Matt Trueman: Bad theatre is bad for all of us
Theatre needs to offer audiences more than they can get from a night in with Mad Men
Theatre highlights of the week: Bakersfield Mist opens and We Will Rock You closes
Sad times in the West End this week as one of the long runners takes its final bow
Critics split over Simon Stephens' Birdland
Andrew Scott stars in Stephens' new play directed by Carrie Cracknell which opened at the Royal Court earlier this week
Birdland (Royal Court)
Simon Stephens' new play about the life of a rock star in his prime is one of his best
Show Pics: Andrew Scott in Royal Court's Birdland
Simon Stephens' new play centring on an international rock star at the height of his fame opens at the Royal Court tomorrow
Theatre highlights of the week: Let the Right One In, Birdland and A View from the Bridge
Screen stars James Alexandrou, Andrew Scott and Mark Strong dominate the theatre highlights this week
Catherine Love: My top theatre picks for April
Catherine Love looks ahead at the best theatre on offer in the next month, both Off-West End and regionally
Simon Stephens: 'It's possibly the craziest year any playwright has ever had'
The prolific, multi award-winning, impossible to pin-down playwright Simon Stephens discusses the reopening of Curious Incident, reuniting with Andrew Scott and why Chekhov is a 'really big deal'
Nikki Amuka-Bird and Charlotte Randle join Andrew Scott in Royal Court's Birdland
Full casting has been announced for Carrie Cracknell's production of Simon Stephens' new play, which opens at the Royal Court in April