Archive: Theatre Reviews

Acting in politics, politics in acting: We explore the parallels between two very different jobs

Podcast: Politics vs acting

Quentin Letts, the Mail's theatre critic and political sketchwriter, and Glenda Jackson MP, parliament's only Oscar-winning former actress, explore the parallels between the worlds of politics and the theatre.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Glenda Jackson: "The kind of behaviour you saw in parliament would not be tolerated for 30 seconds in a professional theatre."

    Interview: Glenda Jackson

    Politicians and actors have a noble calling of pursuing truth, but the realities of both career choices often involve getting one's hands a little grubby - as Glenda Jackson, parliament's only Oscar winner, knows all too well.

  • Three Days In May stars (l to r) Robert Demerger, Jeremy Clyde and Warren Clarke

    Review: Three Days In May

    A crisis on the continent which will affect Britain's future for years to come: 2011 is no 1940, but there are parallels nonetheless.

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