Michael Coveney: Are books taking over the stage, and does it matter?
To mark World Book Day, our chief critic reflects on the influence of literature on contemporary theatre
Exclusive: Patsy Ferran cast in RSC's Merchant of Venice
By Editorial Staff
Polly Findlay's production opens in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in May, playing in rep with Othello
Michael Coveney: Critical awards and lasting legacies
Reflections on this year's Critics' Circle Awards, and some great critics of the past
Mark Strong, Antony Sher and Patsy Ferran attend Critics' Circle Awards
By Ben Hewis
Winners and critics gathered at the Prince of Wales Theatre earlier today
Mark Strong and Helen McCrory win at Critics' Circle Awards
This year's critics' picks also included Gypsy and King Charles III
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'
Arthur Darvill leads National Theatre's Treasure Island
Production images have been released of Polly Findlay's production of the classic pirate tale
Michael Coveney: National unveils Dorfman as RSC channels Downton Abbey
'What's happened over recent years at the Royal Court, the Birmingham Rep, Chichester and now the National has been spectacular'