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    1. March 30, 2016

      Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Bristol Old Vic — ‘Compelling moments’

      The glass in the windows is misted, the timber of the walls at once reflective and semi-transparent; the dowdy browns...

    2. February 28, 2016

      Le nozze di Figaro, Metropolitan Opera, New York: ‘Sustained soprano power’

      The opera is known as The Marriage of Figaro, and the current revival of Richard Eyre’s heavy-handed, busy-busy...

    1. February 15, 2016

      Manon Lescaut, Metropolitan Opera, New York — ‘Passion and poetry’

      The celebrated diva Montserrat Caballé used to be the butt of a rather serious joke. “She will be available this...

    2. November 29, 2015

      Little Eyolf, Almeida Theatre, London — ‘Harrowing but disjointed’

      Richard Eyre has an outstanding track record with Ibsen: his previous two revivals at this address were an...

    3. September 23, 2015

      Mr Foote’s Other Leg, Hampstead Theatre, London — review

      Ian Kelly is a sickeningly versatile chap. As an actor, he appeared in the West End and on Broadway in The Pitmen...

    4. September 26, 2014

      Joan Littlewood and the People’s Theatre, Radio 4

      The year 1963 was a proud one for British theatre in Paris. Under the auspices of the Théâtre des Nations, two British...

    5. September 23, 2014

      Le nozze di Figaro, Metropolitan Opera, New York

      Labour strife jeopardised the Metropolitan Opera’s 2014-15 season, but with accord finally reached, opening night...

    6. May 16, 2014

      The Inventory: Richard Eyre

      Richard Eyre, 71, was director of the National Theatre from 1987 to 1997. His numerous productions there included Guys...

    7. February 5, 2014

      National Theatre loses its Starr

      Nick Starr is thinking about his legacy. He is about to step down after a decade as executive director of the National...

    8. December 22, 2013

      Stephen Ward, Aldwych Theatre, London – review

      With an opening number entitled “Human Sacrifice”, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical (book and lyrics by Christopher...

    9. October 6, 2013

      Ghosts, Almeida Theatre, London – review

      By some spooky coincidence, there are several Ghosts around at the moment. Stephen Unwin’s new staging opened recently...

    10. September 30, 2013

      Ghosts, Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames, UK – review

      “As sad and grey as this rainy day” is how Ibsen described his 1881 masterpiece, and a vast picture window upstage...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      September 16, 2013

      The Last Supper

      Alistair Morrison/National Portrait Gallery Some of Britain’s most talented actors come together to re-create Leonardo...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      September 16, 2013

      The Last Supper

      Alistair Morrison/National Portrait Gallery Some of Britain’s most talented actors come together to re-create Leonardo...

    13. August 9, 2013

      Liolà, National Theatre, London

      It’s 1916 and Pirandello’s sun-baked patch of Sicily is populated mainly by women. Most of the men have gone to...

    14. September 11, 2012

      Andrea Miller

      Andrea Miller is a TV executive and EMBA graduate of London Business School. During her studies at LBS, she was one of...

    15. April 11, 2012

      Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Apollo Theatre, London

      Richard Eyre has called Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical magnum opus “the saddest play ever written”, which is...

    16. October 28, 2011

      The Last of the Duchess, Hampstead Theatre, London

      Most stage productions have a designated moment a few minutes into the show at which latecomers are admitted. In the...

    17. October 14, 2011

      New roles

      “I’m speaking with a slight French accent,” says Sheila Hancock, suddenly checking herself with a laugh mid-sentence....

    18. May 21, 2011

      Verdi: La traviata

      Verdi La traviata Renée Fleming (Opus Arte) The 2009 revival of the Royal Opera’s grandiose Richard Eyre staging was...

    19. February 14, 2011

      Cuts will widen arts divide, warns Eyre

      Cuts to arts organisations will result in “cultural apartheid”, according to Sir Richard Eyre, the writer-director and...

    20. December 3, 2010

      Farce majeure

      Emily Pithon in Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Taking Steps’ at the Orange Tree earlier this year “In some respects it’s like all...

    21. October 27, 2010

      Job of the Week – run rugby union’s world cup

      ● Job of the week: With the administrators of rugby union soaring light years ahead of their plodding soccer cousins –...

    22. September 8, 2010

      Grant Thornton responds to non-executive code

      Grant Thornton has become the first major UK auditor to respond to new governance rules by announcing the appointment...

    23. June 29, 2010

      Media guest list

      Tory, Lazard media banker and ITV adviser Nick Shott has named his brains trust for a review of local media...

    24. January 5, 2010

      Dark, pared-down and gritty

      Take that, Franco Zeffirelli. Richard Eyre's brave new production of Carmen , which opened on New Year's eve, ignores...

    25. December 28, 2009

      Guide Arts around the world

      New York Carmen Hot on the heels of La Scala's sexed-up version of Bizet's best-known opera, Richard Eyre brings his...

    26. December 27, 2009

      Arts around the world

      New YorkCarmen Hot on the heels of La Scala’s sexed-up version of Bizet’s best-known opera, Richard Eyre brings his new...

    27. June 24, 2009

      La traviata

      Richard Eyre's staging of La traviata is one of the Royal Opera's cash cows. First shown 15 years ago, it is revived...

    28. May 15, 2009

      Richard Eyre is back at the National Theatre

      In the room that the National Theatre reserves for press interviews there are two seats: a comfy sofa and an office...

    29. March 14, 2009

      Theatre: Sarah Hemming & Ian Shuttleworth

      The Last Cigarette Chichester Festival Theatre Chichester A mouthwatering cast here: Felicity Kendal, Nicholas Le...

    30. November 13, 2008

      RDF Media offer firmed up

      RDF Media, the independent television producer that makes Wife Swap for Channel 4, has received a 120p-a-share...

    31. June 7, 2008

      From the Booker Prize to the big screen

      Can a great book ever make a great film? To help you decide, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Booker Prize...

    32. April 25, 2008

      RDF gets indicative offer

      RDF Media, the independent television producer at the heart of a controversy involving the Queen last year, could...

    33. April 24, 2008

      RDF Media gets indicative offer

      RDF Media, the independent television producer at the heart of a controversy involving the Queen last year, could...

    34. April 24, 2008

      RDF receives buy-out approach

      RDF Media, the independent television producer best known for producing a controversial documentary about the Queen...

    35. April 1, 2008

      GCap Media poised to fall to Global

      GCap Media, the largest UK- listed commercial radio company, will go private if shareholders accept its board's...

    36. February 14, 2008

      Radio static

      Eyebrows were raised among executives gathered at Claridges this week for the monthly black tie dinner for the media...

    37. January 31, 2008

      Focus falls on GCap as audience figures are released

      The quarterly moment when radio industry executives rely more on their eyes than their ears to assess performance...

    38. January 22, 2008

      True love for Fru

      Champagne flowed at the wedding of GCap chief Fru Hazlitt and hedge fund Thames River Capital boss Charlie Porter at...

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