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  • The Second Woman review – Ruth Wilson’s spellbinding theatrical marathon

    Arifa Akbar
    Over 24 hours, the star offers variations on the same scene with 100 different partners, including some famous faces – and the result is astonishing
  • The Comedy of Errors review – full of wit and pizazz

    Miriam Gillinson
  • Comedy Q&A
    Pierre Novellie: ‘A heckler diagnosed my Asperger’s so fair play to him’

  • Lucas Hedges
    ‘I love nostalgia, so walking around England is another level’

    Michael Hogan
  • Welcome to the Family review – Ayckbourn’s ingenious play promises more than it delivers

    Clare Brennan
  • The week in theatre
    Operation Mincemeat, 4000 Miles and The Circle

    Susannah Clapp
  • UniVerse: A Dark Crystal Odyssey; Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby – review

    Wayne McGregor conjures a shimmering eco-myth from Jim Henson’s 80s puppet fantasy film
  • No Pay? No Way! review – rising food prices lead to theft and farce

  • Brokeback Mountain review – perfectly pitched staging of the heartbreaking love story

    • Dear Billy review – brilliant tribute to the Big Yin

    • A Brief List of Everyone Who Died review – a lifetime of loss

    • Bleak Expectations review – agreeably funny Dickensian spoof as cosy as a woollen teapot

    • Once on This Island review – stirring Little Mermaid musical in colonial Haiti

    • Anna Karenina review – sparky feminist reading of Tolstoy

    • Kizlar review – a dance of the warriors with hip-swinging swagger

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  • ‘The first feeling is fear’
    The daredevil group bringing ropewalking and climbing to the theatre

    Lyndsey Winship
    It started with a tightrope walk over the Seine: now Rachid Ouramdane has coaxed highliner Nathan Paulin and free climber Nina Caprez into sharing their high-adrenaline experiences and unique relationship to the elements
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  • Sam Morrison’s superb show about his partner’s death proves grief is not beyond comedy’s reach

    Brian Logan
  • Standup superstar Wanda Sykes
    ‘Only God can say – That’s enough!’

    Ellen E Jones
  • Zoe Williams

    I’m an inspiration to my sister. Unfortunately, what I’ve inspired is a standup routine

    Zoe Williams
  • Ola Labib
    ‘They want you to be the haram Muslim on TV – I wasn’t risque enough’

    Sammy Gecsoyler
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  • New playwriting prize for comedy launched in honour of Victoria Wood

    Chris Wiegand
  • Medea in mid-air
    How Syracuse’s Greek theatre keeps the classics alive

    Michael Billington
  • ‘Comfortable is not good’
    Kym Marsh on Hear’Say – and the Take That musical

    Emine Saner
  • ‘Gone, but still here’
    How vanished flight MH370 is reflected in a father’s dementia

    Natasha Tripney
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Pictures & video

  • Wayne McGregor’s UniVerse
    A Dark Crystal Odyssey

    All photographs by Tristram Kenton
  • Backstage at the Olivier awards 2023

    David Levene/The Guardian
    Guardian photographer David Levene captures the atmosphere behind the scenes at London’s Royal Albert Hall
  • The Royal Shakespeare Company unveils Hamnet

    Go behind the scenes at the Swan theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, where an adaptation of Maggie O’Farrell’s novel opens this month
  • A Ukrainian ballerina displaced by war

  • You shall go to the ballet!
    Cinderella at the Royal Opera House

  • Miss First Nation
    Behind the scenes at the drag competition

  • Turn It Out
    Tiler Peck & Friends at Sadler’s Wells

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