Nicholas Hytner

5 minutes with: Olivia Vinall - 'The Young Chekhov trilogy is the hardest I've ever worked'
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
Eugene Onegin (Royal Opera House)
Tchaikovsky's romantic opera in an impeccably cast, brilliantly conducted revival
National Theatre's chair steps down
The theatre also announced their annual review for 2014-2015
Winner of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2015 announced
Londoner Katherine Soper has won this year's award, presented at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Michael Coveney: could we be seeing a shift in musical theatre?
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton and In the Heights are changing the musical theatre landscape
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