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Doctor who? Tennant captivates as Hamlet
Alienated and adrift in an inimical universe. Paul Taylor hails a thrilling new Hamlet at Stratford
Edinburgh: Hot tickets fetch £500 for a pair
They’re Playing Our Song, Menier Chocolate Factory, London
A period piece revival of the Simon/Hamlisch musical captures its time well, if a little too faintly, finds Elizabeth Kirkwood
The Times UK
Dig reveals Shakespeare's first playhouse
An excavation near London's City wall uncovered what is believed to be the original brick foundations of the theatre
Dr Who? David Tennant wows as Hamlet
This modern-dress revival gives David Tennant the chance to show that he can tackle the most demanding classical role
RSC warning over Tennant tickets
While seats are set aside for 16 to 25-year-olds, tickets are changing hands on eBay for hundreds of pounds
They're Playing Our Song, Menier Chocolate Factory
It has a string of pappy, poppy numbers, and uncomfortable lead performances by Connie Fisher and Alistair McGowan
Deep Cut brings back sad memories in Edinburgh
The story of recruits who died at a Surrey barracks, our critic leaves the theatre intent his kids won't join the army
Elizabeth and Raleigh: Late but Live
Simon Munnery and Miles Jupp go all Elizabethan in a show with only the occasional moment of genius
Edinburgh Fringe veterans look back
Comedians Omid Djalili, Reginald D Hunter, Stephen K. Amos and actors and directors reminisce about their festival highs and lows
Has the Edinburgh Fringe spirit been killed?
The Fringe’s four big comedy venues have controversially joined up to call themselves the Edinburgh Comedy Festival
Emin tells Edinburgh she rejected £1m offer
The artist starts her retrospective with the admission that it would be "morally wrong" to recreate one of her most famous works
Edinburgh Review: Edward Aczel
Aczel has an invigorating way of co-opting his audience into his downbeat non-show. He hosts a quiz, offers a jigsaw
Edinburgh Review: Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams
Sammy J's puppet parody is a quirky, densely inventive parody. Kids would like it if it wasn't for the bad language
Edinburgh Review: How To Play the Ukulele in Under an Hour
Sam Brown and Donal Coonan - who cooked up the script with Sally Phillips - prove to be awkward hosts
Edinburgh Review: Count Arthur Strong
Steve Delaney returns to the Fringe with his peculiar yet hilarious treatises on his years in showbusiness
Edinburgh festival: Charlotte Higgins talks to playwright David Harrower
Writer David Harrower talks to Charlotte Higgins about his new play, 365, which premieres at the 2008 Edinburgh festival
Edinburgh festival: How I got a fake word on Countdown
Alex Horne: One man's bid to fool his favourite game show
Edinburgh festival: 'After the show, they go home and do what I told them to'
Brian Logan: Austria's leading sexologist reveals why he loves British audiences
Edinburgh festival: No easy ending
Can a play get to the truth about what really happened at Deepcut barracks? Mark Fisher talks to one private's parents
Edinburgh festival: And now for some Britney Spears!
It's the world's easiest instrument. But can Maddy Costa master the ukulele in an hour? She finds out at a George Formby tribute show
Edinburgh festival: 'We've decided to kill off a character'
There's no ending, no script - and curtain-up is just days away. Can the National Theatre of Scotland top its previous Festival hits? Charlotte Higgins joins hectic rehearsals for 365
They're Playing Our Song, Menier Chocolate Factory, London
Simply offers an amiable variation on boy-meets-girl formula, says Michael Billington
Hamlet, RSC Courtyard, Stratford-upon-Avon
Theatre critic Michael Billington says David Tennant's is the funniest Hamlet he has ever seen
On the Island of Aars, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
An eccentric musical comedy with unexpected poignancy, writes Maxie Szalwinska
The Guardian Performing Arts Blog
Edinburgh Festival 2008: Britt Ekland on her affair with the audience
What prompted Britt Ekland to talk so frankly about herself at the Fringe, asks Veronica Lee.
Slapstick, singing and macabre circus
Serena Davies reviews Miss Behave's Variety Nighty
Connie Fisher returns with a different song
Serena Davies reviews They're Playing Our Song at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London.
David Tennant: thrills abound in Doctor Who Hamlet
Charles Spencer reviews Hamlet at the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Review: Hamlet (RSC, Stratford)
London Theatre Guide
Akingbola is bouncer Othello
Jimmy Akingbola is to play the title role in Frantic Assembly’s 21st century adaptation of Othello, which comes to the Lyric Hammersmith from 4 to 22 November (press night 6 November).
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