Rupert Everett gives 'best stage performance to date' in Shaffer's scintillating tale of jealousy
State-of-the-nation play is packed with thorny issues beneath 'laugh-out-loud' comedy
Lynn Nottage's tale of a lonely black seamstress in early 1900s New York is 'a serious delight'
Bouquets and brickbats for Hobbit star Freeman as he tries his hand at being sinister
French's deeply personal solo tour is a bold, bawdy rollercoaster, and 'funnier than ever'
Critics mesmerised by Arthur Miller's classic parable of paranoia starring Richard Armitage
‘Gripping, darkly comic’ play about the miners’ strike by a miner’s daughter wows critics
A riotous update of The Beggar's Opera with a soundtrack from dub to disco, delights critics
National Theatre's Nicholas Hytner rushes out play which had to be rehearsed in secret during Coulson trial
Superlative revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein classic offers five-star fun in a small venue
An Israeli artillery unit opens fire on the Gaza Strip from a position near the Palestinian border. More than 500 Palestinians and 27 Israelis have been killed since fighting began two weeks ago.
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