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Michael Coveney: Summer treats with Noël Coward and seaside piers; RIP Peter Whelan
By Michael Coveney · 17 Jul 2014

Our chief critic enjoys a leading Coward interpreter and reflects on the death of the writer of The Accrington Pals

Rebecca Hall on making her Broadway debut in Machinal
By David Gordon · 4 Feb 2014

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

Read Nicholas Hytner's introduction to the NT 50th anniversary gala
By Nicholas Hytner · 4 Nov 2013

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

Michael Coveney: National comes alive in memories at its own 50th birthday gala
By Michael Coveney · 3 Nov 2013

A dream cast list and a canny selection of scenes sent our chief critic into raptures on Saturday night

Michael Coveney: 50 years of National Theatre memories
By Michael Coveney · 22 Oct 2013

On the day the National Theatre marks its 50th birthday, our chief critic recalls some personal highlights

Michael Coveney: Sons of Ulster march peacefully on, while stage blood flows at the National
By Michael Coveney · 2 Sep 2013
Although technically both were sons of Ulster, neither Seamus Heaney, the great poet, nor Gerard Murphy, the impassioned actor, both of whom died last week (Heaney aged 74, Murphy 64), could ...
Michael Coveney: Golden Ages with Spacey, Hall and Nicholas Lyndhurst
By Michael Coveney · 23 Aug 2013
By definition, a Golden Age is something that happened in the past, and yet we are continually being told that we are living in a Golden Age of this or a Golden Age of that. This week, no less ...
Michael Coveney: Ghosts walk abroad as National and RSC bring up their bodies
By Michael Coveney · 19 Aug 2013
On 22 October the National Theatre will be exactly 50 years old. On that date in 1963, Peter O'Toole opened in a so-so production of Hamlet at the Old Vic, soon joined in the ...