Alan Bennett

Michael Coveney: It's hard to believe Jim Broadbent turned down Del Boy
Michael Coveney on the joys of actor Jim Broadbent, who is currently starring in A Christmas Carol

Michael Coveney: who on earth can play Dewey if Alex Brightman doesn't?
Critic Michael Coveney reports back from New York on School of Rock, Hamilton and Al Pacino
Casting announced for Alan Bennett's Single Spies
Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre's revival will tour the UK from February 2016
Dame Maggie Smith to appear on The Graham Norton Show with Justin Bieber
The acting legend is set to make her first British chat show appearance in 42 years
Chichester Festival Theatre announces winter 2015 season
Dame Penelope Keith will appear in a one-woman show by Anton Burge
Michael Coveney: Maggie Smith comes up to date as two Nicks redefine the West End
Our esteemed critic publishes his new biography of Maggie Smith this week
Talking Heads (Bath Theatre Royal)
Karl Theobald stands out in this revival of Alan Bennett's monologues
Michael Coveney: Savile play joins the queue of hits and disasters in the wings
The glut of Spring and Summer openings will include a controversial new drama about Jimmy Savile
Michael Coveney: Nick's farewell knees-up at the National
The great and good of theatreland gathered at the NT on Friday to bid farewell to Nicholas Hytner
Michael Coveney and Matt Trueman on Hytner's National - 'a golden era'
Our critics assess Nicholas Hytner's 12-year tenure as he marks his final day as artistic director of the National Theatre