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.
Tracie Bennett takes on Judy Garland, from the solos to the tantrums.
Director Joe Hill-Gibbins, like few before him, makes the effort to follow Tennessee Williams’ stage directions to a tee.