Minette Marrin

Minette Marrin

Two superb productions, The Norman Conquests at the Old Vic and Oedipus at the NT, explore the ties that bind ancient and modern drama

Slick and professional popular productions have many merits, but the gap between Les Mis and opera is very wide

The Left has lost its monopoly, but new political plays like Brenton’s Never So Good still reveal a tin ear for language

The Archbishop of Canterbury, it is said, was very surprised earlier this year by the furious response to his speech about civil and religious law. I am very much surprised that he was surprised; it was hardly likely that a recommendation to incorporate parts of sharia law into English law could fail to enrage people far and wide, especially coming from him.