National Theatre

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

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

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

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

Despite its intractable subject matter, The Hard Problem is an elegant and ingenious work

As he turns 80 this summer, this remarkable polymath deserves to be fêted as a populariser of science and pioneer in the arts

It was a fine year for the Bard, with David Tennant, Rory Kinnear and Jude Law impressing, but there was far more than just Shakespeare

A brave new play at the National challenges liberal received wisdom on multiculturalism

She Stoops to Conquer at the NT is so unsubtle as to be OTT—like many of the National’s comedies