The Merchant of Venice (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC)
Polly Findlay directs Patsy Ferran in her RSC debut
Full cast announced for Trevor Nunn's RSC Volpone
By Editorial Staff
The production starring Henry Goodman opens in July
Death of a Salesman (Noel Coward Theatre)
Gregory Doran's 'quietly epic' RSC revival transfers to the West End
Casting announced for The Dead Monkey
Nick Darke's black comedy opens at the Finsbury Park venue on 9 June
Read an exclusive extract from Antony Sher's Year of the Fat Knight
By Antony Sher
In this diary entry from 30 December 2013, Sher describes his first day of rehearsals as Falstaff - see below for details of an exclusive offer on the book
24 theatre openings this month that should be on your radar
We take a look at some of the openings around the UK in May
Michael Coveney: Shakespeare's Birthday as Branagh unfurls West End flag
The Bard's big day prompts thoughts of exciting new seasons from Kenneth Branagh and Matthew Warchus
Love's Sacrifice (Swan Theatre)
The Royal Shakespeare Company revives John Ford's play
Death of a Salesman (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC)
Arthur Miller's classic is revived by the Royal Shakespeare Company
How stagey are you? Matthew Kelly vs Catrin Stewart
In the first of our epic battles, the TV presenter and stage veteran takes on the Welsh actress, star of Doctor Who and Stella