Anne McElvoy

Anne McElvoy

Reworking a masterpiece can be a tricky business. The National Theatre succeeds with Goldoni but not with Chekhov

The National’s dramatisation of the Ipswich murders is touching and telling in equal measure

On the centenary of his birth, two Rattigan revivals showcase his best — and worst — work

Mike Leigh’s Ecstasy casts a chink of light on social misery. Neil LaBute’s new play lets in even less

The climate has changed for eco-dramas. Greenland at the National doesn’t work; The Heretic at the Royal Court does

By making Elsinore a modern surveillance state, Hytner’s production has added menace