Laurence Olivier

Test your theatre knowledge: Laurence Olivier
A high score on the Olivier quiz - to be or not to be?
5 times technology and theatre clashed
With the news that Jeff Bridges will be 'E-appearing' in a show in London, here's five other times technology and theatre have clashed
First look: Kenneth Branagh in The Entertainer
An image of the actor in The Entertainer has been released
Matt Trueman: Why do young actors plump for small spaces?
Though Kit Harington is about to open on the West End, our bigger stages are mostly led by older actors: Kenneth Branagh, Ralph Fiennes, Timothy Spall, says Matt Trueman
Stage fright: What actually happens
By Bella Merlin
Read an exclusive extract from Facing the Fear a new book about stage fright by Bella Merlin
Max Stafford-Clark: 'I had no vision for this play at all'
By Max Stafford-Clark
The artistic director of theatre company Out of Joint explains why his latest play, a production of Beckett's seminal work for radio All That Fall, has the audience blindfolded
Michael Coveney: In its essence, theatre is here today and gone tomorrow
Michael Coveney on the new V&A exhibition Curtain Up and Peter Brook's Battlefield
British director William Gaskill dies at the age of 85
The director was a former head of Royal Court and co-founder of Joint Stock
William Gaskill obituary
The British theatre director has died at the age of 85
Michael Coveney: Shakespeare's year is heralded by McKellen, Cumberbatch and a new French star
We'll see Ian McKellen's Richard III on film and Benedict Cumberbatch's on the small screen this year, but Thomas Jolly's is the stand out performance