Benedict Cumberbatch

Manchester Royal Exchange wins at Stage Awards
Other winners include Sonia Friedman, War Horse China and Cardiff fringe theatre The Other Room
Michael Coveney: Shakespeare's year is heralded by McKellen, Cumberbatch and a new French star
We'll see Ian McKellen's Richard III on film and Benedict Cumberbatch's on the small screen this year, but Thomas Jolly's is the stand out performance
Matt Trueman: Andrew Scott makes theatre more dangerous
Matt Trueman on the unpredictable joys of Sherlock star Andrew Scott
Ian McKellen launches BFI Shakespeare on Film series
The programme involves a 110 country international tour and onstage interviews with the cast of The Hollow Crown
BBC announce 2016 Shakespeare Festival
Big names involved in the celebrations include David Tennant, Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch
The Stage 100 list is released
ATG joint chief executives Rosemary Squire and Howard Panter top The Stage's list of the 100 most influential people in UK theatre
Top news stories of 2015
Here's the best of what hit the headlines in 2015
WhatsOnStage Awards shortlists are announced
Voting has now opened for the 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
Theatre etiquette: Michael Coveney: I relish venues with raucous audiences
As part of our series on theatre etiquette, Michael Coveney points out that the respectable side of theatre only started with the Victorians
Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen and more attend Park Theatre Gala
The annual gala raised over £100,000 to support the work of the Finsbury Park venue