First Look: Daniel Mays leads Patrick Marber's Red Lion
The football play runs at the National's Dorfman Theatre until 30 September
Michael Coveney: Sport in the spotlight, from Patrick Marber to Bend It Like Beckham
The summer heralds a raft of sports-themed productions; but can they emulate the excitement of the real thing?
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
Do critics think Carole King musical is Beautiful?
Katie Brayben stars as Carole King in this Broadway transfer that opened at the Aldwych Theatre last night
Natalie Dormer joins cast of Closer for opening night
The production starring Rufus Sewell and Nancy Carroll opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night