Here's the brutal truth about many of our rights: we only really have them if we have the wherewithal to fight for them when they're trampled on. That's certainly the case when it comes to employment rights.
More than four centuries after William Shakespeare died in 1616, aged 52 on his own birthday (23 April), questions remain about the authorship of his prodigious output - including nearly forty plays and more than 150 sonnets.
Anton Chekhov is, of course, best known for his "big five" classic plays: Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. None of which, though the author himself labelled them tragicomedies, are associated with hilarity.
The premise of The Picture of Dorian Gray has become so much a part of our culture that most people will recognise the reference even if they've never read Oscar Wilde's original 1890 novella or seen any of the myriad stage and screen adaptations since.
Apart from it being a charming public park and one of my dog's favourite destinations for our daily walks, I have always been fascinated by history of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, near my home in south London.
How far are you willing to go to get what you most desire? That’s the question at the bloody heart of Salome. And it’s a question that so fascinates Lazarus Theatre that they’re now having a third go at Oscar Wilde’s provocative 1891 tragedy.