Moving on from tiered seats and post-war black box stages, the design of theatres are changing again in response to new societal concerns.
All of Shakespeare's major male roles were written for Richard Burbage who died in the 1619s.
Joe Orton's final play, a savage parody of social attitudes to sexual coercion, could have been written for the #MeToo generation.
The multi-award winning musical is as relevant to audiences in the UK as in the US.
Brilliant performances from the two central characters are undermined by a confused production.
R.C. Sherriff's classic play focused on the officer class, but the recent film adaptation has given working-class soldiers a voice.
Popcorn packets and phone use in the theatre can be very distracting, but it's nothing compared to what performers had to put up with in the past.
The award-winning US musical made headlines when a cast member delivered a political message to the US vice-president from the stage.
A playwright whose work detailed Mugabe's decline into despotism recalls his brushes with Zimbabwe's former leader and his wife.
Is there something in the way theatre is organised that makes abuse of power so depressingly commonplace?
The stage is the perfect place to explore dark thoughts.
The first recorded performance of the theatre company that Shakespeare co-founded was at a playhouse south of the Thames, but was lost to historians for centuries. Now we know where it lies.
Britain's first black Shakespearean actor faced prejudice – but won over the public with his talent and passion for human rights.