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Theatre

Old Vic’s International Women’s Day monologues are brief but powerful

These monologues from the Old Vic exploring domestic abuse and anti-racist activism are worth watching

Theatre

Thirst Trap review: This tub-based theatre show makes bathtime a bore

The combination of a dried floral infusion and furious political ranting doesn’t work for Nick Curtis

Theatre

Redemption Room review: Online show will scare you silly

Strong production values and a potent atmosphere make this immersive show genuinely hair-raising

Theatre

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice review: Inoffensive but flimsy family show

Forgettable lyrics and a vague narrative mean the magic doesn’t translate to the online world for this livestreamed musical

Future Theatre Fund

How theatre will rebuild: we talk to producer Francesca Moody

Our How theatre will rebuild series will bring you a new conversation each day about why the future of theatre matters

Future Theatre Fund

How theatre will rebuild: we talk to writer Travis Alabanza

Our How theatre will rebuild series will bring you a new conversation each day about why the future of theatre matters

Theatre

Sherlock Holmes: An Online Adventure is as fun as a fart in a lift

This so-called immersive online theatre show is an excruciating experience

Theatre

West End will bounce back quicker than Broadway says Motown producer

He said a mixture of more widespread mask wearing in the UK and the way West End theatres were built should help London’s famous venues to reopen first

Theatre

All On Her Own review: Janie Dee shines in this spooky short play

It’s a bitesized treat for Dee’s taut performance alone

Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Theatre in danger of collapse if it can’t open up

The impresario fears that the government hasn’t grasped the importance to other sectors of the entertainment industry

Theatre

Shook review: a powerful exploration of masculinity and fatherhood

After losing its West End run to Covid-19, this compelling production is at last available online

Theatre

Shook writer Samuel Bailey on why theatre needs to keep taking risks

Samuel Bailey’s debut play Shook was a huge word-of-mouth success – and he wants to continue putting masculinity under the spotlight

Theatre

West End stars on the best musical numbers to sing in the shower

As the BBC celebrates musical theatre, we asked London’s biggest stars of the stage to reveal which song they love to sing in the shower

Theatre

Elaine Paige: I’m proud to be part of an industry that never gives up

The queen of musical theatre on her most memorable performances, why everyone should take the vaccine and the ‘devastation’ of having a show shut down by Covid restrictions

Theatre

The Poltergeist review: Acting so powerful it’s like being there

Joseph Potter’s ferocious performance makes this online show worth watching

Theatre

Public Domain at Southwark Playhouse review: ambitious but ambivalent

Full marks for trying to create a new hybrid lockdown form but this verbatim piece about the highs and lows of the internet falls flat

Theatre

Am I really going to watch a panto in January? Oh yes I am

The NT’s Dick Whittington is streaming  – and no one can force me to participate in group clapping if I’m watching at home

Theatre

The Comeback at Noel Coward Theatre review: heartfelt and hilarious

This affectionate, quirky and hilarious new show is the perfect pre-Christmas present

Theatre

Six the Musical at Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue review: YAASSS QUEENS

The first musical to reopen in the West End is a glorious, exuberant, 75-minute blast

London

Cambridges enjoy special panto in rare public outing as family

William also paid tribute to Dame Barbara Windsor, describing her as a 'true national treasure’

Theatre

It’s behind you! The weird and wonderful history of pantomime

As the Palladium’s 2020 panto raises the sparkly curtain, Sophie Rainbow sorts her Bo Peeps from her beanstalks

Theatre

The Dumb Waiter at Hampstead Theatre review: a clenched curio

A victim of Covid delays, what should have been a small gem amid theatrical riches now looks a little meagre

Theatre

How the Old Vic Theatre navigated the choppy waters of 2020

From shutdown to a pioneering streaming series, artistic director Matthew Warchus explains how the Old Vic came back from the brink

Theatre

The top 25 Les Mis songs: our definitive ranking

Revolution, inexplicably Cockney children and enough tears to flood the Seine: it can only be Les Mis’s best bits…

Theatre

Love Letters at Theatre Royal Haymarket review: trite, but it works

AR Gurney’s 1988 play is a dated slice of haute bourgeois Americana, but deftly handled it’s perfect for the age of Covid 

Dance

Breakin’ Convention: How hip hop is helping people to reconnect

The wildly popular hip hop dance festival is back - in real life - and bringing people together at Sadler’s Wells

UK

Nicole Kidman funds bursary for women in UK theatre industry

Kidman says she is ‘thrilled’ to be able to support artists to ‘help sustain the theatre for tomorrow’

Theatre

A Christmas Carol at the Bridge Theatre review: ding dong!

This three-person adaptation of the Dickens classic is a delicious Christmas treat

Theatre

What two comedians have learned from a year of Zoom sketches

The Pin’s Zoom sketches have captured 2020’s unique ‘if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry’ vibes