Alan Rickman obituary: He loved the baddies he played
Michael Coveney reflects on the life and work of Alan Rickman, who has died at the age of 69
Michael Coveney: A dog's life on the stage, Neil Bartlett steps out, and a grim new musical
Our four-legged friends are hogging spotlights across the country
Michael Coveney: Ghosts walk abroad as National and RSC bring up their bodies
On 22 October the National Theatre will be exactly 50 years old. On that date in 1963, Peter O'Toole opened in a so-so production of Hamlet at the Old Vic, soon joined in the ...