Michael Coveney: Maggie Smith comes up to date as two Nicks redefine the West End
Our esteemed critic publishes his new biography of Maggie Smith this week
Hytner and Starr unveil plans for new 900-seat theatre
The former National Theatre heads want to create a home for their London Theatre Company and plan to build more
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
NT's Rufus Norris appoints head of new work and deputy artistic director
Norris has created a New Work department, which will 'become the engine room of the National's creative process'
Tessa Ross steps down as chief executive of National Theatre
Ross had only been in post for six months, working alongside Rufus Norris
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
Test your theatre knowledge: National Theatre picture quiz
To mark Nicholas Hytner's departure as artistic director of the National, see if you recognise some of the productions from the last 12 years
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
12 years of Nicholas Hytner's National Theatre in pictures
As the artistic director bows out, we look back through some of the productions under his tenure
Royal Exchange's Sarah Frankcom: 'A good play doesn't leave you alone'
The director talks judging the Bruntwood Prize, filming Hamlet and staging a new play on Manchester's scuttler gangs