Mark Rylance

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
Farinelli and the King (Duke of York's)
Claire van Kampen's play - starring husband Mark Rylance - transfers to the West End from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Michael Coveney: Cumberbatch, Kidman and the hazards of hype
Buzz is an essential part of showbiz - but it can be misplaced
Top 10 selling shows on WhatsOnStage in July
We count down our hottest tickets this month
Mark Gatiss: 'The West End is pricing itself to death'
The actor is currently rehearsing Three Days in the Country at the National Theatre
Top 10 selling shows on WhatsOnStage in June
We count down our hottest tickets this month
Matt Trueman: The shows you wish you could see again
Whether reinventing a show or faithfully restoring it, revivals are integral to the theatregoing experience
20 Questions: The Dead Monkey's James Lance
The I'm Alan Partridge star talks dressing as a Spanish waiter, Mark Rylance in Jerusalem and his time in Jeeves and Wooster