Annie Baker

Sarah Crompton: How long is too long?
Sarah Crompton asks whether our appetite for short shows means we are losing out on the gradual unfolding of a play
The Flick (Dorfman, National Theatre)
Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a "mighty achievement", says our new critic Sarah Crompton
Top 5 theatre openings this week: 18-24 April
Mischief Theatre's return and an all-Welsh Cyrano de Bergerac feature in this week's top openings
Exclusive first look: The Flick at the National Theatre
The production arrives at the National direct from New York
Rising star: Ruby Rae Spiegel
American playwright Ruby Rae Spiegel was only 21 when her debut play received a rapturous review from the New York Times. She talks about her motivation for the controversial Dry Land and what it was like juggling her studies with writing
Matt Trueman: Could context be as much a hindrance as a help?
Following a trip to New York, our critic Matt Trueman discovers that, when watching a show, context isn't everything
Circle Mirror Transformation
Imelda Staunton and Toby Jones star in the UK premiere of Annie Baker's play at the Rose Lipman Building in Haggerston, as part of the Royal Court's Theatre Local programme