Stephen Daldry

Looking back: Michael Coveney's theatre review of 2014

Our chief critic reflects on his theatrical highs and lows of the past 12 months

Netflix commissions 10-part drama based on The Audience

The series will be adapted from Peter Morgan's play, which starred Helen Mirren as the Queen, and premieres in 2016

Kristin Scott Thomas plays Queen in West End Audience revival

Peter Morgan's play will run concurrently in London and New York

Billy Elliot Live tops UK cinema box office
By Nicole Goldstein

The live broadcast of the screen-to-stage musical was the highest-grossing cinema release this week

Billy Elliot Live to be released on DVD and Blu-ray in November

The musical was broadcast live to eight countries on Sunday

The Gate's Christopher Haydon: 'We want to create work that looks at massive ideas'

The artistic director of the Gate Theatre on the theatre's history, its 35th anniversary and his attitude to programming

Helen Mirren takes The Audience to Broadway

As previously rumoured, Mirren will reprise her award-winning performance as the Queen in New York next Spring

Lily Allen dropped from Bridget Jones musical

The singer had written a number of songs for the project, which workshopped back in 2010 with Sheridan Smith in the title role

Original Billy Elliot returns to West End for one night only

Liam Mower will play older Billy on the night that Elton John's hit show is broadcast to cinemas across the UK and internationally

Changing of the Guard: Jeremy Herrin at Headlong

As he prepares to open The Nether in a co-production with the Royal Court, Jeremy Herrin discusses taking on 'the best job in British theatre'