Simon Russell Beale
'What's happened over recent years at the Royal Court, the Birmingham Rep, Chichester and now the National has been spectacular'
The event on 1 June features ten leading actors including Simon Russell Beale, David Harewood and Juliet Stevenson
Sam Mendes' production of King Lear starring Simon Russell Beale opened at the NT Olivier last night (23 January 2014)
Troughton, who plays Edmund, lost his voice mid-scene in the National Theatre production
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)
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
From screen-to-stage blockbusters to radical reinventions of the classics, 2014 promises a cornucopia of treats for theatre lovers
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.