Theatre

Terrific: Barnaby Kay (Keith) and Tamzin Outhwaite (Briony)

Toffs rule! 

2 November 2013 9:00 am

This is a strange one. Simon Paisley Day’s new play feels like a conventional comedy of manners. Three couples pitch…

David Tennant plays Richard II like a casual hippie

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Gregory Doran, now in command at Stratford in succession to Sir Michael Boyd, launches his regime with Richard II, intending…

Dear Mary: Should I thrust my backside at other people in the theatre?

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Q. I am no interior decorator, but we have a couple of rather subtle paint colours in the house that…

A Roald Dahl tea? It reminds me more of Jimmy Savile

7 September 2013 9:00 am

One Aldwych, an Edwardian grand hotel near Waterloo Bridge, is serving a Jimmy Savile tribute tea. It is not explicitly…

A cast of celebs fails to bring any oomph to The Ladykillers

20 July 2013 9:00 am

The Ladykillers is back. Sean Foley’s adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy introduces us to a crew of villains who…

Can I turn the West London Free School into Fame Academy?

20 July 2013 9:00 am

‘Another opening, another show,’ sang five-year-old Charlie on his way to school this morning — and then proceeded to belt…

Daniel Radcliffe: why are the leaders of our political parties so uninspiring?

22 June 2013 9:00 am

Former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe on Che, Noam Chomsky, giving up drink and being ‘frighteningly thorough’

Drummers are living life to the full. That’s why I hate them so much

11 May 2013 9:00 am

My copy of the Times on Tuesday this week kindly provided me with a list of things to do in…

Miranda (Jessie Buckley) and Prospero (Roger Allam) in ‘The Tempest’

Josie Rourke has a hit at last with The Weir, The Tempest: a karaoke version of all

11 May 2013 9:00 am

The Weir is the ultimate hit-from-nowhere. It was written in 1997 by the 26-year-old Conor McPherson. It opened at the…

The Spectator’s Notes

23 March 2013 9:00 am

There is supposed to be a Leveson Part II, although everyone has forgotten about it. As well as telling him…

Bloomberg will buy the Financial Times — but only if it jettisons The Economist

9 March 2013 9:00 am

How much would you stump up for the Economist? Most of us would draw the line at a fiver, but…

Transatlantic traffic

9 March 2013 9:00 am

Paul Ibell on the theatrical links between America and Britain

Forsaking the greasepaint: Amy Morgan as Rose Trelawny

Aversion therapy

9 March 2013 9:00 am

It’s been a while, I have to say, but last week I saw a show that thrilled me to the…