Theatre

A play based on the unfinished The Watsons has a familiar setting but takes a turn into existential crisis

Why modernise old plays when their message is already topical?

State of the nation plays like 1980s-set Hansard now have to compete with extraordinary real life drama

Ella Hickson’s new play is a clever—and technically inventive—portrayal of East Germany in the 1960s

Willy Loman is back in town, still pursuing the American dream, while Ibsen’s unhappy ghosts return too

A new production of Betrayal reminds us of the playwright’s insights into male relationships

Joshua Harmon’s new play about the struggle to get into top American universities could not be more timely

The classic Tartuffe transposed to Highgate provides a witty commentary on post-crash London

New plays on Broadway and at the Royal Court take on gay coming of age and corporal punishment

A new play about a bereaved London Caribbean family avoids the preachiness of much contemporary drama