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20 Questions: Sheila Reid - 'I needed to be an actor'
By Editorial Staff · 9 Sep 2014

The Benidorm star has returned to the stage to star in a revival of Philip Ridley's controversial play Ghost From A Perfect Place at the Arcola Theatre

My Theatre Firsts: Land of Our Fathers' Clive Merrison
By Ben Hewis · 28 Aug 2014

Merrison's Theatre Firsts include Laurence Olivier, Guinness and doing the rumba with fruit on his head!

Michael Coveney: 'Richard Attenborough's roots were in theatre'
By Michael Coveney · 26 Aug 2014

Lord Attenborough, who died on Sunday, was a man of enormous influence on stage as well as screen

Chichester Festival Theatre relaunches on time in the sunshine
By Michael Coveney · 21 Jul 2014

Michael Coveney talks to executive director Alan Finch and architect Steve Tompkins about the £22m redevelopment of the Festival Theatre

Rattigan's debut play revived in Jermyn Street 30s season
By Theo Bosanquet · 8 Jul 2014

First Episode was written while the playwright was still a student at Oxford

10 things you didn't know about Australian theatre
By Guest Contributor · 14 May 2014

It's not just Kangaroos and Neighbours, the theatre scene down-under is more important than you may have previously thought

Michael Coveney: National comes alive in memories at its own 50th birthday gala
By Michael Coveney · 3 Nov 2013

A dream cast list and a canny selection of scenes sent our chief critic into raptures on Saturday night

Michael Coveney: 50 years of National Theatre memories
By Michael Coveney · 22 Oct 2013

On the day the National Theatre marks its 50th birthday, our chief critic recalls some personal highlights

Michael Coveney: Ghosts walk abroad as National and RSC bring up their bodies
By Michael Coveney · 19 Aug 2013
On 22 October the National Theatre will be exactly 50 years old. On that date in 1963, Peter O'Toole opened in a so-so production of Hamlet at the Old Vic, soon joined in the ...