Sam Mendes

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebrates second West End birthday
By Emily Cole
Guests including Rupert Goold and Killian Donnelly were at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane last night
Nicole Kidman returns to West End in new Grandage production
By Editorial Staff
The actress will star in a play about British scientist Rosalind Franklin
New pics released of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory characters
By Editorial Staff
The show at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is directed by Sam Mendes
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
20 Questions: Harry Melling - 'I find it hard to unwind after this'
By Editorial Staff
The Harry Potter graduate talks about his new solo show Peddling, ripping his trousers on stage and swapping places with Francis Bacon
Jonathan Slinger is new Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
By Editorial Staff
The actor, known for his performances with the RSC, joins the show in May
Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor Oscar for The Theory of Everything
By Editorial Staff
Redmayne added to his Golden Globe and BAFTA for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking
Tom Hiddleston, Sam Mendes and Helen Mirren honoured in annual Falstaff Awards
The annual awards recognise excellence in Shakespearean productions
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory extends to June 2016
By Editorial Staff
The show enjoyed a bumper Christmas period at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Looking back: Michael Coveney's theatre review of 2014
Our chief critic reflects on his theatrical highs and lows of the past 12 months