Happy Days

Michael Coveney: Old actors bloom as Helen Mirren and Ken Cranham prove 70 is the new 40
From Redgrave's Beatrice to Jacobi's Mercutio, are we experiencing a golden age for older actors?
Paul Cattermole, Diana Vickers and Ben Freeman lead Rocky Horror cast
Initial casting has been announced for the tour which begins in Brighton in December
Matt Trueman: Theatre must widen its reach
'If theatre wants to diversify its audience, it has two options: invite people in or go out to them'
Fergus Linehan: 'I want people to know what the Edinbugh International Festival stands for'
The new EIF director tells Michael Coveney about his inaugural programme and vision for the festival's future
19 openings in February that should be on your radar
We take a look at some of the theatre highlights of the month
Nicholas de Jongh: 'It was an accident that I turned to playwriting'
By Editorial Staff
Nicholas de Jongh, who switched from criticism to playwriting following the success of Plague over England in 2008, premieres his new play The Unquiet Grave of Garcia Lorca at the Drayton Arms Theatre
Michael Coveney: Power play at the Proms, festival fever in Edinburgh and Enniskillen, disaster in Eastbourne
Looking at the BBC Proms, and further afield to the various festivals on offer in August
Happy Days (Theatre Royal, Plymouth)
By Karen Bussell
Happy Days - not!
Brief Encounter with... Happy Days Producer Amy Anzel
Producer Amy Anzel fought to get the show Happy Days on tour using crowdfunding. Here she talks about the appeal of the 1950s, her love of audience reactions to the production and possible West End plans.
Juliet Stevenson reprises Happy Days role at Young Vic in 2015
By Editorial Staff
Natalie Abrahami's production will return in February