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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Daniel Lapaine and Parth Thakerar in rehearsal for The Invisible Hand at the Tricycle Theatre

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar tells Bridget Galton why his play about a kidnapped American banker who teaches his captors how to play the markets shows how extremism and capitalism are more entwined than we suppose.

The Man In The Woman's Shoes at The Tricycle Theatre Written and Performed by Mikel Murfi. Picture: Mark Douet

Nominated for ‘best new play’ at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2014, Mikel Murfi’s describes his one-man show, The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, as a comedy that celebrates the “extraordinary in the everyday”.

The Man In The Woman's Shoes at The Tricycle Theatre Written and Performed by Mikel Murfi. Picture: Mark Douet

Where else can you find a spot-on impression of a dog who thinks she’s a cockerel?

Former MP and celebrated actress Glenda Jackson will make her return to the stage playing King Lear at the Old Vic

Former Hampstead and Kilburn MP Glenda Jackson is set to return to the stage playing King Lear, one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles, best known for his descent into madness ‘on the heath’.

Gina McKee as The Mother and William Postlethwaite as The Son in The Mother. Picture: Mark Douet

Bridget Galton is left reeling by this truth-bending vision of a mother torn apart by love.

Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane at St James Theatre. Picture: Tristram Kenton

Mona Golabek’s soul-bearing production is elegaic but elegantly told, says Caroline David.

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