As it should be with the Royal Shakespeare Company, director Michael Boyd lets his actors do the shining.
The West End has hit a hot streak, and Peter Hall carries this 1775 comedy through at a contemporary gallop.
If his book was intended to serve as a solid foundation on which to base our knowledge of the most famous French woman since Joan of Arc, then Robert Gottlieb has succeeded.
Politics takes a back seat as Lucy Bailey’s production saturates itself in the panic of mayhem and unpredictable bloody events.
The year was ladies' night when it came to musicals, and offered up plenty to the gentlemen on the drama front.
David Farr’s production of Shakespeare’s tricky, emotionally wrenching play accentuates the contrasts.
Though not without its hiccups, Richard Eyre’s production makes for a satisfying (re)revival of Feydeau.
In a stylised, psychologically driven production, Michael Grandage turns the bleak poetry of Lear with an able hand.
Christmas brings a weepy story with a quality score.