Richard Bean

Matt Trueman: How do we measure risk?
Matt Trueman looks at how risk in theatre is always relative
Matt Trueman: Do critics laugh?
Matt Trueman discusses the difficulties of having to be professionally sceptical
Michael Coveney: Laughter is the great purgative in theatre
Ahead of the opening of The Painkiller this evening, Michael Coveney expounds the joy of farce
The Nap (Sheffield Crucible)
Jack O'Connell stars in Richard Bean's new play about snooker
Top 5 theatre openings this week: 14 - 20 March
From snooker to atomic bombs, we take a look at the hottest openings this week
5 minutes with: Richard Wilson: 'theatre should be about the society we are living in'
Director Richard Wilson on his production of Richard Bean's new snooker play The Nap - staged at the home of the snooker world championships - and the 'dreaded phrase'
Exclusive first look: The Nap at Sheffield Crucible
Jack O'Connell stars in Richard Bean's new comedy
Brits Off Broadway Festival line-up announced
The annual festival at 59E59 Theaters showcases British plays
National Theatre to host Valentine's fundraiser for UN Refugee Agency
Moving Stories will be held at the Lyttelton Theatre on Valentine's Day
Sheffield Theatre's The Nap extends
Richard Bean's new play about snooker will run for a further two weeks