Laurence Green picks the best bits of a hugely successful Edinburgh Festival 2015.
A shortened version of Ivan Turgenev’s classic comedy of manners brings beautifully judged performances and wry wit to the Lyttleton Auditorium, National Theatre.
This homage to the music of the great Burt Bacharach is big on impact and timeless classics says Laurence Green at Menier Chocolate Factory.
Stage version of Gurinder Chadha’s 2002 hit film Bend It Like Beckham kicks off at the Phoenix Theatre.
2500 year-old epic trilogy gets a modern makeover in Robert Icke’s powerful reimagining of Aeschylus’s The Oresteia (Almeida Theatre), marking the start of a season of classic Greek theatre.
Laurence Green predicts Cole Porter’s classic feel-good musical High Society will be among the summer’s biggest theatrical hits.
Chiwetel Ejiofor delivers a commanding performance as the hedonistic Everyman in the Carol Ann Duffy’s updated adaptation of the 15th-century morality play.
Take a Jacobean satire update it to seedy 1950s Soho and the result is Sean Foley’s RSC production of Thomas Middleton’s 1605 comedy A Mad World My Masters at the Barbican Theatre and then on tour.
Laurence Green reviews the stage production of Roald Dahl’s The Twits at The Royal Court Theatre.
Laurence Green on the revival of John Ford’s 17th century tale of obsessive passions and vengeful schemes, The Broken Heart.
Laurence Green reviews Anna Mackmin’s exploration of friendship and finds a bittersweet comedy that promises more than it fulfils.
Diane Priestley takes delight in discovering the delicate art of animation and the birthplace of that loveable character Shaun the Sheep
If it’s thrills and spills you seek, you will not be disappointed with the new Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza at Royal Albert Hall.
Theatre company 1927’s latest production Golem blending original animation, entrancing music and live performance in a superb satire on our obsession with technology.
One woman’s search for the truth in senseless world provides the theme of Caryl Churchill’s intriguing but perplexing short play Far Away (Young Vic Theatre), winner of the JMK Award directed by Kate Hewitt.
3 Para Afghan minefield tragedy brings reality of the conflict to the big screen in Paul Katis’s, Kajaki.
New gangster drama We Still Kill the Old Way, starring Ian Ogilvy, pits ageing mobsters against street thugs on London’s streets.
Laurence Green takes his pick from a rich tapestry of cinematic treats at this year’s BFI London Film Festival
Dr Gareth Moore’s new book is an enjoyable collection of fast and easy ways to keep your brain active
Laurence Green sees a dystopian vision of the future in Jennifer Haley’s dark new play The Nether at the Royal Court Theatre
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Laurence’s Connor’s stunning revival of Miss Saigon has cinematic fluency and is proving to be one to the most popular shows in town.
Laurence Green finds humour, punch and poignancy in David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People – “not just a good play but a very good one”
Laurence Green says the new musical version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is ‘great fun’ as he heads off into the night with a smile on his face.
Enjoy a springtime outing this Mothering Sunday with our round of National Trust properties.
George Orwell’s chilling and unsettling work, 1984, is still relevant in this absorbing adaptation at the Almeida Theatre.
A scathing satire of 19th century Russian Society is provided by Ivan Turgenev in his unjustly neglected explosive family drama Fortune’s Fool (Old Vic), directed by Lucy Bailey.
Comedy road trip starring Hollywood veterans Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline
Laurence Green sees a masterly production of Henrik Ibsen’s tale of moral cowardice, patriarchy, class and hypocrisy.
Laurence Green reports on the very best in international opera, music, theatre and dance at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Katie Flynn’s latest instalment of her period Liverpool series is a Wartime tale of a daughter’s search for love and her missing mother.
Laurence Green enjoys an absorbing production of Tennessee Williams’ 1959 drama Sweet Bird of Youth
Laurence Green enjoys an invigorating evening of wit and wisdom from Alan Bennett at the Duchess Theatre.