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
Sarah Crompton: Dance can't continue to function in a self-enclosed bubble
Sarah Crompton reflects on Liam Scarlett's dismaying Frankenstein and how the Royal Ballet should help to find effective ways of storytelling
Michael Coveney: Maggie Smith has given us so much that was worth writing about
The actress accepted the Critics' Circle Award in London this week
Winner of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2015 announced
By Emily Cole
Londoner Katherine Soper has won this year's award, presented at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester