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
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
By Emily Cole
Jack O'Connell stars in Richard Bean's new comedy