RSC

The RSC should ignore the climate change mob and stick with BP

4 October 2019 10:20

It is often said that Western culture worships youth. Yet this cult of youth worship has started to mutate into…

Quentin Letts isn’t racist – our theatrical culture, which hands out jobs on the basis of racial profiling, is

9 April 2018 18:36

Oh my goodness. Quentin Letts is ‘a racist’ apparently . It says so on Twitter. In his review of the…

Sir Peter Hall (1930–2017) on Harold Pinter, actors and making love

12 September 2017 10:48

Sir Peter Hall has died at the age of 86. He spoke to The Spectator in 2009: Even at 78 and…

Books Podcast: Taking Hamlet around the world

8 May 2017 13:59

This week’s Books Podcast turns to perhaps the greatest work of the greatest writer in English history. Yup: it’s Hamlet…

Royal Opera’s Orfeo, Roundhouse: shouts its agenda so loudly the music struggles to be heard

14 January 2015 10:42

Orfeo Royal Opera, Camden Roundhouse, in rep until 24 January What a week to stage an opera about art’s power…

Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies: ‘a major theatrical event – don’t settle for one, see both’

25 May 2014 7:43

In Hilary Mantel’s Tudor England, it never stops raining. As she writes in her evocative programme note for the RSC…

Cutting all state funding to the arts would be monstrous

28 April 2014 13:27

One of the best things about The Spectator is that it has no party line. As its dauntless refusal to…

Spectator Play: The highs and the lows of what’s going on in arts this week

13 September 2013 18:17

As the new artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Gregory Doran might be expected to lie low as he…