Ibsen and #MeToo: Robert Icke's rewriting of the classic tragedy suggests a way to reckon with the art of monstrous men.
The National’s Antony and Cleopatra is not Concept Shakespeare; news that many prospective audience members will greet with relief.
Ralph Fiennes's pansexual goatishness and Sophie Okonedo's haughty insecurity are potent, but this production is simply too long.
The Old Vic’s new musical depicts fallible women – rather than one-dimensional feminist heroines.
The former is oddly depoliticised, while the latter wants to make political points, but never quite lands them.
My three rules for criticism: Is it true? Does it need to be said? And would I say it to their face?
How watching the Rocky Horror shadowcast made me rethink a dramatization of Norman Mailer’s The Town Hall Affair.
It’s an astonishing play; if only the production weren’t turned up to 11 throughout.
In this play, rape matters only for how it affects the plot – not the victim.
The Chartered Institute of Building and the New Statesman gathered a panel of experts to discuss the wider social and economic impact of the built environment.
Your sex life is scrutinised. Your womb becomes public property. Being a royal bride has always been an absurd and demeaning job.
A Very English Scandal: the former Doctor Who writer on hate mail, two decades of writing gay characters – and adapting the Jeremy Thorpe affair for the BBC.