This production of Madame de Sade, is quite frankly, all talk and no action. Even a cast including Judi Dench, Frances Barber and Rosamund Pike can't save it.
This is an As You Like It which reflects the modern view that it's  a companion piece to the later King Lear.
If you can believe it, Polly Stenham's sophomore play Tusk Tusk betters her initial well-received offering That Face.
Calendar Girls seems as long as a calendar year. It is far less satisfying than the movie version.
Wallace Shawn's The Fever generates little heat. For starters, it's more of a lecture than a play.
It's a nasty bit of history that Nicholas de Jongh tells us about in Plague Over England. A near casualty:Sir John Gielgud.
A handsome, but flawed production of The Winter's Tale gets the summer season at Stratford under way.
Trevor Nunn's revival of A Little Night Music will leave audiences smiling in the summer night and all other times too.
In Death and the King's Horseman, Wole Soylinka has once again gotten across his message about the tragic consequences of imperial interference.
This is lesser (Athol) Fugard -only those obsessed with seeing all of the South African master's work will feel obliged to see it.