Articles By Minette Marrin
 
January/February 2011
Derek Jacobi gives a masterful performance as the tormented monarch
 
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December 2010
Men Should Weep is not worthy of the talents of the National. The Rivals, however, is blessed relief
 
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October 2010
A new National Theatre play avoids cliché to portray US involvement in Afghanistan
 
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September 2010
A 19th-century play about an 18th-century revolution may be baffling. But it’s worth it
 
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July/August 2010
Arthur Miller's All My Sons has renewed resonance. The Apollo's production is unrivalled
 
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June 2010
Sexual and political intrigue have always been part and parcel of the ruling elite's life
 
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May 2010
Five plays that have stood the test of time get a new airing on the London stage
 
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April 2010
Jerusalem, a play rich in historical resonance, is dominated by an extraordinary individual performance
 
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March 2010
Once in a while, you see something on stage that takes your breath away
 
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January/February 2010

Alan Bennett’s play about Auden and Britten works. Timberlake Wertenbaker’s about Degas doesn’t

 
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December 2009
Simon McBurney and Complicité have created a memorable production of Beckett's Endgame
 
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November 2009
The sheer scale of the economic meltdown may be too complex to explain on stage — yet
 
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October 2009
Seventy years after the start of the Second World War, two pre-war plays still resonate
 
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September 2009
Two contrasting productions of Shakespeare prove that the plays can still be made to work for us
 
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July/August 2009
The London stage is both winner and loser from super-celebrity casting
 
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May 2009
Two musicals - Spring Awakening and A Little Night Music - have been rapturously received. Can so many be wrong?
 
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March 2009
The politically correct use euphemism as a means of control, but language itself resists this and fights back
 
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April 2009
Political power and its abuses are the central concerns of three fine new productions: England People Very nice, Burnt by the Sun and King Lear
 
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March 2009
A British production of a Japanese work, Shun-kin is a near-perfect triumph
 
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February 2009

Some plays just don't stand the test of time: Twelfth Night at the Wyndham Theatre; Loot at the Tricycle Theatre

 
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January 2009
David Hare's new play has been mistaken for great political theatre
 
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December 2008
Two superb productions, The Norman Conquests at the Old Vic and Oedipus at the NT, explore the ties that bind ancient and modern drama
 
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November 2008
A brave new play deals with freedom of speech in complex and interesting ways
 
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October 2008
Two new plays lack nothing in ambition but ultimately fail to engage
 
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August 2008
Slick and professional popular productions have many merits, but the gap between Les Mis and opera is very wide
 
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July 2008
A new play, The English Game, brings social issues alive by creating characters, not mouthpieces
 
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July 2008
When charities drop their illustrious founders' names, we all lose
 
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June 2008
The Archbishop of Canterbury, it is said, was very surprised earlier this year by the furious response to his speech about civil and religious law. I am very much surprised that he was surprised; it was hardly likely that a recommendation to incorporate parts of sharia law into English law could fail to enrage people far and wide, especially coming from him.
 
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June 2008
The Left has lost its monopoly, but new political plays like Brenton’s Never So Good still reveal a tin ear for language
 
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