David Mamet's Speed-the- Plow is a bruising morality play about, of all things, Hollywood. The play ends on an upbeat note...but that's not necessarily a happy ending.
Yet another revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. This one is okay, with a domineering Lady Bracknell, in the person of Penelope Keith. No surprises, but enjoyable.
Lucinda Coxon's Happy Now? is an accomplished and highly likable play. The question in the title is not so easily answered, given just how easy it is to make someone unhappy now.
The Lover/The Collection, two early plays by Harold Pinter, are dazzlingly well served by director Jamie Lloyd. The plays are sexy, smart and...funny.
It's back: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. This six-and-a-half hour production (down from the original's eight-and-a-half hours) has some grand moments, but it doesn't set the theatre alight.
Truth be told, The Vertical Hour, is minor (David) Hare. Yet, isn't it great to have a playwright who engages directly with the times in which we live.
Patrick Marber's Dealer's Choice is a serious comedy that speaks volumes about addiction and obsession, fantasy and delusion.
This latest version of Much Ado About Nothing is edgy and neurotic...taking its cue from, shall we say, the maturity of its leading performers, Simon Russell Beale and Zoe Wanamaker.
For a show about the transformative powers of art, Marianne Dreams of all pieces shouldn't feel so stillborn.
This is a Cinderella for a metrosexual age, where children are wise beyond their years. Did anyone say civil partnership ceremony?