Nominees and guest presenters including Gemma Arterton, Martin Freeman, Tom Hiddleston, Judi Dench and Hayley Atwell turned heads on the red carpet ahead of this year's Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House
The rising star actors follow in the footsteps of Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow
Previous winners of the WhatsOnStage Award for Theatre Event of the Year include Les Miserables' 25th Anniversary Concert and last year's Olympics Opening Ceremony. With nominations open until the end of November, we look at what could be in the running this year.
Prince Philip visited Shakespeare's Globe yesterday (19 November) for the official opening of the new indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
In an emotional speech at the Evening Standard Awards, Maggie Smith said she would "love" to return the stage, but is unsure of the right role. Here are some suggestions...
The lack of women playwrights showcased by the National Theatre's 50th anniversary gala was troubling
The National Theatre, which celebrated its 50th anniversary with a star-studded gala on Saturday, has 'always been about who works here', said artistic director Nicholas Hytner in his programme introduction
A dream cast list and a canny selection of scenes sent our chief critic into raptures on Saturday night
The longlist for the 59th annual Evening Standard Awards has been announced, with actors in contention including Judi Dench, Lenny Henry, Rory Kinnear, Helen Mirren and James McAvoy