Judi Dench

Maggie Smith's top 10 theatrical films

Our chief critic Michael Coveney, who is Maggie Smith's biographer, selects ten of her most theatrical films to tie in with the BFI's new season

Test your theatre knowledge: Celebrities on Stage

Do you know your Cumberbatch from your Tennant? Hiddleston from your Dench? Take this week's quiz and find out

Mrs Henderson Presents musical confirms Bath premiere

Rumours about an adaptation for the stage have today be confirmed

Lesley Manville 'mulling over' Mrs Henderson Presents musical?
By Editorial Staff

The production will reportedly premiere next year in Bath

Michael Coveney: National unveils Dorfman as RSC channels Downton Abbey

'What's happened over recent years at the Royal Court, the Birmingham Rep, Chichester and now the National has been spectacular'

Judi Dench - poor eyesight cured my stagefright
By Rebecca Donn

The stage legend has found an unexpected upside to her deteriorating vision

Roger Allam: 'Acting, like many professions, is getting more exclusive'

As he returns to Hampstead Theatre in the UK premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Seminar, Roger Allam reflects on his illustrious career and the 'creeping corporatisation' of art

West End lights to dim for Donald Sinden

The great comic actor has died aged 90

Michael Coveney: 'Donald Sinden was one of the greatest comic actors of the last century'

Sinden was known for his landmark performances in the great classical comedies