Sam Mendes

Looking back: Michael Coveney's theatre review of 2014

Our chief critic reflects on his theatrical highs and lows of the past 12 months

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory extends booking, passes a million tickets sold
By Editorial Staff

The WhatsOnStage Award-winning musical is now booking until October 2015

Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale's 'extraordinary' Lear
By Editorial Staff

Sam Mendes' production of King Lear starring Simon Russell Beale opened at the NT Olivier last night (23 January 2014)

Michael Coveney: King Lear sponsors, stand-ins and other shout-outs
Simon Russell Beale in King Lear© Mark Douet Simon Russell Beale's last Shakespearean performance at the National, Timon of Athens, was a brilliantly sarcastic update on the re
King Lear (NT Olivier)

Sam Mendes' production of King Lear starring Simon Russell Beale as the eponymous monarch opened at the NT Olivier last night

Sam Troughton misses King Lear performances after being 'struck dumb'

Troughton, who plays Edmund, lost his voice mid-scene in the National Theatre production

Show Pics: Simon Russell Beale reunites with Sam Mendes for NT's Lear
By Editorial Staff

Production images have been released for Sam Mendes' production of King Lear at the NT Olivier starring Simon Russell Beale, which opens later this week (23 January 2014)

Opening: Weir transfers, Payne's Blurred Lines and Russell Beale's Lear
By Editorial Staff

Josie Rourke's acclaimed Donmar production of The Weir moves round the corner to Wyndham's, while one of our finest classical actors teams with Sam Mendes on King Lear at the National

Lesley Sharp stars in NT Taste of Honey, Daniel Kitson returns

Also announced today is further casting for Sam Mendes' King Lear, and Nick Payne's Blurred Lines in the NT Shed

Review Round-Up: Is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a treat?
By Editorial Staff
Sam Mendes' production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane last night (25 June 2013). With music by Marc Shaiman, it stars Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka