Way to Heaven pushes the usage of the theatrical medium, through its structure, dialogue and general storytelling, into compelling territory.
The Midnight Matinee is a scratch night that kicks off at midnight and promises a mixed bill of new work, work-in-progress and general experiment.
If you find the questions raised in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code intriguing, but you're dissatisfied with the lack of serious argumentation and trustworthy sources, see The Magdalene Mysteries.
“If everyone is out looking for a myth, how can they find reality?” This sentence occurs towards the end of Christopher James’ new play at the Courtyard. On the surface, it seems to be nothing more than a succinct analysis … Continued
In Roaring Trade at the Soho Theatre, playwright Steve Thompson takes the risky stance of apologist for the short sellers, lifting the lid on the cutthroat culture of high-risk bond trading. The pressure to make millions or lose your job … Continued
Though Death and the King's Horseman was programmed well before England People Very Nice opened and the accusations began, in context it feels like a comforting reassurance that the National Theatre does not condone racism.
Perhaps under other circumstances having 'solved' All's Well would be enough of an achievement, but this is the National we're talking about; it's perfectly justifiable to demand more.
This is Euripides without tears, a happy ending snatched from catastrophe, and the funniest Greek tragedy you’re likely to come across.
Like a glass-panelled clock, Deborah Warner's Mother Courage and Her Children doesn't just choose not to conceal its inner workings, it displays them, inviting the audience to marvel at the way the pieces fit together.
One of the most touching moments in the play comes when the two leaders of 11 and 12 meet and talk through the night about their conflicting beliefs.