Matt Trueman: Why do young actors plump for small spaces?
By Matt Trueman
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
Michael Coveney: Laughter is the great purgative in theatre
Ahead of the opening of The Painkiller this evening, Michael Coveney expounds the joy of farce
Michael Coveney: 'You can judge a book by its cover and a show by its first scene'
Critic Michael Coveney on first impressions, Zippos Circus and the clownish joys of Mark Rylance and Kenneth Cranham
Mark Rylance and cast celebrate opening night of Farinelli and the King
Claire van Kampen's play opened at the Duke of York Theatre last night