The Hobbit star returns to the stage for the first time since Clybourne Park in 2010
The director has revealed plans for a second, year-long season of plays
The satirical American musical receives its UK premiere at the St James Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd
Jamie Lloyd's production of Urinetown starring Richard Fleeshman, Jenna Russell and Marc Elliott opened at the St James Theatre last night (11 March 2014)
The stage adaptation will feature a book by the original director Robert Zemeckis
With a simple, rather bleak, backdrop, we are introduced to this new tour of "The Pride", Alexi Kaye Campbell's West End hit first staged in 2008
The husband and wife team at the helm of the Ambassador Theatre Group are number one in the annual list, whilst the Trafalgar Transformed director has become the youngest director on the list since Sam Mendes in 1998
The past 12 months has seen a rich array of blockbuster musicals, stellar play revivals and anniversary celebrations. Our chief critic casts his eye over some of the stand-outs.