Michael Coveney: Comedians playing it straight on stage
Stephen Merchant is the latest high profile comic to tread the boards
Michael Coveney: Why we love the shows that go wrong
'It's the combination of material accident and thespian shame the truly sadistic coarse theatre lover is craving'
Simon Russell Beale and David Hare in new Hampstead season
Plays about Samuel Foote and the creation of Glyndebourne opera house feature in the venue's Autumn season
Full casting announced for The Trial at the Young Vic
By Ben Hewis
Kate O'Flynn among cast joining Rory Kinnear in this adaptation of Kafka's novel
20 Questions: Harry Melling - 'I find it hard to unwind after this'
By Editorial Staff
The Harry Potter graduate talks about his new solo show Peddling, ripping his trousers on stage and swapping places with Francis Bacon