Eugene O'Neill's early experimental play The Emperor Jones still has the power to move audiences. Paterson Joseph is superb in the title role.
Let joy be unrestrained: Love's Labour's Lost...is a winner. This delicate souffle is staged exceedingly well by Dominic Dromgoole and his creative team at Shakespeare's Globe.
For a show that started out as a 15-minute lark nearly 40 years ago, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has certainly shown great staying power-and a greatly enhanced length too
Early Pinter, The Hothouse , which takes place in a government mental institution, is probably his funniest and most accessible play.
Eagerly awaited, In Celebration is rather flat like warm beer. And as for Orlando Bloom, silence is not golden
Can there be a better place to do The Merchant of Venice, than Shakespeare's Globe? Up close and personal to all the players, the play's dynamics are on full view
Elling sets out to convince us of the cuddily inate genius of the mad. No chance, but there is a certain sweetness to its pitch
Betrayal could be the feeling when audiences know how a show ends when it starts. But, it's merely a revival of Harold Pinter's wonderful backwards play
A murder mystery involving papal succession and Vatican finances? Unlikely. But, The Last Confession really works. Amen to David Suchet
Somerset Maugham's 80-year old play The Letter has been meticulously revived; and so has the career of Brideshead Revisited stalwart, Anthony Andrews