The Arts Council started with a tiny budget and a mandate to lift the postwar gloom. Now this meddlesome quango has lost its way and its chair, Liz Forgan, must go

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

A new National Theatre play avoids cliché to portray US involvement in Afghanistan

A 19th-century play about an 18th-century revolution may be baffling. But it’s worth it

Arthur Miller’s All My Sons has renewed resonance. The Apollo’s production is unrivalled

Sexual and political intrigue have always been part and parcel of the ruling elite’s life

Five plays that have stood the test of time get a new airing on the London stage

Jerusalem, a play rich in historical resonance, is dominated by an extraordinary individual performance

Once in a while, you see something on stage that takes your breath away

Alan Bennett’s play about Auden and Britten works. Timberlake Wertenbaker’s about Degas doesn’t