Photos: Matt Smith and Ian McKellen among guests at NYT 60th anniversary gala
Other guests included Arlene Phillips, Daisy Lewis and Gina McKee
Sarah Crompton: Is the National Youth Theatre still seen as a middle-class preserve?
As the NYT approaches its 60th birthday, Sarah looks back on its alumni, some controversial moments in its history, and the need to offer initiatives that aren't about privilege or money
Sarah Crompton: Why is theatre so silent on the subject of mothers?
After watching the new TV series Motherland, Sarah Crompton reflects on the absence of mothers on stage
Sarah Crompton: In times of political turmoil we need great art
Sarah Crompton on revisiting Brian Friel's towering achievement, Faith Healer
5 minutes with: William Postlethwaite: 'The Mother is like a kaleidoscope of pain'
By Emily Cole
We spent five minutes with William Postlethwaite to chat about his route into the industry, working with Gina McKee and Florian Zeller's 'great piece' of writing, The Mother