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Kenneth Branagh plans West End ensemble?
By Editorial Staff

The actor, who was knighted in 2012, is reportedly putting together a season at the Garrick Theatre

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

An Open Letter to Arts Council England regarding the cut to Orange Tree Theatre's funding
By Andrew Macbean

Andrew Macbean, Chair of W&SW London Equity Branch, asks Sir Peter Bazalgette to explain the 100% cut to the Orange Tree Theatre's funding

Read Nicholas Hytner's introduction to the NT 50th anniversary gala
By Nicholas Hytner

The National Theatre, which celebrated its 50th anniversary with a star-studded gala on Saturday, has 'always been about who works here', said artistic director Nicholas Hytner in his programme introduction

Michael Coveney: National comes alive in memories at its own 50th birthday gala

A dream cast list and a canny selection of scenes sent our chief critic into raptures on Saturday night