Theatre

A delicate ecosystem has been disrupted. The effects are dire

Hard times on stage—and off it

Tom Stoppard’s roots and Caryl Churchill’s dystopia

The National finds a niche in staging literary adaptations while Shakespeare returns to school in the Donmar’s Teenage Dick

Two dramas of gender tension are re-explored for the era of #metoo by the RSC

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