Simon Russell Beale and David Hare in new Hampstead season
Plays about Samuel Foote and the creation of Glyndebourne opera house feature in the venue's Autumn season
New York Snapshots: Audra McDonald returns, Wolf Hall transfers
By Bethany Rickwald
Our sister site in New York, TheaterMania.com, round up six key stories from the past few weeks
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
Michael Coveney: Are books taking over the stage, and does it matter?
To mark World Book Day, our chief critic reflects on the influence of literature on contemporary theatre
Michael Coveney on Maggie Smith's 'unique' stage career
Hints that Dame Maggie will no longer appear on stage signal the end of an illustrious chapter, writes her biographer
The Absence of War (Sheffield Crucible) - impeccably acted and elegantly staged
By Matt Trueman
Headlong's production of David Hare's 1993 play is playing at the Sheffield Crucible before embarking on a UK tour
Looking back: Michael Coveney's theatre review of 2014
Our chief critic reflects on his theatrical highs and lows of the past 12 months
Playful Productions confirm McKellen/Stewart No Man's Land is West End bound
The production was announced today as part of the company's upcoming plans
Plays, musicals, dance and opera in the Norwich Theatre Royal spring season
From the heart-breaking to the rib-tickling, the shows at Norwich's Theatre Royal look set fair to cater for all theatre-going tastes.