Simon McBurney and Complicité have created a memorable production of Beckett’s Endgame

The sheer scale of the economic meltdown may be too complex to explain on stage — yet

Seventy years after the start of the Second World War, two pre-war plays still resonate

Two contrasting productions of Shakespeare prove that the plays can still be made to work for us

Dr Johnson, the greatest writer of critical prose in the English language, was able to impart to his readers both human nature in general, and the character of Englishness in particular

The London stage is both winner and loser from super-celebrity casting

‘Have you, like me, secretly felt in certain locales that you have been parachuted behind enemy lines?’

Ronald Harwood’s plays tackle the thorny issue of great artists accused of collaborating with the Nazis

Two musicals – Spring Awakening and A Little Night Music – have been rapturously received. Can so many be wrong?

Political power and its abuses are the central concerns of three fine new productions: England People Very nice, Burnt by the Sun and King Lear