A new book reflects on a bygone era of the National, while Evita bows out in the West End and Eileen Atkins defies her 80 years
'Lohan has already been gleefully pre-judged in some quarters'
Our chief critic enjoys a leading Coward interpreter and reflects on the death of the writer of The Accrington Pals
British actress Rebecca Hall - daughter of veteran director Peter Hall - is currently making her Broadway debut in a revival of Sophie Treadwell's 1928 Machinal. Our colleagues at TheaterMania recently caught up with her to find out more
The National Theatre, which celebrated its 50th anniversary with a star-studded gala on Saturday, has 'always been about who works here', said artistic director Nicholas Hytner in his programme introduction
A dream cast list and a canny selection of scenes sent our chief critic into raptures on Saturday night
On the day the National Theatre marks its 50th birthday, our chief critic recalls some personal highlights