Michael Coveney: Shakespeare's Birthday as Branagh unfurls West End flag
The Bard's big day prompts thoughts of exciting new seasons from Kenneth Branagh and Matthew Warchus
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'Is the stage in the dress circle?'
Michael Coveney and Matt Trueman on Hytner's National - 'a golden era'
Our critics assess Nicholas Hytner's 12-year tenure as he marks his final day as artistic director of the National Theatre
Branagh confirms Scorsese Macbeth film
By Editorial Staff
The actor is teaming up with the Hollywood legend on a big screen version of his 2013 production
Tom Hiddleston, Sam Mendes and Helen Mirren honoured in annual Falstaff Awards
By Ben Hewis
The annual awards recognise excellence in Shakespearean productions
Full casting announced for The Ruling Class with James McAvoy
Ron Cook, Kathryn Dysdale and Joshua McGuire are among those joining McAvoy in Jamie Lloyd's production
Kite Runner returns to Liverpool as part of UK tour
By Glenn Meads
The highly acclaimed adaptation of the best selling novel returns to the Liverpool Playhouse next month.
The James Plays (Edinburgh International Festival)
Rona Munro's epic trilogy premieres at the EIF ahead of its London transfer
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