Laurence Olivier

Casting announced for Songs for a New World
Jason Robert Brown's first musical will run at the St James Theatre from 22 July - 8 August
20 Questions: Michael Xavier - 'My West End debut was playing a gawky farmgirl'
By Editorial Staff
The star of Love Story, Into the Woods and Assassins talks Sondheim, Metallica and his audition nightmares
Matt Trueman: Church and Finch will leave big shoes to fill at Chichester
'For the last five years Chichester has practically kept the West End in business'
Michael Coveney: Benedict Cumberbatch helps put his relative Richard to rest
The reburial of Richard III prompts reflections on Shakespeare's warped interpretation
20 Questions: Paulette Randall - 'directing looked more fun'
By Editorial Staff
Randall has reunited with playwright Mustapha Matura on a revival of Play Mas at the Orange Tree
Michael Coveney on Maggie Smith's 'unique' stage career
Hints that Dame Maggie will no longer appear on stage signal the end of an illustrious chapter, writes her biographer
Michael Coveney: Geraldine McEwan was a great comic stylist
McEwan, who has died aged 82, had a 'syrupy, seductive voice and a forthright, sparkling manner'
Award-winning actress Geraldine McEwan dies aged 82
McEwan worked with figures including Laurence Olivier, Kenneth Branagh and Richard Briers
Tributes paid to actor David Ryall
The veteran of the RSC, National Theatre and Harry Potter series has died aged 79
Maggie Smith's top 10 theatrical films
Our chief critic Michael Coveney, who is Maggie Smith's biographer, selects ten of her most theatrical films to tie in with the BFI's new season