Simon Russell Beale stars as the tragic Lear in a gripping modern-day version of Shakespeare's masterpiece
Payne's response to Robin Thicke is a witty exploration of sexism but why is a man speaking for women?
John Donnelly's new play about homophobia in football is witty, gripping and perfectly timed
Arterton brings queenly beauty to Webster's macabre revenge tragedy in Globe's new candle-lit theatre
Australian comedian hopes to repeat success of hit show Matilda with adaptation of 1993 comedy
RSC turns Hilary Mantel's award-winning novels into two 'spendidly entertaining' three-hour plays
Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is 'perfect' in fabulous production of Turgenev's rarely seen black comedy
Ifans is 'poignant and charismatic' in tale of a rough sleeper swept up in the Occupy protests
Thor star Hiddleston gives a blazing performance in Shakespeare's stark political drama
Revival of Royal Opera House's staging of children's classic an "utterly charming" Christmas treat
Witnesses describe 'chaos and panic' as plaster and masonry plunges from the ceiling into the audience
Ruth Wilson and Sam Yates create a 'spellbinding' evening of fine acting and atmospheric music
Critic and awards judge Charles Spencer says his 'jaw dropped' when Mirren was awarded the prize
Musical adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis's iconic novel is "diabolically slick" but does it need more horror?
This subversive fairy tale playfully challenges ideas of romance and disability, but it's not for tots
Children’s classic comes to the stage in an ‘exhilarating, ambitious’ Christmas show
Stage adaptation of Swedish vampire tale blends intimate romance with nightmarish intensity
The staging can be a bit 'middle-of-the-road', but Law's heroic king exudes 'natural charisma'
A witty script, a charming female Jack, and a library-stealing giant - it's the panto to beat this season
Cabaret-style meditation on our relationship with food is fantastic fun, but not for the squeamish
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