Simon Russell Beale

Michael Coveney: National unveils Dorfman as RSC channels Downton Abbey
By Michael Coveney · 16 Oct 2014

'What's happened over recent years at the Royal Court, the Birmingham Rep, Chichester and now the National has been spectacular'

Stars read complete Shakespeare sonnets to launch Southbank Centre Festival of Love
By Theo Bosanquet · 15 May 2014

The event on 1 June features ten leading actors including Simon Russell Beale, David Harewood and Juliet Stevenson

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

Looking forward: Michael Coveney previews the coming year in theatre
By Michael Coveney · 31 Dec 2013

From screen-to-stage blockbusters to radical reinventions of the classics, 2014 promises a cornucopia of treats for theatre lovers

WhatsOnStage Awards: Six possible contenders for Theatre Event of the Year
By Ben Hewis · 25 Nov 2013

Previous winners of the WhatsOnStage Award for Theatre Event of the Year include Les Miserables' 25th Anniversary Concert and last year's Olympics Opening Ceremony. With nominations open until the end of November, we look at what could be in the running this year.