Michael Coveney: It's hard to believe Jim Broadbent turned down Del Boy
Michael Coveney on the joys of actor Jim Broadbent, who is currently starring in A Christmas Carol
Michael Coveney: Critics crown Hytner with award while Dench goes on desert island
Our chief critic reflects on yesterday's award ceremony
Michael Coveney: Old actors bloom as Helen Mirren and Ken Cranham prove 70 is the new 40
From Redgrave's Beatrice to Jacobi's Mercutio, are we experiencing a golden age for older actors?
Michael Coveney: Remembering the lost lines of Lenny Henry and others
'The actor's nightmare of drying on stage is always vivid but, in the event, it's never catastrophic'
Matt Trueman: The shows you wish you could see again
By Matt Trueman
Whether reinventing a show or faithfully restoring it, revivals are integral to the theatregoing experience
Michael Coveney: Actors following in famous fatherly footsteps
'Father's Day is a good excuse to celebrate the passing of the flame from one generation to another in the theatre'
Dominic Dromgoole announces final season at The Globe
Dromgoole, who is succeeded by Emma Rice next year, will present a Shakespeare season in the Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Michael Coveney: Nick's farewell knees-up at the National
The great and good of theatreland gathered at the NT on Friday to bid farewell to Nicholas Hytner
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