Sarah Crompton: In times of political turmoil we need great art
Sarah Crompton on revisiting Brian Friel's towering achievement, Faith Healer
5 minutes with: Ron Cook - 'I was done with Shakespeare but then Grandage called me up'
By Emily Cole
We caught up with The Homecoming actor to discuss serendipity, Harold Pinter and Brian Friel's 'extraordinary' play Faith Healer
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
Michael Coveney pays tribute to Irish dramatist Brian Friel
The playwright was a deeply private and genuinely modest man
Three Days in the Country (National Theatre, Lyttelton)
Mark Gatiss and John Simm star in Patrick Marber's adaptation of Turgenev's A Month in the Country
Niamh Cusack: The Rehearsal has given me a taste for playing bitches
Cusack stars alongside Edward Bennett, Katherine Kingsley and Jamie Glover in the acclaimed Chichester Festival production