Charles Spencer

Helen Hobson as Mother Abbess and Charlotte Wakefield as Maria
08 Aug, 2013

'Wonderfully fresh and deeply felt' production in idyllic surrounds is hard to resist

08 Jul, 2013

Anna Chancellor and Toby Stephens 'head-clutchingly funny' in Noel Coward's masterpiece

25 Jun, 2013

Funny, violent tale of down-and-out Dubliners 'a masterstroke of writing and directing'

17 Jun, 2013

Praise the Lord! Spirit-lifting tale of a domineering preacher features glorious gospel singing

05 Jun, 2013

Shakespeare's magical rom-com gets a warm, comic staging, with an ‘irresistible Bottom'

03 Jun, 2013

Lucy Kirkwood's gripping newspaper drama might be the best play we see this year

14 May, 2013

John Simm is the perfect foil to Simon Russell Beale in this pithy political farce written half a century ago

09 May, 2013

Globe production finds comedy and tenderness in Shakespeare's enchanting masterpiece

30 Apr, 2013

The Bourne Identity's Cox 'takes the breath away' in revival of Conor McPherson's haunting play

25 Apr, 2013

National Theatre's gripping production is modernised Shakespeare at its best