King Lear

Actor Tom Beard dies aged 50
Beard was described by Samuel West as 'the most truthful and generous of actors'
Michael Coveney: Comedians playing it straight on stage
Stephen Merchant is the latest high profile comic to tread the boards
An Oak Tree (NT Temporary Theatre)
Tim Crouch's experimental two-hander is revived a decade after its premiere
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
The Father (Tricycle Theatre)
Kenneth Cranham and Claire Skinner star in this transfer from the Theatre Royal Bath
Full casting announced for The Trial at the Young Vic
Kate O'Flynn among cast joining Rory Kinnear in this adaptation of Kafka's novel
King Lear (Rose Playhouse)
Malachite Theatre Company bring Shakespeare's tragedy to the historic venue
Hampstead Theatre stages UK premiere of Luna Gale
Former artistic director Michael Attenborough will direct the production
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