Michael Coveney and Matt Trueman on Hytner's National - 'a golden era'
Our critics assess Nicholas Hytner's 12-year tenure as he marks his final day as artistic director of the National Theatre
Michael Coveney: Benedict Cumberbatch helps put his relative Richard to rest
The reburial of Richard III prompts reflections on Shakespeare's warped interpretation
David Walliams, Rob Brydon and more attend Mel Brooks Live in London
By Ben Hewis
With tickets priced at up to £500 it's no wonder the guest list was so starry
Michael Coveney: Are books taking over the stage, and does it matter?
To mark World Book Day, our chief critic reflects on the influence of literature on contemporary theatre
Michael Coveney on Maggie Smith's 'unique' stage career
Hints that Dame Maggie will no longer appear on stage signal the end of an illustrious chapter, writes her biographer
Matt Trueman: Choosing what to review is a critical decision
By Matt Trueman
'Critics should represent the spectrum of theatre being made as fully as possible'
Michael Coveney: Well done Eddie Redmayne - but don't get lost to Hollywood
The British actor forged his career on stage, where he will hopefully return soon
Amanda Abbington attends opening night of How to Hold Your Breath
By Ben Hewis
Maxine Peake returns to the London stage in Zinnie Harris's new play
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David Tennant reprises Richard II at Barbican
Full cast announced and tickets on sale for Farinelli and the King starring Mark Rylance
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