Some plays just don’t stand the test of time: Twelfth Night at the Wyndham Theatre; Loot at the Tricycle Theatre

Two superb productions, The Norman Conquests at the Old Vic and Oedipus at the NT, explore the ties that bind ancient and modern drama

The decline of West End theatre is compounded by the rude treatment of the theatre-goers themselves

Germaine Greer has got it wrong: everyone should see The Female of the Species

Art is not culture or entertainment, it is complexity, the ‘I’ in life, ambition, the ambiguity of humanity, serious about itself