John Lithgow 'priceless' in Pinero's The Magistrate

Hot Ticket Mon 26 Nov, AT 07:16

The National Theatre's spirited, genial Victorian farce makes a great Christmas show

Billie Piper 'thrillingly good' in National Theatre's The Effect

Hot Ticket Thu 15 Nov, AT 07:32

Piper wows critics in new play on love, drugs and neuroscience from 'Enron' writer Lucy Prebble

Cate Blanchett

Surreal thing: Cate Blanchett wins best actress nomination

One-Minute Read Tue 13 Nov, AT 14:30

Youth, smaller venues and a Hollywood star dominate the Evening Standard Theatre Awards shortlist

Frances De La Tour shines in Alan Bennett's witty 'People'

Hot Ticket Mon 12 Nov, AT 07:39

History Boys writer back with a 'mordantly funny' take on the English heritage industry

Scenes from an Execution

Fiona Shaw gives bravura show in Scenes from an Execution

Hot Ticket Wed 10 Oct, AT 08:04

Actress plays Galactia 'like a Renaissance Tracey Emin' in funny, wise tale of art and power

'London Road' musical relives Ipswich prostitute murders

Hot Ticket Tue 14 Aug, AT 08:30

Innovative show puts spotlight on community following 'Suffolk strangler' serial killings

Mark Haddon's cult novel makes a curiously good play

Hot Ticket Tue 7 Aug, AT 07:32

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is now a powerful, poignant play, say the critics