King Lear

Full casting announced for The Master Builder
Linda Emond and Sarah Snook will join Ralph Fiennes in David Hare's adaptation
Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre announces Spring/Summer 2016 Season
Anne-Marie Duff will kick off the season in Husbands and Sons
Don Warrington to star in Talawa's King Lear at Royal Exchange
Michael Buffong's production will open at the Royal Exchange before transferring to the Birmingham Rep
Casting announced for RSC's Wendy and Peter Pan
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The production returns to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in November
Michael Coveney: Hare and Billington illuminate the importance of playwrights
Our critic casts his eye over a wave of new theatre books, including David Hare's memoir The Blue Touch Paper
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