Ian McKellen

Top 5 openings: 25 September - 1 October
Ian McKellen, Ria Jones and The Band all have their debuts this week
Test your theatre knowledge: Quiz of the month
Have you been paying attention to the theatre news this month?
The week in pictures: 16 - 22 September
David Walliams has a family reunion, Ian McKellen does a major throwback and Maggie Smith and Derek Jacobi collude with criminals in this week's top pics
Exclusive: First look at Ian McKellen and cast in rehearsals for King Lear
Jonathan Munby directs the all-star cast which also includes Tamara Lawrance, Sinead Cusack and Dervla Kirwan
Russell Tovey, Derek Jacobi and Noma Dumezweni in latest Almeida video series
Cush Jumbo and John Heffernan are also taking part in Figures of Speech
Peter Hall achieved his remarkable vision despite opposition on all sides
Michael Coveney pays tribute to the late founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and director Peter Hall
Disney's Beauty and the Beast film to tour UK with full orchestra
Join Belle and co for this special presentation of the live action film starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens
Review: Hamlet (Park Theatre)
Gyles Brandreth stars alongside his son and daughter-in-law in a 90-minute Hamlet
Review: Richard III (Temple Church, London)
Antic Disposition's adaptation of Shakespeare's play caused controversy earlier this year
Full casting announced for King Lear with Ian McKellen
By Editorial Staff
Chichester Festival Theatre has announced who will join the production in September