Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy is actor-centred and is often best presented stripped of all distractions, says Peter J. Smith

19 February

When Liz Schafer interviewed the Oh! What A Lovely War director, she was bowled over by her passionate and indiscreet insights into her life in theatre

21 August

By using ‘children’ in adult roles the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse both challenges the audience and returns to original practice

10 April

Physical aspects of a new theatre both add to and detract from a convincingly chilling tale of sororicide, attests Liz Schafer

16 January

John Bunyan’s masterwork, which influenced literature, politics and culture for generations, is startlingly modern in depicting a world of greed and inequality

8 November

The story of a black actor on the Victorian stage raises questions about race and racism in today's theatre, argues Peter J.Smith

1 November

Marisa Carnesky’s new theatrical homage to the carnivalesque is a divinely divinatory affair, Roberta Mock discovers

30 August

A climate-change play at the National fails to either inform or entertain Graham Farmelo despite the cast’s commitment

17 February