Britain changed hugely between The Caretaker and Billy Elliot but some themes seem oddly familiar

Dominic Dromgoole bids farewell to a lively decade at the Globe with a relaxed and tricksy Tempest

Ralph Fiennes is ideal for Ibsen’s Solness while James Graham evokes the sad clown Screaming Lord Sutch

Despite its political pieties, Caryl Churchill’s Here We Go is a thoughtful look at life and death

Harley Granville Barker upset the censor with his study of a political idealist and bedroom bounder

Rachel Cusk’s version of Euripides’s Medea boldly reworks the eternal theme of domestic disharmony

Now a play about Islamic State has been cancelled, we can’t question its director’s dubious assumptions

Patrick Marber cuts Turgenev back to the essentials while Cumberbatch triumphs in a muddled Hamlet

‘I’m generally found still tapping in the wings before I make my entrance, more Rain Man than Birdman’

Behind the National’s interpretation of The Beaux’ Strategem is a lasting insight into marriage and money