NT Olivier

Meera Syal and cast rehearse NT's Behind the Beautiful Forevers

David Hare's new play opens at the NT Olivier on 18 November

Laurie Sansom: 'It's no surprise artists want independence'

On the day Scotland goes to the polls, we catch up with the artistic director of the country's National Theatre

Show Pics: Helen McCrory in National Theatre's Medea

Production images have been released for Ben Power's new version of Euripedes' Medea starring Helen McCrory in the title role

A Small Family Business (NT Olivier)

Adam Penford's revival of Alan Ayckbourn's farce is "decent, if not shattering"

Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale's 'extraordinary' Lear
By Editorial Staff

Sam Mendes' production of King Lear starring Simon Russell Beale opened at the NT Olivier last night (23 January 2014)

King Lear (NT Olivier)

Sam Mendes' production of King Lear starring Simon Russell Beale as the eponymous monarch opened at the NT Olivier last night

Show Pics: Simon Russell Beale reunites with Sam Mendes for NT's Lear
By Editorial Staff

Production images have been released for Sam Mendes' production of King Lear at the NT Olivier starring Simon Russell Beale, which opens later this week (23 January 2014)