The rap musical Hamilton reminds us that shakedowns and steamy liaisons are far from new in US politics

A Congreve classic revival and a new play tackle societal mores and the battle of the sexes 200 years apart

The hit musical is going on tour, demonstrating a success that eludes the National Theatre’s Shakespeare

The National Theatre’s former director is giving it stiff competition further down the Thames

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