Alan Bennett

Maggie Smith's top 10 theatrical films

Our chief critic Michael Coveney, who is Maggie Smith's biographer, selects ten of her most theatrical films to tie in with the BFI's new season

Exclusive: Cast announced for 2015 tour of The History Boys

Sell a Door's revival will feature Steven Roberts, Richard Hope and Kedar Williams-Stirling

New shows and new faces at Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre this spring

There should be something for all manner of theatre-goers in the recently inveiled New Wolsey Theatre season.

Michael Coveney: National unveils Dorfman as RSC channels Downton Abbey

'What's happened over recent years at the Royal Court, the Birmingham Rep, Chichester and now the National has been spectacular'

Single Spies (Rose Theatre, Kingston)

Alan Bennett's espionage double bill An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution is revived starring Alexander Hanson and Michael Pennington

Alexander Hanson: 'If you do too many musicals, that's all you can do'

The actor has swapped the West End stage for the Rose Theatre, Kingston, where he stars in a revival of Alan Bennett's double-bill Single Spies

Bennett's History Boys returns for 2015 tour with 200 tickets free

The production is presented by Sell a Door and supported by English Touring Theatre

Dawn French: Thirty Million Minutes (Tour - Blackpool)
By Sandra Mangan

More monologue than stand up, Sandra Mangan is impressed by Dawn French's exploration of Thirty Million Minutes.

Robert Powell returns to Poirot role in Murder on Air

Salfordian actor is set to play Agatha Christie's Belgian detective, following his recent turn as the character in Black Coffee.