Lily Cole and Matt Berry in new production of The Philanthropist
Simon Callow will direct Christopher Hampton's play
5 minutes with: Simon Callow - 'I went from selling tickets for Biggins to performing panto with him'
By Will Longman
Currently starring in his one-man production of A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre, we talk to the actor about Dickens, the challenges of performing alone and his memorable Christmas shows
Simon Callow returns to the West End in A Christmas Carol
By Ben Hewis
His popular one-man show will run at the Arts Theatre
Michael Coveney: Remembering the lost lines of Lenny Henry and others
'The actor's nightmare of drying on stage is always vivid but, in the event, it's never catastrophic'
Michael Coveney: Royal 'Sher-speare' Company makes plans as Dame Diana goes solo
Reflections on recent developments in Stratford and some classic critical put-downs
Michael Coveney: Rufus Norris's National - fresh meat or cold potatoes?
'In the admirable rush to be all things to all men in the name of diversity and inclusivity, the danger is you lose sight of what you really want to do'