Steven Berkoff's On the Waterfront gives us a prodigious display of technique. Unfortunately, the emotional connection is sorely lacking.
Alan Ayckbourn's Woman in Mind gets its first London revival and a great performance from Janie Dee.
Toyer is a mess - a scaremongering two-hander that wastes the talents of actress Alice Krige.
Rupert Goold 's production of King Lear trumps on almost every front, with one of the truest, most empathetic Lears in memory.
This wild and sprawling hymn to multiculturalism is not perfection, but it's just the kind of play the National should be doing.
This revival of the Joe Orton classic is good, but it could have been superb with a more charismatic actor in the title role.
Joe Orton's early play is commendably revived. The flow from comedy into violence and back again is cleverly exploited by an expert cast.
There's nothing wrong with playing Private Lives for its emotional truth, rather than merely its clever repartee, but this production goes overboard.
Almost 30 years on, Duet for One has lost none of its ability to hit us where it hurts.
It's not only the travails of Richard Dreyfuss that are on view in Complicit. The play itself is weak and already dated.