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Anne McElvoy

Anne McElvoy is Senior Editor at the Economist and presents the culture show Free Thinking on Radio 3. She tweets at @annemcelvoy

Farber’s casting and concept feels assured

Stranger Things: The First Shadow designers aren’t afraid to raid the treasure trove

Irish Gothic and Noel Coward romance on the stage, and remembering actress Hayden Gywnne

The Boys from the Blackstuff hit the stage in Liverpool

A theatrical biography of a life saver

The machinations of Russian regime are dramatised in a new play.

A new production delves into the tense relationship between the BBC and Stanley Baldwin’s government.

The Motive and the Cue at the National Theatre delves into the relationship of an acting power couple.

A classic gem with extra polish

The stories that tell us that women are damned if they play the game of sexual availability and just as doomed if they don’t