The Big Burns Supper – in pictures
Dumfries celebrates the birth of Robert Burns with dance, theatre, live art and comedy, turning Burns Night into a festival of contemporary arts Continue reading... [Read More]
Different Party review – artful take on the absurdity of office life
Soho theatre, LondonThe drudgery of bureaucracy is sent up with great expressivity, loose-limbed flair and a heightened sense of the ridiculousAbsurdist takes on the office environment are as old as the office itself. From Herman Melville’s Bartleby via David Brent to the award-winning theatre... [Read More]
Different Party review – artful take on the absurdity of office life
Soho theatre, LondonThe drudgery of bureaucracy is sent up with great expressivity, loose-limbed flair and a heightened sense of the ridiculousAbsurdist takes on the office environment are as old as the office itself. From Herman Melville’s Bartleby via David Brent to the award-winning theatre... [Read More]
Thirty Christmases review – a merry little comedy about festive stress
New Diorama, LondonA reunited brother and sister try to repair their relationship at Christmas time in this amiable show with songsChristmas is a time to be with family. But what if your family is fractured? That’s the question at the heart of this amiable show, written by and starring Jonny D... [Read More]
Thirty Christmases review – a merry little comedy about festive stress
New Diorama, LondonA reunited brother and sister try to repair their relationship at Christmas time in this amiable show with songsChristmas is a time to be with family. But what if your family is fractured? That’s the question at the heart of this amiable show, written by and starring Jonny D... [Read More]
Ongals: meet the Korean clown babies baffling audiences of all ages
Mixing circus skills with finely honed comedy and bum jokes, these juggling, beatboxing man-toddlers are joyous – and more than a little menacingMy three-year-old son, Gregor, thinks farting is the funniest thing. He let one go while sat on my lap on the bus en route to the Ongals’ show ... [Read More]
Choose your favourite stage show of 2017
’Tis the season to compile lists of your favourite productions of the year – let us know which ones left you spellboundAs December disappears and the new year beckons, we’re remembering the theatre, comedy and dance shows that stood out in 2017 – and we’d love to hear y... [Read More]
Choose your favourite stage show of 2017
’Tis the season to compile lists of your favourite productions of the year – let us know which ones left you spellboundAs December disappears and the new year beckons, we’re remembering the theatre, comedy and dance shows that stood out in 2017 – and we’d love to hear y... [Read More]
Carry on Screaming's Fenella Fielding on fighting with Kenneth Williams and bouncing back after bankruptcy
She survived a violent upbringing to become the 60s’ favourite comedy vamp. As she turns 90, the star remembers fending off Norman Wisdom, attempting suicide – and having two lovers for 20 yearsFenella Fielding, 90 this month, has lost none of her comic timing. She is about to publish he... [Read More]
Ken Dodd at 90: the rib-tickling genius is still crazy after all these years
With a gag for every occasion, the tattyfilarious comic clocks up 50,000 miles a year performing his epic standup shows. He talks about stage fright, playing Yorick for ‘Sir Kenneth All-Bran’ and taking on the audience like a gladiatorIs theatre the best rejuvenating pill on the market? ... [Read More]