review: A plunge into glittering darkness Theatre & Dance William Forsythe, A Quiet Evening of Dance: Introspective and playful Features Bryony Kimmings interview: Imagine if we were living in a matriarchy? Reviews Carlos Acosta: A Celebration, review: An uneven group of dances Reviews Pinter at the Pinter review: A remarkable endeavour Reviews Antony and Cleopatra review: Ralph Fiennes offers blazing star power Features Ralph Fiennes interview: 'The film world is too horrendous' News What do we know about The Greatest Showman on Broadway? Features Stephen Sondheim’s most fascinating female characters Features Why superstar ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev was as big as Mick Jagger News Gillian Anderson to star in West End version of All About Eve Features

From Hamilton to Sylvia: The new wave of woke musicals


Natalia Osipova: Pure Dance review: A slight selection of short works


Is this jollied-up version of Heathers sufficiently unsettling?