Cynthia Erivo 'sensational' in moving musical about a friendship between a slave and a plantation owner
Black comedy about an Iraqi refugee trying to escape his past is 'witty, topical and devastating'
Dolce vita take on Shakespeare's rarely seen early romance has comic fizz and complexity
Critics praise Gillian Anderson's ‘stellar' performance as tormented Southern belle in updated Williams classic
Oscar-winning historical rom-com finds its true home in Lee Hall's delightful stage version, say critics
Helen McCrory a 'scorching' heroine in 'horribly gripping' update of Euripides's Greek tragedy
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
Clare Higgins thrills in Edward Albee's great America drama about a desperate marriage
Brook charms critics with 'sublime' and 'spellbinding' drama about the mysteries of the brain
Brilliant update of classic comic romance makes for a summery treat in Regent's Park
Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy shine in tale of rekindled passion and ideological jousting