Kenneth Branagh

First look: Romeo and Juliet rehearsals
Kenneth Branagh's production opens at the Garrick in May
Matt Trueman: Why do young actors plump for small spaces?
Though Kit Harington is about to open on the West End, our bigger stages are mostly led by older actors: Kenneth Branagh, Ralph Fiennes, Timothy Spall, says Matt Trueman
Stage fright: What actually happens
By Bella Merlin
Read an exclusive extract from Facing the Fear a new book about stage fright by Bella Merlin
In pictures: Olivier Awards Red Carpet
By Will Longman
Stars included Vanessa Redgrave, Kit Harington and Beverley Knight
Judi Dench: 'I have no plans to slow down'
The actress bagged a record eighth Olivier Award at this year's ceremony
Everything you need to know about the Olivier Awards
Here's our handy guide to this year's awards ceremony
Matt Trueman: Do critics laugh?
Matt Trueman discusses the difficulties of having to be professionally sceptical
Critics enjoy The Painkiller
Sean Foley's production opened at the Garrick Theatre last night
The Painkiller (Garrick Theatre)
Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon star in the latest offering from the Kenneth Branagh Season
Michael Coveney: Laughter is the great purgative in theatre
Ahead of the opening of The Painkiller this evening, Michael Coveney expounds the joy of farce