Fences

From Comic Relief to Critics' Choice - Lenny Henry's rise to award-winning theatre actor

The recipient of the 2014 Critics Choice Theatre Award for Best Actor has come a long way since his childhood growing up on an estate in Dudley

Spotlight On: Best Actor in a Play award

Following on from the Best Actress in a Play 'Spotlight On', we take a look at their male counterpart nominees.

Spotlight On: Best Actress in a Play award
By Ben Hewis

In the third installment of our 'Spotlight On' series we take a closer look at the nominees for one of the most closely contested awards

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
The August Wilson years: Ten decades, ten plays… including Fences
At our recent WhatsOnStage Outing to Fences, including a post-show Q&A with Lenny Henry and the cast, we were alarmed to discover that only 10% of the audience were familiar with the play's author, the late, great August Wilson. If you're in the 90% of the uninitiated, read this feature by Al Senter and improve your education right now.
Podcast: #WOSOuting to West End Fences starring Lenny Henry
By Editorial Staff
Listen to the post-show Q&A from our latest Outing, to Paulette Randall's acclaimed revival of August Wilson's Fences at the Duchess Theatre
Review Round-Up: Lenny Henry shines in Paulette Randall's Fences
By Editorial Staff
The Theatre Royal Bath's production of August Wilson's Fences directed by Paulette Randall opened at the Duchess Theatre this week (26 June 2013). Starring Lenny Henry, it runs until 14 September 2013
Michael Coveney: Lenny roars while Regent's Park goes up in smoke
Many years before Lenny Henry made his great breakthrough on British television on the talent show New Faces, then on the wacky children's show Tiswas, I used to love another ...
Fences
Lenny Henry gives a great performance in Paulette Randall's production of August Wilson's Fences, providing the "must-see performance in town"
Show Pics: Lenny Henry stars in August Wilson's Fences
By Editorial Staff
Production images have been released for Theatre Royal Bath's production of August Wilson's Fences starring Lenny Henry, which opens at the Duchess Theatre tonight (26 June 2013)