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

Harriet Walter as Prospero and Glenda Jackson as Lear redress Shakespeare’s gender imbalance

From the Easter Rising in Dublin to Lenin and Joyce in Zurich, revolution is a gift to the dramatist

The director Polly Findlay shows once again her ability to invest a classic play with a modern sensibility

Harry Potter takes to the stage in an enjoyable romp with enough twists for both parents and children

Serial killer, misanthrope, misogynist — Richard III gives Ralph Fiennes plenty to work with

Sunset Boulevard was a splendid vehicle for a Hollywood star to bring a tearful audience to their feet