Anne McElvoy

Anne McElvoy

Sunset Boulevard was a splendid vehicle for a Hollywood star to bring a tearful audience to their feet

Britain changed hugely between The Caretaker and Billy Elliot but some themes seem oddly familiar

Dominic Dromgoole bids farewell to a lively decade at the Globe with a relaxed and tricksy Tempest

Ralph Fiennes is ideal for Ibsen’s Solness while James Graham evokes the sad clown Screaming Lord Sutch

Despite its political pieties, Caryl Churchill’s Here We Go is a thoughtful look at life and death

Harley Granville Barker upset the censor with his study of a political idealist and bedroom bounder

Rachel Cusk’s version of Euripides’s Medea boldly reworks the eternal theme of domestic disharmony

Patrick Marber cuts Turgenev back to the essentials while Cumberbatch triumphs in a muddled Hamlet

Behind the National’s interpretation of The Beaux’ Strategem is a lasting insight into marriage and money

A revival of a classic satire on social mobility, a debunking of tabloid editors, and a deflating of Boris