Mark Lawson is a journalist and broadcaster, best known for presenting Front Row on Radio 4 for 16 years. He writes a weekly column in the critics section of the New Statesman.
Two fashionable new plays, Ink and Committee, look behind the front page stories.
Two very different interpretations of Oscar Wilde's play.
Byron floats in the background of Nicholas Pierpan’s William Wordsworth and Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho.
Labour's “Gang of Four” are brought to life brilliantly at the Donmar Warehouse.
This melancholy comedy has always been notable for what is now known as gender fluidity. The National Theatre's new gender-swapped version brings an added depth.
Most theatre about children is uplifting, feel-good fare. Carly Wijs's show bucks the trend.
As Bowie seems to have known his terminal cancer prognosis for much of the period of working on the show, there is a grave fascination to Lazarus.
A misremembered anecdote about James Joyce is at the centre of this wittily-revived play.
No Man’s Land reminds us of Harold Pinter's enduring genius – these two actors bring a new richness to it.
Tim Minchin’s Groundhog Day uses its own predictability to great effect.