Confessions of an opera virgin: Opera is for rich, wrinkly white folk. Right?
By Ben Hewis
Our deputy editor visits the opera for the first time, despite his anxiety-inducing preconceptions
Nicholas Hytner's book doesn't dish the dirt, but it is revelatory
As Nicholas Hytner's book Balancing Acts is published this week, Sarah Crompton looks at why it's a vital read in the current climate
The new Bridge Theatre programme isn't safe, it's thrilling
Sarah Crompton looks at the first season from Nick Hytner and Nick Starr in their brand new theatre
Katherine Soper: 'Winning the Bruntwood was beyond any of my hopes'
As her debut play opens at the Royal Court, the Wish List playwright talks about winning one of the most important writing prizes in the country, zero hours contracts and working as a perfume salesperson
Howard Davies always managed to convey the complexity of life
Sarah Crompton pays tribute to the director Howard Davies, who has died at the age of 71
5 minutes with: Olivia Vinall - 'The Young Chekhov trilogy is the hardest I've ever worked'
By Will Longman
Vinall features in all three of the plays at the National, playing Sofya in Platonov, Sasha in Ivanov and Nina in The Seagull. She spoke to us about getting through the three show days at the National.
Sarah Crompton: No one could have predicted James Corden's success
Sarah Crompton looks at Corden's rise from early theatre roles to global megastar