Cast joining Imelda Staunton in Follies at the National announced
By Will Longman
Tracie Bennett and Peter Forbes are among the additions to the cast
Fisayo Akinade: 'Judi Dench made me feel her palms'
The Cucumber actor on a couple of phenomenal years and why Judi Dench asked him to feel her palms
Imelda Staunton and Janie Dee to star in Follies at the National Theatre
By Ben Hewis
Sondheim's musical will be revived at the venue in 2017
Steve Atkinson: HighTide started on a wave of changes in new writing
As HighTide Festival turns ten, we talk to artistic director Steve Atkinson on what has made the new writing event such a success
Dominic Cooke: 'We mustn't get stuck to an idea of how Shakespeare should be'
The British director on Shakespeare, why he's not in a hurry to leave the stage for the screen and his upcoming TV debut - the latest installment in the BBC's Hollow Crown series.
Matt Trueman: Rufus Norris has had an extraordinary first year
By Matt Trueman
Following the National Theatre's new season announcement, Matt Trueman reflects on Rufus Norris's first year as boss of the National Theatre
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
Michael Coveney: five theatre resolutions for the New Year
Critic Michael Coveney picks five things he'll be aiming for in 2016