Ian McKellen

Supporting performances can mean as much as star turns
After Andrew Scott paid tribute to his co-stars in his acceptance speech for the Critics' Circle Award, Matt Trueman looks at why we need to champion the supporting role more
RSC co-founder John Barton dies aged 89
The director was instrumental in the company's success for over half a century
Ian McKellen to play the demon in West End production of The Exorcist
The veteran actor will lend his voice to the West End production
Were the critics mad for McKellen's King Lear?
Jonathan Munby's production has opened at the Minerva Theatre in Chichester
Review: King Lear (Minerva Theatre, Chichester)
Ian McKellen stars in Jonathan Munby's superb production of Shakespeare's tragedy
First look at production images of Ian McKellen in King Lear
The Chichester Festival Theatre production opens this week
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?