Philip Glass

Michael Coveney: Laughter is the great purgative in theatre
Ahead of the opening of The Painkiller this evening, Michael Coveney expounds the joy of farce
Akhnaten (London Coliseum)
Thirty years after staging its UK premiere, ENO returns to Philip Glass's Pharaoh opera
Lanark (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh)
David Greig's adaptation of Alasdair Gray's "Life in Four Books" is a 'must-see triumph'