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Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale's 'extraordinary' Lear
By Editorial Staff · 24 Jan 2014

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
By Michael Coveney · 24 Jan 2014
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)
By Michael Coveney · 24 Jan 2014

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'
By Theo Bosanquet · 23 Jan 2014

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 · 20 Jan 2014

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 · 20 Jan 2014

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
By Theo Bosanquet · 11 Nov 2013

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 · 26 Jun 2013
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
Roald Dahl's daughters join Hollywood stars for Chocolate Factory's opening night
By Theo Bosanquet · 26 Jun 2013
Roald Dahl's daughters Ophelia and Lucy were among the star-studded audience at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane last night for the world premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory....
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
By Michael Coveney · 25 Jun 2013
The blockbuster new Roald Dahl musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane proves a faithful yet inventive treat, says Michael Coveney