A new production of The Birthday Party emphasises its roots in the grim reality of post-war Britain

The Old Vic is tarnished by its refusal to face the truth about its former artistic director

A drama about the Middle East peace process and a Sondheim revival explore wasted opportunities

Stockard Channing is now lighting up the London landscape that was shaped by the late Sir Peter Hall

James Graham catches the atmosphere of Sixties tabloid jounalism in his new play about Murdoch’s Sun

The National Theatre’s new play about Enclosure is a dud, unlike On The Town in Regent’s Park

Jez Butterworth pulls off a first at the Royal Court — a play that doesn’t blame Mrs Thatcher for everything

Daniel Radcliffe puts Potter behind him as Rosencrantz in the Old Vic’s revival of a youthful masterpiece

A new play charting the SDP’s attempt to reshape UK politics is, fittingly, all talk and little action

A movie star’s Broadway outing in Stephen Sondheim’s musical revival attains pointillist perfection