Private Lives

Casting announced for Headlong's autumn season
Denise Gough and Greta Scacchi join Headlong for upcoming productions of The Glass Menagerie and People, Places and Things
Casting announced for For Services Rendered in Chichester
Howard Davies' production of W. Somerset Maugham's 1932 drama runs at the Minerva Theatre from 31 July
Matt Trueman: 'Classics no longer guarantee box office success'
New data shows that revivals of familiar works aren't a safe bet for theatres
Matt Trueman: Church and Finch will leave big shoes to fill at Chichester
'For the last five years Chichester has practically kept the West End in business'
Michael Coveney on Maggie Smith's 'unique' stage career
Hints that Dame Maggie will no longer appear on stage signal the end of an illustrious chapter, writes her biographer
Theatre by the Lake New Season includes Abigail's Party and The 39 Steps
Also in the new season is an adaptation of The Snow Queen and Suddenly Last Summer.
Noël and Gertie (Frinton)
You could sum up the 50-odd year friendship between Noël Coward and Gertrude Lawrence in the title of the musical which Coward wrote in 1929 – "Bitter Sweet".
Six of the best venues to see the Private Lives cinema screening next week
Watch the second production to be distributed as part of CinemaLive and Digital Theatre's West End Theatre Series
Digital Theatre and CinemaLive broadcast Private Lives
By Editorial Staff
Starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor, the production ran to acclaim in the West End earlier this year
Strangers on a Train full steam ahead for the Gielgud?
By Editorial Staff
An eagle-eyed reader informs us that the programme for Michael Grandage's current production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the West End's Noel Coward theatre includes a telling