Matt Trueman: Choosing what to review is a critical decision

'Critics should represent the spectrum of theatre being made as fully as possible'

Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet to be screened globally through NT Live

The production at the Barbican Theatre will be beamed to more than 40 countries in October

Mixed bag for Maxine Peake-led How to Hold Your Breath
By Editorial Staff

Zinnie Harris's 'Brechtian fable' at the Royal Court is praised for its 'epic ambition' but labelled a 'bumpy ride'

Royal Exchange's Sarah Frankcom: 'A good play doesn't leave you alone'

The director talks judging the Bruntwood Prize, filming Hamlet and staging a new play on Manchester's scuttler gangs

Young Vic and Park triumph at Stage Awards
By Editorial Staff

Other winners included producer Sonia Friedman and Liverpool's reopened Everyman theatre

Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne nominated for BAFTAs
By Editorial Staff

The annual film awards announced shortlists this morning

Tributes paid to actor David Ryall

The veteran of the RSC, National Theatre and Harry Potter series has died aged 79

Dominic Dromgoole announces his final Globe summer season

The 2015 season, titled Justice and Mercy, features a major staging of King John timed to coincide with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

Northern Ballet bring Cinderella to Palace Theatre, 18 November

Northern Ballet return to Manchester with their rags to riches adaptation of the classic fairytale.

Postcards from Hamlet Globe-to-Globe: Barbados

We've received another postcard from the production that is currently touring to every country in the world