The cosy Donmar Warehouse is London's ‘thinking person’s theatre’. Current artistic director Josie Rourke has staged some intriguing and successful productions, including the well-received comedy My Night with Reg.

But some think it has taken a step back from the days when Nicole Kidman administered ‘theatrical Viagra’ nightly by peeling off her clothes in Sam Mendes’ production of The Blue Room, and Michael Grandage framed blue-eyed Jude Law as Hamlet.