Douglas Hodge

Michael Coveney: Carousel turns for Mary Rodgers, Arts Council cuts both ways

The daughter of Richard Rodgers, who died last week, was a noted composer in her own right

Video: Highlights of the 2014 Olivier Awards
By Editorial Staff

Features editor Ben Hewis talks to some of the winners, nominees and presenters from last night's ceremony

Alex Jennings to play Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from May

The actor will take over from fellow WhatsOnStage Awards nominee Douglas Hodge

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory takes over £1m during half term week

The Roald Dahl musical has reported record takings at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory extends to November 2014, cast recording released

The musical, based on Roald Dahl's classic children's novel, has extended its run at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Quote/Unquote: 15 great lines we've heard at the theatre recently
By Editorial Staff
In the first of a regular new feature, we round up some great lines we've heard at recent shows, in the West End and further afield. Click the play titles below the quotes for more info and to buy tickets. Got any to add? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter using #wosquote
Review Round-Up: Is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a treat?
By Editorial Staff
Sam Mendes' production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane last night (25 June 2013). With music by Marc Shaiman, it stars Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The blockbuster new Roald Dahl musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane proves a faithful yet inventive treat, says Michael Coveney
David Greig: A bit of me kept thinking 'they'll probably fire me'
As Charlie and the Chocolate Factory premieres at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, the show's book writer David Greig speaks to WhatsOnStage about the show's development, his 'religious' view of Willy Wonka, and why he hates first nights