Mark Rylance

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
Then and Now: The Tempest at the Globe
This week we take a look at how Shakespeare's classic play has been reworked over the years at the Globe
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
Nominations announced for 2016 Olivier Awards
Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton announced the shortlist in a ceremony in London this morning
Test your theatre knowledge: Oscars onstage
Which of these famous faces have also trod the boards?
Cymbeline (Shakespeare's Globe)
Shakespeare's jam-packed tale of love, betrayal and family drama is staged at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
WhatsOnStage Awards shortlists are announced
Voting has now opened for the 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
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
Critics crown Farinelli and the King a success
The West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's play didn't disappoint
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