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Rehearsal Pictures: Stephen Merchant and Steffan Rhodri prepare for The Mentalists
By Emily Cole
Abbey Wright's production opens at the Wyndham's Theatre on 3 July
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 and Matt Trueman on Hytner's National - 'a golden era'
Our critics assess Nicholas Hytner's 12-year tenure as he marks his final day as artistic director of the National Theatre
Leading Ladies: Nancy Carroll - 'I have no idea how anyone sustains a plan in this business'
In the latest of our occasional series, we get 'closer' to an actress every director wants to work with
Stephen Merchant set for West End debut in The Mentalists
The production runs for a limited season at Wyndham's Theatre from 3 July
Made in Dagenham closes at Adelphi in April
The screen-to-stage musical starring Gemma Arterton opened to warm reviews but has struggled at the box office
South West year in review 2014
A round up of some of the South West highlights in 2014.
Looking back: Michael Coveney's theatre review of 2014
Our chief critic reflects on his theatrical highs and lows of the past 12 months
Did Made in Dagenham strike a chord with critics?
By Nicole Goldstein
Rupert Goold's screen-to-stage production stars Gemma Arterton. Reviews were decidedly mixed...
Graham Norton and Mel C join Gemma Arterton for Made in Dagenham premiere
The new musical, based on the 2010 film, opened at the Adelphi last night